NEBRASKA CITY – When a team is hitting above .300, but is 0-5 on the season, you figure there would be a breakout eventually.
That breakout for the Nebraska City Legion Baseball team came on Thursday night when they erupted for 10 runs on 11 hits to defeat Parkview Christian, 10-2 in five innings, at Clemmy Holmes Field.
The Post 8 Seniors’ first win of the season comes a week after they stranded 21 runners in two games. They stranded six on Thursday.
Head Coach James Widoe thought once they starting putting together hits it would become contagious.
“It wasn’t quite as consistent across the board, across the innings. I’m pretty pleased with the approach and, obviously, it’s going to be a big confidence boost for our kids to put up that many runs.”
Nine of Nebraska City’s runs and hits came in the third inning when nearly every batter crossed the plate, including two runs from Clay Stovall. Stovall, Dylan Knoell, Alex Breazile, Garrett Bassinger, Max Chaney, Jace Becker and Tyler Levy all drove-in runs. Stovall and Knoell hit a double and triple respectively.
Post 8 finished with nine RBI’s.
Knoell went 1-3 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI’s, including driving in a run on a suicide squeeze. He also earned the win on the mound. He went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and striking out five.
Parkview Christians’ Parker Dorn finished 2-3 with a run scored. Parkview drops to 0-3 this summer.
Nebraska City improves to 1-5 and will host Tecumseh on Sunday. First pitch is at 4 p.m., after the juniors game at Clemmy Holmes Field.
The Nebraska City Baseball Association will host their annual golf outing and auction on Saturday at Table Creek Golf Course. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Bennington at Nebraska City
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Clemmy Holmes Field, Nebraska City
Radio: KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com
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