By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
⚾| Wild Night of Legion Baseball in Alliance Tuesday; Recaps across the Panhandle
Alliance JRs 15, Chadron 14
Chadron took an 8-0 lead before Alliance came to bat but it was the Spartans who were on top of a wild game in the end.
Following the big first frame the Nationals went ahead 12-3 after two innings, but it was far from over as both teams wore out home plate.
Alliance roared back in the third with six runs to make it 12-9, and trailed 14-13 going into the bottom of the final frame before Carver Hauptman singled home two runs to win it in walk-off fashion for Alliance 15-14.
The Spartans had 11 hits and 10 walks to keep the base paths full. Mario Garza, Drew Romick and Hauptman each had two hits and two RBIs.
Chadron notched 14 hits and drew six walks led by a big night from Garrett Reece who was 3/3 with five RBIs and four runs scored. Seth Gaswick was 2/3 with four RBIs.
The Alliance JRs are 7-4.
Alliance SRs 11, Chadron 1
Alliance ripped open a 3-1 game in the third inning with eight runs to defeat Chadron 11-1 Tuesday night. A two-run single from EJ Gomez made it 8-1 following up RBI hits from Trevor DuBray and Caeson Clarke in the big inning.
Kirk Sanders and Brantz Halouska combined on the mound for the win allowing only two hits and walking two.
Alliance improves to 9-5 this summer.
Gering SRs 9, Bridgeport 1
Gering scored eight runs in the first two innings in a win over Bridgeport. Riley Gaudreault went 3/3 at the plate with three RBIs for Gering.
Quinton Janicek threw all three innings of the shortened contest on the mound and allowed just four Bridgeport hits and struck out three.
Gering is 5-5 this summer, while Bridgeport falls to 3-12.
Gering JRs 12, Bridgeport 3
Gering led 4-0 after one and 10-1 after two innings of its victory over Bridgeport Tuesday.
Gering got on the board with a bases-loaded walk for the first run, then added three more three different ways - a single, ground out and error. Keenan Allen doubled home two for a 6-0 lead in the second inning followed by another run-scoring error. Keagan Shifflet capitalized after a single and a walk with an RBI single to make it 8-0. Two more would score on a walk and hit-by-pitch as Gering built a 10-0 lead.
Allen and Ryan Johnston handled the pitching duties and struck out eight Bridgeport hitters. The combo allowed five hits.
Scout Gamble and Larry Lofton had multi-hit games for Bridgeport.
Gering improves to 2-4.
Sheridan County at Sidney - Cancelled
Ogallala JRs 9, Holdrege 8