SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Troopers kicked off a nine-game road trip with a doubleheader split against the Laurel (Montana) Dodgers Saturday.
The Troopers got both ends of the spectrum, winning a massive blowout in the first game before the Dodgers stole game two with a seventh inning walk-off.
After giving up two runs in the first inning of the first game, Sheridan scored 10 runs in the third inning before adding two more in the fifth to secure the 10-run-rule victory. Nolan McCafferty went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. Noah Gustafson went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and scored 3 runs in the win.
The Troopers finished with 11 hits and 11 RBI in the game.
Quinton Brooks pitched all five innings, striking out seven and giving up just two hits.
The Troopers gave up another two runs in the bottom of the first inning in the second game. After getting those two runs back in the top of the third, Laurel scored two more in the bottom of the same inning.
Sheridan tied the game at 4 in the sixth inning, but a walked and hit batter put two runners on before a double scored the Dodgers’ winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
McCafferty went 3 for 3 in game two to finish 5 for 7 on the day.
Connor Jorgenson pitched six-and-two-thirds innings in the second game, giving up seven hits and four earned runs.
The Troopers continue their road stretch with four games in Billings over the weekend.