After an impressive regular season, South lost both of its first two games in the Legion baseball state tournament to teams the Cougars beat in the regular season.
In their game Monday, the Cougars lost 4-2 to the Post 4 Pocatello Rebels after beating them 6-4 on July 2.
The Cougar got behind early after the Rebels scored three runs in the first two innings while holding South scoreless. They came alive in the fourth scoring two runs but couldn’t build on the momentum and fell after Pocatello closed out the game with a run in the sixth.
Sawyer Klingler pitched all six innings allowing five hits and four runs with no strikeouts and four walks.
Klingler was also the post impressive batter going 3/3 and hitting a double matching the rest of the team’s output as they also had three hits and a double between them.
South Fremont fell 6-4 to the Blackfoot Broncos after beating Blackfoot by the same score on July 17.
The Cougars led through the first five innings after scoring one run in each of the first four innings before the Broncos two runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 5-3. In the sixth, Blackfoot scored three runs that proved to be the difference in the game.
Bridger Erickson pitched five innings allowing 13 hits and six runs with two strikeouts and a walk. Peyson Yancey pitched the other inning allowing no hits or runs with one walk.
Seth Klingler went 2/3 at the plate including a double and Kaimen Peebles hit a triple.
The Cougars’ Legion losses came after South Fremont High School’s baseball season was cancelled in the spring. The cancellations were extra painful for the Cougars because they seemingly had a shot at the 3A state title. Both of the teams who beat South early this week were primarily made up of athletes from 4A and 5A schools.