NEBRASKA CITY – The Nebraska City baseball team snatched the lead late in Wednesday’s game vs. No. 3 Norris and held on for a 6-5 victory at Clemmy Holmes Field.
The Pioneers (2-0) scored five runs to take the lead in the fifth inning, including two runs on an error. They held off a Titans comeback during a four-run sixth inning that included a three-run home run from Connor Price.
Jordan Williams threw five innings, giving up one run on four hits and striking out nine in the victory. Quintin Holman was credited with the save.
Noah Van Brocklin was charged with the loss. He lasted 4 1/3 innings, gave up three runs on three hits and struck out seven.
Max Chaney drove-in three runs while going 1-3 at the plate, including a double.
Norris (1-1) tallied six hits. Price and Cade Baker each managed a pair of hits.
Nebraska City will host Wahoo/Bishop Neumann/Lincoln Lutheran on Thursday. Norris is scheduled to host Columbus. Rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for Thursday.
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