SHERIDAN — Wyoming American Legion ‘AA’ Baseball coaches from around the state vote every year to determine the All-State selections. Three Troopers were named to the list.
Quinn McCafferty was named to All-State first team and Troopers Ayden Roush and Jacob Boint were named All-State second team.
“Those were three guys who were our workhorses on the ground,” Sheridan Troopers head coach Ben Phillips said.
“I was happy they were all recognized All-State because they were the heart of our batting order and three of the top pitchers we had this year. They all did a great job.”
The three All-State players batted second, third and fourth in the lineup.
When he was not on the mound, McCafferty was playing shortstop for the Troopers. Phillips said McCafferty displayed some of the best single-season pitching performance he has seen in his 11 years of coaching.
“To go out and pitch the way McCafferty did was awesome,” Phillips said. “Every time he was on the mound we expected to win.”
When Boint was not throwing strikes for the Troopers, he was fielding ground balls at third base and shortstop. Phillips said Boint improved in the field compared to a year ago, putting in a lot of hard work.
Ayden Roush spent most of his time at first base for the Troopers when he was not pitching. Phillips said Roush is a returning All-State player.
The Troopers will have two players from this season’s team leave, but all three All-State players will be able to return next year. Phillips sees the potential to have more All-State players at the conclusion of next season with a strong team returning for the Troopers and a good group of players moving up from the Jets. Phillips has high expectations for the team next year.
Troopers will retake the diamond next summer.