It’s been a great start to the District Tournament for Laramie’s Little League Baseball All-Stars in Gillette.

The Laramie 11-12 year olds have won their first two games in pool play. They defeated Gillette 7-6 in extra innings Monday and followed that with a 9-0 win over Platte County Tuesday.

The 9-10 year old All-Stars from Laramie won their opening game over Torrington by a final score of 11-1 in five innings. They are part of a five-team double elimination bracket.

Laramie 11-12 All-Stars

The 11-12’s had an amazing comeback Monday night to beat Gillette. Down 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Laramie found a way to win. With two runners on, two outs and two strikes on the hitter, Laramie got a three-run home run from Jace Yerty that tied the game.

Manager Jeremy Sell said of their rally to victory,

“I don’t know quite what to think on that one. Being down three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs and two strikes; kind of a pretty clutch hit for Jace Yerty.”

They scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, when pinch runner Riley Hogsett touched home plate on a wild pitch.

Tuesday, they used a six-run second inning to beat Platte County. Jace Yerty and Garrett Dodd homered, while Aidan Morris added two hits and an RBI. Bryce Parvin was the winning pitcher. He surrendered one hit and struck out five.

Sell added, “They came out and played some good baseball; took care of them.”

Laramie will face Torrington at 4 p.m. Wednesday in their final pool play game. Single elimination bracket play begins Thursday. Only the top two teams will qualify for next week’s state tournament.

Laramie 9-10 All-Stars

Jaedyn Brown led Laramie to victory in their first game. He had two hits with three RBI’s. Brown also was the winning pitcher, as he allowed no runs or hits with two walks and six strikeouts in two innings.

Jaxen Knaub added three hits and an RBI.

Laramie led 4-0 after three innings. They closed it out with seven in the fifth.

With that win, the 9-10’s earned a day off on Tuesday.

They return to action Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Gillette National, who is 2-0 in the tournament. The winner will advance to Friday’s championship game. The same holds true in this bracket, as only the top two squads will move on to next week’s state tournament.