SHERIDAN — The Troopers were overpowered by the Centaurus Warriors Friday night in their Omaha, Neb., tournament opener.
Sheridan fell 10-1 to the team from Lafayette, Colo., in their first game Friday night. They play Creighton Prep at 8 p.m.
Skyler Holwell took the mound for Sheridan, throwing five innings, allowing four earned on two hits with eight walks and six strikeouts.
Omaha got on the board in the first after three walks from Holwell, and while the Troopers and Holwell held the floodgates each inning, the Warriors scored consistently; three in the third and three in the sixth, adding two in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Sheridan got on the board in the third inning when Matt Mullinax singled, eventually scoring on a passed ball at the plate. The Troopers were out-hit 7-6, and were further damaged by four errors in the game. The Warriors struck out 11 Troopers in the game, limiting Sheridan baserunners throughout.
Sheridan plays games today, Sunday and Monday against teams from Colorado and Nebraska, while also getting time to watch the College World Series, which begins today in Omaha.
Follow their progress online at GameChanger.io, search Sheridan Troopers.