After two consecutive wins to kick off the Western Regional in their quest to become regional American Legion champs, the Lobos hit a road block in the form of a team from Tucson, Ariz.
That team topped Rocky Mountain 8-0 on the strength of 13 hits and just two strikeouts. Although Tuscon starter Ryan Norrix walked six and gave up six of the Lobos’ eight hits, the Lobos couldn’t get runs across, stranding 13.
All is not lost, however. The Lobos play Texas on Sunday, a team they topped 19-4 in the first game of the Western Regional.
If Rocky Mountain wins Sunday, it will need to win another game at 10 a.m. Monday to force a potential rematch with Tucson.
Carl Stajduhar pitched five innings for the Lobos on Saturday.
And though he allowed seven hits and four earned runs, Stajduhar attempted to make up for it with the only multi-hit game from a Lobos player, going 2-for-4 with a walk.
Errors cost the Lobos, who had six compared to none for the Tucson team.