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By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
⚾| Legion Baseball Wednesday, July 8
Alliance SRs 8, Rapid City Expos 1
Alliance sparked the scoring in the first inning with three runs and never trailed in a win over Rapid City Post 22 on Wednesday. The first four Alliance hitters reached base via hits including Caeson Clarke's RBI single for a 2-0 lead. Alliance added three more runs in the third inning to go up 6-0 on Trevor DuBray's RBI double followed by a two-run double from EJ Gomez. Gomez finished the day with three RBIs. He, Kirk Sanders, JJ Garza and Chase King all had multi-hit games.
Chance Crowe got the pitching victory on the mound going all seven innings and striking out three while allowing just one run, which was unearned. Rapid City amassed just five hits on the day.
Alliance SRs 10, Rapid City Expos 2
Alliance swept the doubleheader with a 10-2 victory Wednesday night with an emphatic fourth inning at the plate. The Spartans scored seven times to turn a 2-0 lead into a 9-0 blowout.
Mario Garza and Jakob Callan both had three RBIs to power the Alliance bats. Collin Schrawyer was 2/3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
JJ Garza worked the hill and threw all five innings of the run-shortened contest. Garza struck out five while walking just one batter. He gave up six hits.
Following the doubleheader Alliance is now 14-8 for the summer. The Expos drop to 11-6.
Chadron JRs 5, Gering 0
Chadron scored four runs in the first inning and defeated Gering 5-0 with just three hits in the contest. Walks were a big part of the early scoring with all four Chadron runs coming in with two outs. Jordan Bissonette singled in the first run then a wild pitch and walk made it 3-0. Noah Brown stole home to make it 4-0.
Shane Frye pitched the five-inning complete game. He allowed seven Gering hits and struck out five while not walking anyone.
Gering SRs 4, Chadron 0
Each team recorded five hits but it was Gering who cashed them in for a 4-0 victory Wednesday over Chadron in SRs Legion ball.
Scoreless through three innings Gering plated two in the fourth and two more in the fifth for a 4-0 lead. Riley Hoke tripled in a run after Gering had just scored on an error to go up 2-0. Riley Schanaman singled home the next two runs in the fifth.
Cobie Bila led Chadron's offense with two hits. Xander Provance tripled.
Anthony Walker pitched a complete game for Gering. He struck out 10 Chadron batters and walked just three.
Blake Olson had a relatively strong five innings on the mound for Chadron. He allowed just four hits and only two of Gering's four runs were earned. Olson struck out three and didn't walk a hitter. Trevor Berry pitched the final two frames and allowed just one hit.
Bridgeport 11, Sheridan County 7
Runs came flying by home plate in every inning of a high-scoring Bridgeport win over Sheridan County 11-7.
The teams were tied 2-2 after one frame, and 6-6 after the second inning. Bridgeport took an 8-6 lead after three and went up 11-6 before stopping Sheridan County's final push in the bottom of the fourth.
With two on Sheridan County scored on a passed ball to bring the Regulators within four runs, but a runner was caught trying to steal home for the second out. An error kept the game alive but a strikeout followed to end it.
Curtis Rittgarn was 2/3 with two RBIs for the Regulators. Jase Freeseman was the only other Sheridan County batter to reach via a hit, but the Regs took advantage of six walks and four Bridgeport errors.
Bridgeport saw KJ Bush go 2/2 at the plate with two RBIs. Scout Gamble also drove in two and scored twice. The Bombers drew 11 walks.
Sheridan County 6, Bridgeport 3
Sheridan County picked up four runs early and led throughout to split with Bridgeport, 6-3.
Leading 1-0 in the second inning a hit-batter made it 2-0 Sheridan County. Tucker Schott singled to left field and drove in two runs for a 4-0 lead. Larry Lofton doubled in a run to slice the lead to 4-2 in the fourth. A Regulator error cut it to 4-3. Harley Bayne quickly responded with an RBI single to make it 5-3 and the final tally came across an inning later on a wild pitch.
Both teams amassed 10 hits. Tegan Snyder was 3/4 to pace Sheridan County. Scout Gamble and Alex Barnette each had a pair of Bridgeport hits.
Jake Wallesen pitched all six innings for Bridgeport. He struck out 10 and walked three.
Tyler Johnson countered with five innings in the Sheridan County start. He struck out four and walked two while allowing eight hits. Jace Freeseman finished the final two innings and allowed only two hits.
More scores from Wednesday:
Torrington 9, Cheyenne 4
Torrington 11, Cheyenne 1
Scottsbluff SRs 14, Chappell (Buckley) 10
Rapid City Post 320 12, Scottsbluff SRs 8