The Gillette Riders might be a young team, but don't tell them they are not contenders for this week's Class AA Wyoming Legion Baseball state title.

Gillette only returned a handful of players with valuable varsity experience from the Double-A roster in 2021. This young group has exceeded expectations, and they hope to continue that at the state tournament in Sheridan.

WyoPreps visited with manager Nate Perleberg on Saturday about his team, how they're playing, how this young squad has played at such a high level, and what it will take for them to be successful in Sheridan.

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The Riders haven't won the Class AA state crown since 2014, but they are contenders on a yearly basis. For the second consecutive year, Gillette will be hosting the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament on Aug. 3-7, 2022.

The Riders have a 46-22 record entering the state tournament. They went 11-3 in conference games and earned the No. 2 seed.

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