SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets routed Laramie Friday night to earn a noon quarterfinal matchup with Jackson today in the Wyoming State ‘B’ Tournament in Sheridan.
After a disappointing 11-0 loss to begin positioning pool play Thursday against Casper at their host state tournament, the Jets jumped all over Laramie Friday night with a 21-3 blowout win.
Sheridan jumped out quickly with a Kris Clark 2-RBI triple in the first inning, using a 10-run third to defeat a Laramie team that had beaten Casper 14-4 earlier Friday.
Jets pitchers James Timberlake and Kendall Walters split three innings apiece, allowing one earned run in the contest. As a team, they finished with a massive 19 RBIs, capitalizing on 16 walks by Laramie pitchers.
Sheridan plays a single-elimination game against the low-seed, Jackson (0-2 this weekend), today at noon, hoping to get another shot at Casper in what would be a state semifinal matchup at 6 p.m.
All games are played at Thorne-Rider Stadium.
Box score: Sheridan vs. Laramie, July 26, 2013
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SHERIDAN 2 0 10 0 1 8 21 11 2
LARAMIE 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 6 5
SHERIDAN HITTING: 2B: T. Stauffer, M. Lube, K. Clark 3B: K. Clark RBI: T. Stauffer 3, T. Martini, M. Lube, K. Clark 5, Z. Blaney, B. Godwin 3,B. Kjerstad 3, C. Hoopes 2 ROE: T. Martini, M. Lube, K. Clark FC: B. Kjerstad HBP: D. Alden SB: T. Stauffer, T. Martini, M. Lube
Cheyenne 12, Jackson 8
Laramie 12, Casper 2
Gillette 14, Jackson 4
Sheridan 21, Laramie 3
Saturday single-elimination round
9 a.m.: Laramie vs. Gillette, winner plays Cheyenne at 3 p.m.
Noon: Sheridan Jets vs. Jackson, winner plays Casper at 6 p.m.
Sunday: Championship game at 10 a.m.