Sheridan Jets 'shock the nation' in state tourney


SHERIDAN — Tyler Hutton waited and waited and waited for the ball to come down.

Camped under a routine pop fly in center field, Hutton remained calm for the final out of the Sheridan Jets’ state championship victory Sunday afternoon in Gillette. 

“I felt like that ball took eight hours to come down,” Hutton said.

After he squeezed the ball in his glove, he took it out, slid it into his back pocket and sprinted to the mound to dogpile with the rest of his teammates. Their year-long goal was complete.

The Jets swept their way through the Wyoming American Legion B state tournament with four wins last weekend. They beat Bridger Valley (11-2), Cheyenne (9-2), Gillette (7-0) and Casper (7-6) on consecutive days from Thursday-Sunday. Hutton claimed the Most Valuable Player award.

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