The 2016 Alpine o6 Cowboys

The 2016 Alpine o6 Cowboys team included Thomas Nelson, Reggie Wilson, Korie Vire, Eric Ferguson, Cristford Adames, Jake Heissler, Matt Henriksen, Phildrick Llewellyn, Seth McLemore, Ariel Adut, Cameron Carney, Chris Rogers, Ryan Richadson, Adam Ogburn, Evan Bickett, Tim Henry, Pat Lemmo, Joey Webb, David Gates, Kevin Klaess, Kyle Bogese, JJ Graham, Jon Denney, Ely Gallego, Nate Ferrell, Reagan Rutledge, and Ryan Stevens. 

The bats were busy at Kokernot Field on July 21, and when the dust cleared, the Alpine o6 Cowboys (31-30) took a 10-8 win over the Roswell Invaders (42-21). The Cowboys were led by Eric Ferguson, who went 3-5, drove in one run, and scored three. Ely Gallego's eight strikeouts, one earned run, and two walks over seven innings were enough to push Alpine past Roswell. Eric Gleese couldn't get it done on the hill for the Invaders, taking the loss. 

The game between the Tucson Saguaros (50-13) and the Cowboys (31-31) went into extra innings July 25 at Kokernot, but when the last out was recorded, the Saguaros emerged with a 8-6 victory.

With the score tied at six, Michael Rampone came to bat and singled, plating Steven Borkowski and Michael Morris. Tanner Giesel racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Saguaros. Borkowski baffled the Cowboys, striking out nine batters. Jake Heissler was a bright spot for Alpine, allowing only one run, and striking out six.

Brian Luebcke improved to 5-3 on the year by picking up the win for Tucson. Luebcke struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit. Chris Rogers (4-2) took the loss for the Cowboys, lasting just one inning, and allowing two runs.

Michael Rampone went 1-4 with a home run as the Saguaros took a 5-4 victory over the Cowboys July 27. Reagan Rutledge had a hot bat for the Cowboys, going 3-5 and scoring two runs. Matt Kelley got the win, running his season record to 1-0. David Gates couldn't get it done on the mound for Alpine, lasting just one inning, and taking the loss.

Tim Henry went 1-3 with a homer, helping Alpine (32-32) to a 7-6 victory over Tucson (51-14) July 28. Jesse Baker racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Saguaros.  Even though Kevin Klaess allowed five runs over seven innings, he still recorded the victory, his fourth of the season.

Cameron Cox (6-3) was the games losing pitcher, lasting just two innings, and allowing three runs.

In the playoffs at Joe Bauman Park July 29, the Cowboys (0-1) didn't stand a chance, as the Roswell Invaders (1-0) captured a blowout 12-6 win. The Invaders scored six runs in the second on an RBI single by Rene Moreda, a two-run single by Louis Martini, an RBI double by Cody Coffman, and a two-run single by Bobby Webb. Phildrick Llewellyn racked up two RBIs on one hit for Alpine, and homered in the second inning. David Johnson recorded his first win for Roswell even though he allowed six runs over nine innings. Joey Webb (0-1) was the losing pitcher for the Cowboys. He allowed eight runs in 3-2/3 innings, walked five and struck out seven.

Finishing the season, the Cowboys (0-2) had a tough outing July 30, as the Invaders (2-0) dominated in a 10-2 win. Roswell scored five runs in the sixth on a two-run single by Louis Martini, an RBI single by Bobby Webb, and a two-run single by Roche Woodard.

Blake Oliver got the win thanks to eight strikeouts. Oliver allowed two earned runs on eight hits and no walks over seven innings. Matt Henriksen went 2-4 for the Cowboys, drove in one and scored one run. Pat Lemmo ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the yea

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