By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
Alliance SRs 3, Gering 1
Scoreless in the top of the fourth inning, Alliance took the lead on a passed ball and immediately added another run on a sacrifice fly to go up 2-0. Leading 2-1, Alliance plated another run on a passed ball in the seventh inning and retired Gering in order in the bottom half to win its sixth game of the summer.
Chase King nearly pitched a complete game allowing just five Gering hits, striking out five and not walking a batter. Trevor DuBray threw five pitches and struck out the final batter to close the deal.
Gering's Riley Schanaman tossed all seven innings and gave up just three hits and one earned run. He struck out seven.
Alliance improves to 6-3. Gering falls to 2-3 overall.
Alliance JRs 8, Gering 5
Alliance handed the Gering JRs their second straight loss with a hot start and then squeaked out the finish.
Leading 1-0, Eli Blanco knocked a two-run single to put Alliance up 3-0 in the top of the first. Blanco finished the game with three RBIs.
Later with Alliance up 7-1 in the sixth Gering made a furious rally, scoring four times. A walk and back-to-back doubles cut two runs off the Alliance lead making it 7-3. Following a strikeout, Tanner Gartner singled in a run and Keenan Allen doubled him home but was thrown out trying to advance to third. Trailing 7-5, a ground out ended the threat and Gering dropped to 1-4 this summer.
Alliance improves to 6-4.
Sheridan County JRs 7, Chadron 3
Sheridan County hosted Chadron and used a strong sixth inning to close out the Nationals. Leading 3-2 going into the bottom of the frame Jace Freeseman led off with a triple and came around to score on a wild pitch. Following an error and walk the Regulators added runs on a ground out and a fielder's choice to lead 6-2. Traiton Starr singled in the seventh run of the game and Chadron could only climb one closer with a run in the top half.
The Regulators are 5-2 and have won five straight since dropping the first two games of the summer to Chadron.
Sidney SRs 9, Bridgeport 1
Sidney started the game with runs in each of the first three innings then put the game away late with a four-spot in the sixth to win over Bridgeport 9-1.
Sawyer Dickman and Sam Hashman each had two RBIs for Sidney. Tommy Ellwanger started on the mound and went 3 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and allowed just one hit and a run.
Kohlton Kriha started for Bridgeport and threw all six innings, allowing nine hits, nine runs (five earned) and struck out five.
Sidney JRs 12, Bridgeport 2
Twelve runs and 12 hits were plenty for the Sidney JRs in their win over Bridgeport 12-2 Wednesday.
Sidney plated seven in the first inning and built an 11-0 lead after two innings. The big blow came from Luke Kasten with a two-run double to make it 4-0 in the first. Sidney added runs on five singles in the first two frames.
Ty Stettner, Kurtis Gadway and Nolan Hoffrock combined to limit Bridgeport to just four hits, and the Bombers struck out six times.
Kasten led the Sidney hitting attack with a 3/3 day, the aforementioned double, triple and two RBIs. He came within a homerun of the cycle. Ben Hashman drove in two runs on two hits.
Buckley (Chappell) SRs 8, USA Prime Colorado Springs 2
Buckley took the first game of a doubleheader limiting USA Prime Colorado Springs to just four hits.
Bombers pitcher Dillon Harshman threw the first five innings and struck out seven. Springs could only muster up three hits before Blake Mosenteen came in to close it out over the final two innings, working through three walks while allowing just one hit.
Harshman excelled at the plate with a perfect 3/3 day and two RBIs. Sam Uyemura drove in two runs with two hits and both players doubled.
Buckley (Chappell) SRs 8, USA Prime Colorado Springs 6
The third inning provided big excitement in game two where Buckley busted through to erase a big deficit and go on to sweep the double-dip.
USA Prime jumped out to a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third. Following a walk and fielder's choice, Prime came through with back-to-back RBI singles then added a run on an error at third base.
Then it was Buckley's turn. Sam Uyemura tripled in a runner who reached on a hit-by-pitch to start the inning. Stunningly, a second hit-batter came around to touch home plate on another triple right afterwards - this time off the bat of Blake Mosenteen to tie the game 4-4. Buckley took the lead on JT Pollart's double 5-4, added their sixth run on a passed ball, and never trailed again.
Tied 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh Buckley scored the go-ahead run on a ground out and went on to win 8-6.
Davon Wolf and Mosenteen each had two RBIs for the Bombers who are now 8-1 this summer.