By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
Updated: 8:30 am 7/16
⚾| Legion Baseball Scoreboard & Recaps - Wednesday, July 15
Alliance SRs 11, Sidney 0
EJ Gomez threw a gem for Alliance in the Spartans second straight shutout victory. Gomez limited Sidney to a pair of hits in his five innings for the complete game win. Gomez struck out six.
Alliance broke open a 1-0 game with four in the third inning to lead 5-0. Six more runs scored in the fourth frame, which sealed the run-rule shortened victory.
Jakob Callan drove in two runs and scored twice. Chase King had three RBIs and Caeson Clarke chipped in a pair of hits, a pair of runs scored and an RBI.
Alliance is 19-9 this summer.
Alliance JRs 10, Sidney 0
Two Alliance pitchers limited Sidney to three hits in a 10-0 juniors game victory. Vic Hinojosa threw the first four innings and allowed two hits while striking out seven. Mario Garza struck out two of the four hitters he faced to cap the win.
After a quick top of the first, Alliance got out to a fast start in the bottom half to take a 5-0 lead. Following a walk and two singles Kellon Muhr cleared the bases with a three-run triple for a 3-0 Spartans lead. Vic Hinojosa followed with a two-run homer and the rout was on.
The Alliance JRs improve to 12-7 for the season.
Gering JRs 11, Chadron 3
Gering turned a 1-0 deficit into a 6-1 lead and went on to defeat Chadron Wednesday 11-3.
Gering scored twice on bases-loaded walks and got RBI singles from Keenan Allen and Ryan Johnston in their six-run second inning to take control.
Allen was the starter on the mound and pitched three innings of two-hit ball. Keigin Shapland and Keagan Shifflet finished it out and allowed only two more hits. Only one of Sidney's runs was earned.
Dalton Wiese had two RBIs, Allen and Johnston two RBIs apiece, and Chris Bliss made it four Gering hitters to drive in multiple runs.
Gering is now 9-7.
Gering SRs 7, Chadron 6
Gering rallied in the bottom of the final inning to win a thriller Wednesday night 7-6.
Trailing 6-5 entering the seventh Gering loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batter. With one out Riley Hoke reached on a bunt single that tied the game 6-6. Adreick Conn was next in the box and was hit by a pitch to force in the winning run.
Chadron got off to a great start on the road scoring five times before Gering got a chance to swing the bats. But Gering chipped way in the bottom half with two to make it 5-2, and three more in the third to get within 6-5 before the rally late.
Tate Ryan and Garrett Reece each had two hits and an RBI for the Nationals in the loss.
Blake Greene pitched 6 2/3 innings for the win, allowing only three earned runs of the six he gave up total. Hoke got the final two outs in the seventh.
Gering is 14-8 heading into Thursday.
Bridgeport 15, Sheridan County 14
The scoreboard lit up with crooked numbers all over the place in game one of a doubleheader that Bridgeport won in the final at-bat. Tied 14-14 in the fifth, Ethan Eckhart drive in the winning run with an RBI single to walk-off the Regulators.
Sheridan County built a 7-1 lead in the second inning only to see Bridgeport answer seven times to go up 8-7 into the third.
The Regs slapped home plate five more times to lead 12-8, but again Bridgeport would answer with six to lead 14-12 heading into the fourth.
Five Regs had multi-RBI games led by Traiton Starr with three. Stunningly no one in the Regs lineup had more than one hit, but they drew eight walks and only three of their 15 runs were earned as Bridgeport committed 4 errors.
KJ Bush led Bridgeport with three RBIs. Eckhardt and Scout Gamble each drove in two. Bridgeport worked 12 walks and capitalized on six Sheridan County miscues.
Bridgeport 8, Sheridan County 6 (Game 2)
Cheyenne Indians 8, Scottsbluff JRs 0
Chappell (Buckley) SRs 12, Scottsbluff 11
Chappell touched home plate five times in the bottom of the eighth inning and hung on to stun Scottsbluff 12-11.
After giving up its 9-7 lead, the Zephyrs came within a run on a two-run single from Jerod Balthazor, but he was thrown out trying to advance on the play to end the game.