This year will be one for books as many organizations adapt to COVID-19 preventative measures. The Babe Ruth Baseball Teams across Wyoming are no exception.
Last night, July 19th, the Lander Lobos won 6-4 over the Rock Springs Drillers taking the title of 16U Babe Ruth State Champions.
“Our players were mentally tough down the stretch and didn’t allow the pressure to be a detriment,” said one of their coaches Chris Babb. “Shannon [their other coach] and I were appreciative of their flexibility and their willingness to put the team before themselves.”
Later this week, the Lander Lobos Varisty and Junior Varisty Senior Babe Ruth Teams will head to Cheyenne and battle it out on the diamond for the state championship as well. For the first time, two separate tournaments for the varsity and junior varsity will happen simultaneously, Coach Mike Antonovich explained.
“We let the championship slip through last year,” Mike noted. “They are primed to go back and make amends for the title.”