Troopers drop a pair in Rapid City
SHERIDAN — Sheridan couldn’t hold Rapid City Post 320’s bats in check in either game of a doubleheader Tuesday in South Dakota. Rapid City took game one 8-4 and rallied for an 8-6 win in the nightcap.
Sheridan’s Race Johnston got the start in the first game and only lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on nine hits. He helped himself out a bit with a two-hit game and an RBI, while Quinn McCafferty and Ayden Roush each knocked home a run, as well.
Eric Taylor started game two and made it through three innings, yielding zero earned runs with three strikeouts. Seven runs came across on Taylor’s watch, but none were earned as Sheridan committed four errors — the Troopers also had four defensive gaffs in game one.
Jaren Brewer boasted a three-hit game with an RBI in the nightcap. Roush had a couple hits; McCafferty, Jacob Boint, Carter Dubberley and Cody Kilpatrick each had an RBI.
Sheridan, which dropped to 10-17 on the year, plays another doubleheader against Mitchell, South Dakota, Wednesday.
Ames in 9th at CNFR
SHERIDAN — Day three of the College National Finals Rodeo took place Tuesday at the Casper Events Center, and four Sheridan College cowboys had a second go in their respective events.
Chance Ames logged a 76-point ride in bareback, which placed him sixth in the round and tied for ninth in the average after two rides. Teammate Cole Reiner placed 17th in round two with a 71-point ride. He’s 21st in the average.
K’s Thomson bounced back from his no score in go one of bull riding to record a 67.5 in go two, which was the seventh best ride of the round and placed him 18th in the average.
Cody Henderson didn’t register a score in go two of goat tying.
The CNFR continues Wednesday.
Cutting event to begin Thursday
SHERIDAN — The Show Down in Sheridan cutting horse event will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Sheridan College Agripark. Contestants from Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Canada will compete for cash prizes and trophies.
Four divisions will take to the arena — professionals, nonprofessionals, amateurs and a youth class. All four divisions will compete each of the three days.
The National Cutting Horse Association is governing the event, which made its way back to Sheridan three years ago and has gained in popularity every year since.
The action gets underway Thursday at 8 a.m.
The Sheridan College Agripark is located at 1 Chris LeDoux Way.