By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
⚾| Legion Baseball Scoreboard - Tuesday, June 23
Chadron SRs 4, Bridgeport 3
Trevor Berry's walk off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth won it for Chadron. Berry also started on the mound and led Chadron's defense through seven innings, allowing just three Bridgeport hits and runs while striking out 15 batters. Chadron is now 4-2 on the young summer.
Chadron JRs 17, Bridgeport 4
Chadron scored 13 times in the second inning to break a 4-4 tie and win in a run-shortened 2 1/2 inning contest. The Junior Nats drew double the amount of walks to hits (14-7) in the win and cruised behind Broc Berry on the mound. He pitched three frames striking out three. The Junior Nats picked up their second win to improve to 2-4 this summer.
Sidney JRs 15, Gering 8
This one showed why it's never over until the final out is recorded.
Gering leapt out to a 7-0 lead before Sidney got to the plate using a combination of walks and five singles, but it wouldn't last as Sidney answered with one run in the first, then exploded for nine in the second inning to take a 10-7 lead. Following a walk and a single to start the inning, an error led to Sidney's first run followed by a pair of extra base RBI hits. Sidney would add on five more in the fifth to win big.
Sawyer Dickman led Sidney with four RBIs. Jacob Dowse walked and scored three times each. Keenan Allen had a 2/4 night with three RBIs for Gering.
Gering SRs 8, Sidney 0
Jack Franklin dazzled the Sidney batting line-up for a complete game 8-0 win. Franklin allowed just two hits and struck out 11. He also put together a perfect night at the plate going 3/3 with an RBI. The win improves Gering's record to 2-2.
Alliance JRs 8, Rapid City Post 22 7
Alliance roared back in the eighth inning then held off Rapid's rally to win a thriller Tuesday afternoon.
Post 22 methodically built a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the eighth. The first ten men Alliance sent to the plate reached as the Spartans chipped away at the lead, but a pair of runners were thrown out trying to advance during the inning that kept it the game close, 8-5 Alliance heading into the ninth. Post 22 scored two times but left the tying run on third base with a strikeout to end the game.
Brantz Halouska and Mario Garcia each had three hits and drove in three runs combined for Alliance.
Alliance is now 5-4 this season.
Cheyenne Post 6 SRs 17, Scottsbluff 7
Cheyenne opened up a 5-2 lead early, and built it to 14-6 by the end of the third in the win over Scottsbluff.
Hunter McCollum started for the Zephyrs and went 2 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs (all earned) on four hits. Creighton Dike took over and pitched a little more than an inning, giving up eight runs before being relieved.
Dike drove in three runs offensively and had a pair of hits. KJ Hartline drove in two Z's runs.
Scottsbluff drops to 0-4.
Sheridan County JRs 8, Ainsworth 4
Sheridan County upped its record to 4-2 with a doubleheader sweep of Ainsworth Tuesday afternoon.
With one out in the second inning and a following a hit batter, the Regulators drew four straight walks and scored on two passed balls for a 4-2 lead. They added three more runs to go up 8-2 and never look back.
Both teams amassed just two hits each in the game and took advantage of pitching control issues to score runs.
Sheridan County JRs 10, Ainsworth 7
The second inning was also very kind to the Regulators in game two, plating seven runs and taking a 7-2 lead that was tested later on.
After building a 10-2 lead into the fourth, Ainsworth showed some fight with a five-spot to make it 10-7. Despite getting just one base hit in the contest Ainsworth used struggles by the Sheridan County defense to stay in it. Only 2 of Ainsworth's runs were earned, and both teams committed four errors.
Tegan Snyder, Keenan Schwarting and Tucker Schott all had two Regulator hits. Schwarting struck out six hitters in his start on the mound and didn't give up a hit.