SHERIDAN — A bunt struck just a little too firm, over aggressiveness on the base paths and the failure to find a hole with a runner in scoring position — the Sheridan Troopers had plenty of opportunities to win game two of a doubleheader against Laramie at Thorne-Rider Stadium Sunday. They just couldn’t get it done.
The Troopers lost the nightcap 1-0 and fell in the opener 7-1 to quickly drop to 0-2 in conference play.
“We had so many mistakes tonight that we should have won the game,” Sheridan head coach Ben Phillips said. “There’s no reason we should have lost that game. That’s a conference game, so it’s frustrating. … It just seemed like everyone was tight. It’s young kids and conference games, and they just, I think, wilted under pressure. Hopefully, we can learn from it and move forward.”
Laramie scored the game’s lone run on a bloop single to right field in the third inning. Sheridan positioned itself in very similar situations throughout the game in which a weak little pop fly over the infield would have knotted the game or even vaulted the Troopers ahead, but they just couldn’t find it.