Sheridan Jets pitcher Noah Gustafson fields a ground ball Thursday at Thorne-Rider Stadium. The Sheridan Press | Mike PrudenSheridan Jets pitcher Noah Gustafson fields a ground ball Thursday at Thorne-Rider Stadium. The Sheridan Press | Mike Pruden

Jets in midst of six-game winning streak

SHERIDAN—The Sheridan Jets followed up their dominating performance on Wednesday night by taking both games against Cody (8-1 and 6-3) Thursday at Thorne-Rider Stadium.

Weather postponed the matchup between Sheridan and Cody, originally scheduled for last Sunday, which may have been a blessing in disguise for the Jets. After scoring 31 runs in their two games the night before, Sheridan continued their hot hitting on Thursday.

“The last couple nights we have been tough outs at the plate,” Jets coach Ryan Murner said. “We have been forcing pitchers to work hard for every out they get.”

That discipline at the plate has given Sheridan a nice cushion on the scoreboard, allowing Jets pitchers to be more comfortable on the mound. Jets pitcher Noah Gustafson only allowed five hits and found the strike zone on 49 of his 64 pitches.

Both Jeff Shanor and Carl Geertz went 3-4 at the plate, helping the Jets seal the 8-1 victory in game one.

It was more of the same in game two, as Blake King was the leading man at the plate for the Jets. King went 3-4 and scored two runs.

Shanor followed up Gustafson’s work on the mound in game one with an impressive effort of his own in the second game, only allowing three hits and throwing four strikeouts.

The Jets added another victory to their record with the 6-3 win in game two. After opening the season with a 1-9 record, the Jets are on a six-game winning streak as they head into light week of baseball.

“We have been competing hard, and the boys are being rewarded for it,” Murner said.

The Jets have a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday against Gillette at home. They will be on the road June 19-22 for the RC 22 Big Hitter Tournament.

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Mike moved to Sheridan from Indianapolis, Indiana. Family and his passion for sports brought Mike to the Cowboy State, where he began working as the sports editor for the Sheridan Press in June of 2014.

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