SHERIDAN — After amassing 50 runs in their three wins to open a tournament in Cheyenne, the Sheridan Troopers were outmatched in their final two games this weekend.
Playing in the July Fourth Bob Nab Memorial Tournament weekend, Sheridan finished 3-2, losing 12-0 and 15-1 Saturday and Sunday.
Sheridan (14-18) outlasted the Cheyenne Hawks in a 17-13 shootout Friday night and played early Saturday morning against Denver squad Colorado Hitstreak.
The game ended after five innings when Colorado topped off the blowout with five runs in the top of the frame to force the mercy rule.
Pitcher Kyle Atkinson lasted four innings, allowing 10 hits and six earned runs with nine walks and five strikeouts. Sheridan managed just two hits.
Sunday morning, Sheridan played conference foe the Casper Oilers in a non-conference tournament matchup, falling behind 10-0 after two innings and eventually taking the mercy-rule 15-1 loss.
Connor McCafferty and Mark Munson were each 2-3 at the plate as Sheridan totaled six hits. Will O’Dell scored the Troop’s lone run on an error in the top of the fourth.
Sheridan will see Casper again in their final home game July 24 after a trip to Billings for a tournament this weekend and a home game with Laramie July 15.
Zach Blaney took the loss on the mound, allowing eight hits and 10 earned runs.
Kevin Bakkehaug pitched two innings of relief, allowing three earned runs on six hits.