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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers will enter the State ‘AA’ Tournament Wednesday in Cheyenne having lost their final five games of the season.
The Troop fell 9-4 in Casper Saturday night, losing to the Oilers for the second time in a week and finishing the season 19-25 overall and third in the North League AA standings with a record of 2-4, one game ahead of Gillette Roughriders. As a result, Sheridan plays No. 2-seed from the south, Jackson, Wednesday, while Gillette gets No. 1 Wheatland. Cheyenne Post 6 topped North AA play with its 5-1 record, and Casper was second.
After Sheridan fell 8-4 to Casper Wednesday, they jumped out to a 4-0 lead which they held until the seventh inning when Casper scored seven runs. The Oilers added two in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Sheridan pitcher Kyle Atkinson was strong through six, but gave up all six of his earned runs in the seventh inning on three Oilers hits, a sacrifice fly and one walk. Will O’Dell pitched the one inning of relief, allowing two runs. Connor McCafferty was three for four, Mark Munson had two RBIs and Ethan Hoopes and Will O’Dell each had one. Sheridan plays Jackson at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Cheyenne.
Box Score, July 27: Casper 9, Sheridan 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 9 7 1
Sheridan RBI: R. Munson 2, E. Hoopes, W. Odell SAC: C. Mcafferty, E. Hoopes SF: R. Munson ROE: C. Mcafferty HBP: D. Adriaens GIDP: R. Munson SB: T. Mort Fielding E: C. Mcafferty DP: K. Eisele, C. Mcafferty
Casper: 2B: B. Kautzmann RBI: B. Kautzmann 3, C. Huber, Z. Mathson, D. Doyle, K. Chuman, Durtche SF: C. Huber, Z. Mathson ROE: J. Fanto FC: Durtche HBP: C. Huber, Z. Mathson GIDP: D. Reese SB: B. Kautzmann, C. Huber CS: Durtche
Wyoming ‘AA’ Tournament at Cheyenne
Wed., July 31st
9:30 a.m. S-No. 3 Cheyenne Hawks vs. N-No. 2 Casper Oilers
12:30 p.m. N-No 2 Sheridan Troopers vs. S-No. 2 Jackson Giants
4 p.m. N-No. 4 Gillette Roughriders vs. (#1 South) Wheatland Lobos
7 p.m. S-No. 4 Rock Springs Archie Hay Post 24 vs. N-No. 1 Cheyenne Post 6
Thursday, August 1st
9:30 a.m. Hawks/Casper loser vs. Gillette/Wheatland loser
12:30 p.m. Sheridan/Jackson loser vs. Rock Springs/Post 6 loser
4 p.m.Hawks/Casper winner vs. Gillette/Wheatland winner
7 p.m. Sheridan/Jackson winner vs. Rock Springs/Post 6 winner