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By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
⚾| Legion Baseball Recaps - Thursday, July 9
Alliance SRs 6, Chappell (Buckley) 3
Alliance trailed 2-0 but rallied and opened it up with a big sixth inning to beat Chappell Thursday 6-3.
Alliance began the top of the sixth trailing 3-2 and made its winning comeback with two outs after the first two hitters failed to reach. Drew Romick doubled in a run to tie the game and Collin Schrawyer gave Alliance its first lead with an RBI single, 4-3. Joel Baker stepped in next and singled in another run for a 5-3 advantage.
Brantz Halouska pitched the first three innings for Alliance and gave up just one earned run. Chase King finished the final four frames and didn't allow Chappell to cross the plate.
Dillon Harshman threw all seven innings for Chappell. He allowed ten hits and all six Alliance runs were earned.
Chappell (Buckley) 8, Alliance SRs 7
Chappell wasted no time racing out to a big lead in game two of Thursday's doubleheader but had to hold off the Spartans mid-game rally to win.
The Bombers scored four in the first to go up 4-2, and four more in the second for an 8-2 lead. The big hit early came when Caleb Deaver tripled in two runs for a 3-2 advantage in the first. After a single and two walks to begin the second Sam Uyemura gave the Bombers a 5-2 lead with an RBI single. A two-run error and sac fly allowed Buckley to build its 8-2 lead.
Alliance roared back in the top of the fifth. Down six runs the Spartans rallied with two outs. After a pair of singles, Alliance scored twice on passed balls to make it 8-4. Following another walk, Kirk Sanders and Trevor DuBray scored on a passed ball to cut the lead to 8-6.
In the final inning JJ Garza led off with a triple and scored on a one-out grounder to cut the lead to 8-7, but a line-out then ended the game.
Alliance moves to 15-9 after Thursday's games. Chappell is 13-7.
Gering SRs 6, Scottsbluff 4
Gering continued to tack on runs inning after inning and pulled away to beat rival Scottsbluff 6-4 Thursday.
Gering took a 2-1 lead after the first inning and went into the third tied 3-3 with the Zephyrs. Gering added a single run in each of the next three innings to end up on top for good.
Errors really hurt the Scottsbluff cause. Only one of Gering's six runs was earned as the Zephyrs committed five miscues.
Riley Schanaman pitched nearly a complete game for the win. He allowed seven hits, only two earned runs and struck out seven Z's.
Tate Carson had a two-hit night with two RBIs to lead the Scottsbluff bats.
Quinton Janicek had two hits and an RBI on the Gering side.
Gering improves to 9-7. Scottsbluff drops to 7-10.
More Scores Thursday:
Gering JRs 6, Scottsbluff 3
Ogallala JRs 6, Imperial 0