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Casper Horseheads forced to push back Opening Day game

Casper Horseheads' Jake Baker warms up before practice at Mike Lansing Field on May 24, 2021.
Casper Horseheads' Jake Baker warms up before practice at Mike Lansing Field on May 24, 2021.(David Graf)
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 11:02 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - You could smell the peanuts and cracker jacks in the air, but it wasn’t meant to be for the Casper Horseheads Friday evening. They were forced to push back their Opening Day contest in Casper.

The Horseheads were set to host the Mining City Tommyknockers for their first game in Casper of the 2021 season on Friday, but the Tommyknockers’ bus broke down not once, but twice, on the way to Casper.

The game will be made up tomorrow with a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 P.M.

The team wrapped up its opening series in western Nebraska on Thursday, and Kyle Pearson, the Horseheads’ head coach, said he was excited for the team to take the field for the first time in Casper.

“Every hit’s going to mean a little bit more when you’ve got a bunch of people in the stands rooting you on instead of booing you, like this last series that we played,” said Pearson. “I’m excited for these guys to get out there, see how they respond when all the momentum is on our side because of the crowd.”

For more information about the Horseheads’ schedule this weekend, the team or ticket information, check out their website here.

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