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SHERIDAN — Late July means the Sheridan Jets gearing up to host the Wyoming Legion State ‘B’ Tournament at Thorne-Rider Stadium.
Sheridan’s youngest Legion team enters their season finale event having enjoyed plenty of time in the friendly confines of Thorne-Rider all season, playing 11 doubleheaders at home in 2013. They carry a 14-27 record on the year, playing well lately, winning five of their last seven games.
American Legion Post 7 director Dan Bilyeu said that the tournament has been in Sheridan almost every year since its inception eight years ago, and they’ll continue to do what they can to keep the event here.
“We like to host a tournament here in Sheridan, we don’t ever have a problem getting one of these tournaments because teams like to come up here,” he said. “It does help us out financially, but more importantly it’s good for the community, and good for American Legion baseball.”
Tournament director Matt Lube said that there will be plenty of family activities along with Thursday and Friday night games. Sheridan plays Casper Thursday and Laramie Friday, both at 7 p.m., and there will be a full slate of pre-game festivities including local Babe Ruth and Little League team introductions on the field. Both of those teams are preparing to travel for postseason regional and state tournament play after successful seasons.
A dunk tank and various carnival games will also be set up at Thorne-Rider. On the field, six teams will work through two days of pool play before the single elimination tournament begins Saturday, with the championship game to follow Sunday morning at 10.
American Legion Baseball – State B Tournament
Six Team Pool Play – Single Elimination Tournament at Thorne-Rider Stadium July 25-28 in Sheridan
1 Sheridan (1)
2 Casper (3)
3 Laramie (5)
1 Cheyenne (2)
2 Gillette (4)
3 Jackson (6)
Thursday Pool Play
2 p.m. Gillette vs Cheyenne
7 p.m. Casper vs. Sheridan
Friday Pool Play
9 a.m. Cheyenne vs. Jackson
Noon Laramie vs. Casper
3 p.m. Jackson vs Gillette
7 p.m. Sheridan vs. Laramie
Saturday single elimination
9 a.m. #3A vs #2B Game 7
Noon #3B vs #2A Game 8
3 p.m. Winner 7 vs #1A Game 9
6 p.m. Winner 8 vs. #1B Game 10
10 a.m. Winner 9 vs Winner 10
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