SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Sasquatch defeated Casper 20-7 in Friday's Expedition League baseball game, played at Black Hills Energy Stadium in Spearfish.
"It's a nice way to get back into the win column," said Spearfish head coach Adam Core, whose team set a franchise record with those 20 runs. "We weren't in it much last week, and we really wanted to work hard today to turn that around."
Spearfish managed only one hit in the first inning but took advantage of six walks to build a 4-1 lead. Three of those walks came with the bases loaded.
A six-run third inning boosted the Sasquatch's lead to 10-2. Luke Lampros' three-run double led the way.
Spearfish used a six-run fifth inning for a 16-2 cushion. Jaxon Rosencranz belted a bases-loaded home run for the final four runs.
Casper scored five runs in the sixth to cut the margin to 16-7. Spearfish added four in the seventh for the final margin.
Rosencranz scored four runs, added three hits, and drove in four runs for Spearfish (1-1 in the season’s second half). Josue Rangel scored three runs; Brent Richey also contributed three hits. Nick Dufoe earned the pitching win.
Josh Overstreet took the pitching loss for Casper. Anthony Zellner scored two runs and added three hits.
The teams continue this three-game series Saturday. First pitch from Black Hills Energy Stadium is set for 6:35 p.m.