Jun 29, 2020 3:18 PM

⚾| Legion Baseball: Exciting finishes across the Panhandle Sunday

Posted Jun 29, 2020 3:18 PM

By: Dave Collins, Sports Director

⚾| Legion Baseball Game Wraps, Sunday, June 28

Chadron JRs 7, Scottsbluff Prep FR 6

Chadron came back from a 4-2 deficit late with five runs to outlast the Scottsbluff Prep Freshman 7-6.

A sacrifice fly made it 4-3 Scottsbluff in the sixth when Shane Frye added another run to tie it with a single.  Scottsbluff scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the seventh and took a 6-4 lead on Jaxson Orozco's single.

Chadron got started quickly in the seventh with runners on base via a hit-by-pitch and three consecutive walks that included a run coming across on a passed ball to make it 6-5.  Ryan Vahrenkamp singled in the tying run and Chadron won it in the next at-bat when Broc Berry scored on another passed ball.

The win evened Chadron's season record at 5-5.

Scottsbluff SRs 14, Laramie 4

Scottsbluff launched out to an 8-2 lead after two innings Sunday in a rout over Laramie.

After the first three batters reached on hit-by-pitches and a single in the second Hunter McCollum singled home the first of seven runs in the frame. Creighton Dike doubled home a pair for a 6-1 lead and Jace Heimerman doubled home two more to make it 8-1 Zephyrs.

Jerod Balthazor, KJ Hartline and Andon Pittman each had three Zephyr RBIs.  

Tate Carson pitched four of five innings and held Laramie to four runs on eight hits.

Laramie 14, Scottsbluff SRs 4

Laramie won the second game of the day by the exact same score, 14-4.  Laramie scored two in the first and broke open a 4-0 game with three more in the fourth to go up 7-0 before finishing it off with five runs in the fifth after Scottsbluff had cut the lead to 9-4.

Laramie out-hit Scottsbluff 12-5 and the Z's defense committed five errors.  Only three of Laramie's first nine runs were earned off Z's starter Creighton Dike.

Derrick Squires went 2/4 with four RBIs for Laramie.  Caleb Eaton was 3/4 with a pair of RBIs. Eaton allowed only five hits over 5 2/3 innings on the mound and struck out five Scottsbluff hitters.  He walked eight.

Scottsbluff is 2-6 this summer and hosts Gering tonight at Cleveland Field with 7:30 the set time for first pitch.

Buckley (Chappell) 4, Gering SRs 0

Buckley held Gering to two hits in a shutout Sunday.

Xander Speicher worked around five walks and struck out seven on the mound for the Bombers to earn the win in a six-inning start.  Gering's second inning started promising with back-to-back singles but Speicher struck out the next two hitters and forced a ground out with the bases loaded to end the threat.  Gering wouldn't get a hit the rest of the game.

The Bombers opened up a scoreless game with three runs in the fourth inning.  Two singles began the frame followed by a one-out double from Corbin Murphy that scored two.  Logan Kerr singled home Murphy and that's all Buckley would need to win.

Buckley (Chappell) SRs 8, Gering 7

Buckley won the second game of the doubleheader on a walkoff error in the bottom of the seventh, 8-7.  Dillon Harshman's grounder to third was mishandled allowing Davon Wolf to score the winning run and cap a three-run comeback after trailing 7-5 with three outs to play.

It was a close game throughout - Buckley led 3-0 after one before Gering tied it 3-3 in the third.  Both teams added a run in the fifth before Gering took a 7-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth on Riley Hoke's two run home run.

Gering falls to 3-5 and Buckley is now 11-1 this summer.

Sheridan County 4, Scottsbluff Prep Freshman 2

Jase Freeseman threw seven innings on the mound and struck out 11 for the Regulators who won their sixth game. Harley Bayne had a two-RBI game and doubled.

Sheridan County moves to 6-4.

More scores from Sunday:

Scottsbluff JRs 9, Rapid City Post 22 0

Rapid City Post 22 14, Scottsbluff JRs 0

Brighton, CO 10, Ogallala JRs 2

Sidney SRs 10, Sterling, CO 0

Bridgeport 5, Buckley (Chappell) 3

All eight runs came across in the sixth inning Sunday of Bridgeport's win over Buckley.  After Buckley took a 3-0 lead Bridgeport scored five times without the benefit of a hit - four RBI walks and a hit-by-pitch all brought in runs for a 5-3 lead.

Alliance SRs 9, Montana State A Gallatin Valley 8