Cheyenne Post Six made it so that a team has to beat them twice to win the ‘AA’ State Championship on Sunday in Rock Springs.

Cheyenne (50-20) held off a late charge by Sheridan for a 5-4 victory over the Troopers Saturday night.

Jackson Hesford had three hits, which included a double, and two RBI’s. Nico Vite added three hits, drove in a run, and made several key defensive plays. Trenton Rodriguez went five innings for the victory. He allowed three unearned runs on seven hits. Grant Redman earned the save.

The Sixers overcame five errors for the victory. All four of the runs Cheyenne allowed were unearned.

Sheridan (39-22) was led by Justice Rees with two hits and an RBI. Michael Greer also had two hits. Ayden Roush went 5.1 innings on the mound. He took the loss.

Cheyenne scored two in the first inning on singles by Andrew Johnson and Hesford. The Troopers pulled within 2-1 on Rees RBI-single to center field in the second. The Sixers answered right back with Hesford’s RBI-double to right field in the third for a 3-1 lead. It stayed that way until an RBI-fielder’s choice by Dominic Lopez and an RBI-single from Vite in the sixth inning made it 5-1.

Back-to-Back errors by Cheyenne helped Sheridan score twice in the bottom of the sixth. Another error, combined with a walk, and an RBI-single by Hunter Stone cut it to 5-4. Redman finished it for the Sixers when he caught Rees of Sheridan looking on a 2-2 pitch with the tying run at second base.

Cheyenne will play Gillette for the ‘AA’ state title on Sunday. The first pitch is scheduled for noon. The Roughriders must win twice to win the title, while the Sixers need just one win. An if necessary ‘second championship game’ would be at 3:30 p.m.

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