Left fielder Chance Wiltse makes a retreating catch in the first inning of the Jets 2-1 loss to the Billings Angels Sunday afternoon at Thorne-Rider Stadium. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)Left fielder Chance Wiltse makes a retreating catch in the first inning of the Jets 2-1 loss to the Billings Angels Sunday afternoon at Thorne-Rider Stadium. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)

Jets show strides in split

SHERIDAN — Sunday’s result was a large improvement from the last time the Sheridan Jets played the Billings Angels.

Sheridan split with the Billings squad, winning 9-7 before dropping the second game 2-1.
“I thought we played much better today,” head coach Ryan Murner said, his team having struggled against Billings competition this season. “We pitched effectively and for the most part kept our errors from hurting us.”

“We could’ve used some more hits the second game, but I thought our overall approach was better today at the plate.  Hopefully we can continue to play well each game from here on out.”

James Timberlake shined on the mound for the Jets, going seven innings while allowing eight hits and two earned runs, striking out seven and walking four.

Billings out-hit Sheridan 8-3 in the final game. Kris Clark drove in Sheridan’s run.

In the first game, Sheridan used an eight-run fourth inning and withstood a three-run rally by the Angles in the seventh to get the win. Blake Godwin was strong for Sheridan giving up eight hits and seven earned over six and one-third innings of work.

Tyler Stauffer, Davis Alden, Turner Martini and Brian Kjerstad all had an RBI apiece. Clark drove in two.

Sheridan plays Tuesday at 1 and 3 p.m. in Billings in their final road games of the season. They return home July 16.

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