SHERIDAN — Despite some good pitching early by the Jets, the Casper Drillers were too much for Sheridan Tuesday.
Sheridan was upended by scores of 14-4 and 13-4 on a late night at Thorne-Rider Stadium.
In game two, pitcher Tyler Stauffer ran through the first few innings with relative ease before a five-run fifth ended his night. Casper jumped on Sheridan early and often in the first game, chasing Zach Blaney after three innings.
“Mistakes plagued us tonight,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “We had opportunities that we did not capitalize on at the plate and in the field. We have to make plays and have quality at bats in the big spots and we fell short tonight.
“Hopefully we can learn from our experiences and take advantage of our chances when we are in those spots.”
Max Lube was two for three at the plate with an RBI in game one. Tyler Stauffer had a two-RBI triple. In the nightcap, Blake Godwin was two for four, and Turner Martini was two for three with three RBIs and a triple.
Sheridan plays Saturday against Gillette Prep and Sunday against the Billings Cardinals to finish their regular season. Both are doubleheaders set for 1 and 3 p.m., at home.
The State B Tournament will be held in Sheridan July 25-28 at Thorne-Rider Stadium.