Laramie Deputies Prepped For State Tournament
The Laramie Deputies are one of seven teams in the field for the Wyoming State 'B' American Legion baseball tournament in Casper.
The Deputies enter the double elimination bracket as the sixth seed and will face third seed Cody in their opening game Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Laramie (15-6) has only faced two teams in the tournament field according to Deputies manager Travis Geile. They went 2-0 against Rock Springs and 1-2 versus Casper. The only other team they had faced was Rawlins, who had to withdraw due to injuries. Laramie was 4-0 against them.
Geile said he believes they are in good shape going into the tournament.
"I really feel like we're right where we want to be going into the state tournament."
He added they think they can beat anybody in the field.
As for their first round match-up, Geile admitted they're going in with not a lot of knowledge about Cody.
That means the focus is on themselves. Geile reiterated the good feeling about his squad’s play.
“I feel like we always play good defense behind our pitchers… right now, we’re at a good spot swinging the bat; so I feel all together, that if our pitchers throw strikes, we’re going to be a pretty tough team to beat.”
The Deputies are the JV squad in the local Laramie legion baseball program. The team is comprised of 15 players in the age range of 13-15 years old.
Top seed Cheyenne Prep has a bye, thanks to Rawlins withdrawal. Other first round games Wednesday have the Sheridan Jets taking on Rock Springs and Casper against Gillette Prep.
All the action is at Mike Lansing Field in Casper.