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By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
⚾| Legion Baseball Recaps - Friday, July 10
Sidney JRs 16, Sheridan County 4
Sidney pieced together a huge first inning for a 7-0 lead and never came close to relinquishing it Friday afternoon in a 16-4 win over Sheridan County.
After Sheridan County loaded the bases but failed to score to begin the ballgame Sidney scored four times in the bottom half on a set of walks, singles and an error to go ahead 5-0. Another error on a grounder let two more come in for the big lead. Of Sidney's 16 runs none scored on an extra-base hit.
Nolan Hofrock compiled three hits on a 3/4 afternoon and had three RBIs. Ethan Reichman had a couple of hits and two RBIs. Ty Stettner drove in three Sidney runs and Austin Wolfe scored twice.
Wolfe, Stettner and Hofrock combined for the win on the mound. The trio struck out nine Regulators and walked only one. Sheridan County had three hits.
Rapid City (Post 22) 14, Alliance JRs 0
Rapid City Post 22 held the Spartan JRs to one hit in the first game of Friday's doubleheader, a 14-0 victory.
Kadin Nelson needed just 64 pitches to complete his seven-inning shutout. He struck out nine and didn't walk a batter. Mario Garcia was the lone Spartan to register a hit.
Wyatt Anderson led Rapid City with five RBIs in a 3/3 afternoon. Hayden Holec plated four runs with the bat.
Alliance trailed 4-0, 7-0 and 13-0 after three complete innings.
Rapid City (Post 22) 9, Alliance JRs 8
Game two was competitive through the final play when Rapid City scored the winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the eighth inning to break an 8-8 tie.
Alliance jumped out to a brief 2-0 lead to start the game with Kellon Muhr stealing second, third and home plate to go up 1-0 followed by an RBI single from Jakob Kallan.
Rapid City tied it 2-2 and Alliance answered in the second frame with Nic Wright scoring on a wild pitch for a 3-2 advantage. Wright reached on a walk and advanced to third on Muhr's double.
Rapid countered with a big second inning - scoring four times - leading 6-3 heading to the third.
Alliance would tack on a run, then add two more in the fourth and finally tie the game with two in the seventh on Brantz Halouska's two-run single. The Spartans eventually sent it to extra innings but a pair of walks in the eighth and the two passed balls allowed the winning run to come across.
Torrington 7, Cheyenne (Post 6) 3
Wheatland 16, Cheyenne (Post 6) 6