The Green River Knights are headed to state


Photo Credit GR Knights American Legion Baseball Post 28

Tanya Baer, [email protected]

Green River- For the first time ever, all three of the Green River Knights teams are headed to state. The Green River “C” team competed in Cheyenne on July 14 and 15, going 1-2 in the tournament. The “B” team has been competing in Powell this week. Green River lost 11-1 to Gillette in the opening game on Thursday and was eliminated Friday, losing 8 to 5 to Lovell. (The Rock Springs “B” team also went 0-2 in the tournament)

The Class A Wyoming American Legion Baseball State Tournament is going to be held at Milward L. Simpson Stadium in Cody starting Monday, July 25.


The game that gave the Green River Knights A team the opportunity to go to state, was the final win during their district tournament last week against Riverton. To qualify for state, teams must be able to win several games at the district tournaments. “We’re excited about the opportunity to get to go to State,” said manager Ben Lail.

“This season has had its ups and downs,” said Green River Knight, Jax Peterson. The Green River Knights have won over 20 games this season, but it took a lot of hard work to make this happen. “It takes every player working hard to win,” said Ben. The team begins getting together as early as November every year, making this about an 8 to 9-month process. Ben stated that there is a lot of hard work involved during these months and that the team spent a lot of time this season traveling around Wyoming to the many games.

“I want to thank everyone from Green River and Sweetwater County. This kind of thing takes a whole community. I want to thank the coaches, staff, and players as well. They have all been working really hard, and in my eyes, these kids are the best players in the state, and we love them so much,” said Lail.


Peterson also added, “I want to thank my team for being here and thank the community and coaches for all of their support.”

Sponsored by
Tom Whitmore

Team manager
Benjamin Lail

Team Roster

#0 Skyler Lee
First Base

#1 Dawson Peter
Right Field

#2 Benjamin Lail

#5 Casey Clark
Left Field

#9 Lander Welch
Third Base

#10 Quentin Liebelt
Center Field

#13 Marcos Molina
Second Base

#16 Dallyn Smith

#18 Jace Paoli
Center Field

#23 Richard Peterson

#24 Ryker Dane
Right Field

#29 Ashton Eldredge

#42 Dane Catlin
First Base