SHERIDAN — The Billings Blue Jays took two games from the Sheridan Jets Thursday night in a make-up doubleheader in Sheridan.
Billings staved off a late rally by the Jets (4-8) in the first game, winning 9-4, later running away with the second 16-1 behind 12 runs in the final two innings.
“We faced a tough opponent tonight,” head coach Ryan Murner said. “We made some mistakes that you can’t make against a quality team. I thought we had good moments throughout both games. Unfortunately we left a lot of men on base and gave them too many extra outs.”
Billings, always a grade-A baseball squad, held an 8-2 lead after five innings in game one, and while Max Lube and James Timberlake engineered two runs in the sixth, the Blue Jays plated another in the ninth to seal the win. Timberlake had two RBIs and three hits in the game. Pitcher Tyler Stauffer was chased after four innings, allowing seven runs.
In the second game, Timberlake was solid on the mound, but the Blue Jays scored three runs in the sixth and nine runs in the seventh to balloon the final score. Turner Martini had an RBI.
The Jets committed a combined 11 errors between the two games which kept the Blue Jays out of reach.
“Good teams will make you pay for those mistakes and that was the case tonight,” Murner said. “We battled in most innings but they capitalized on our mistakes and had a couple of big innings. We have to learn how to limit those innings.”
The Jets play at Gillette Prep tonight at 5:30 and 7:30.