Jets sweep Gillette Prep; drop two in Billings

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets swept Gillette Prep Friday night on the road, before losing two games in Billings Sunday.

Caleb Hoopes and Kendall Walters combined for seven innings on the mound, allowing seven hits and six earned runs in an 8-7 win Friday that got things started for Sheridan. They would run away with the second game, 12-1.
Turner Martini had two RBIs in the first game.

“It is always nice when you can get a couple of victories on the road in Gillette,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “In the first game we gave Gillette an opportunity to win the game by falling down in the count often and missing some plays defensively.

“They had bases loaded (with) two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning but we battled and got the final out.”
In game two, Blake Godwin lasted six innings, giving up just four hits and one earned run, striking out four in the blowout win.

“Blake Godwin got settled in after the first inning and did a nice job of keeping them off base,” Murner added. “We played very well defensively in game two.”

Tied at one, the Jets scored seven runs in the third inning. Kris Clark had two RBIs in the win.

On Sunday, the Jets traveled to Billings for their second doubleheader with the Blue Jays in four days. Billings swept the Jets Thursday night in Sheridan. The Blue Jays beat Sheridan 18-8 and 24-5 Sunday, as the Jets ran into what Murner called a “buzz saw.”

“They hit the ball extremely well — 40 hits combined in two games,” he said. “They were hot at the plate and we could not match them today. We will continue to work on keeping hitters off balance and working counts toward our advantage.

“Today will give our players some goals to work for and another chance to improve in practice,” he finished.
The Jets play Wednesday at the Billings Cardinals before returning home Sunday for a doubleheader with the Billings Angels.

NOTE: The Sheridan Troopers (2-0 League AA, 8-5 overall) play tomorrow night at home for the first time in nearly a month. They will host the Gillette Roughriders in a league game at 6 p.m.

Weekend totals
Hitting: RBIs: Brian Kjerstad 2, Chance Wiltse 2, Turner Martini 3, Kendall Walters 2, Kris Clark 4, James Timberlake 3, Zack Soule 2, Max Lube, Mason Lube 2, Caleb Hoopes, Tyler Stauffer 2, Blake Godwin 2
Doubles: M. Lube, J. Timberlake 2, K. Walters 3, T. Stauffer 2, B. Kjerstad; Triples: T. Stauffer, K. Clark Pitching: C. Hoopes: 4 innings, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, 7 walks, 2 Ks; K. Walters: 3 innings, 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 Ks; B. Godwin Sunday: 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 4 Ks/Friday: 2 innings 9 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 Ks; J. Timberlake: 4 innings, 11 hits, 9 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 K; K. Walters 1.2 innings, 6 hits, 6 earned runs, 3 walks, 2 Ks; T. Stauffer: 0.2 innings, 7 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 K; D. Alden 1.1 innings, 7 hits, 5 earned runs

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