Nebraska City clings to victory as No. 1 Waverly nearly erases six-run deficit

NEBRASKA CITY – The Nebraska City baseball team got out to a six-run lead and held on for a 6-5 upset victory over Class B No. 1 Waverly Thursday at Clemmy Holmes Field in Nebraska City.

The Pioneers jumped on the Vikings in the second inning when Clay Stovall singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. They’d add one more run in the inning. Stovall finished 2-3 at the plate with the two RBI’s.

Treyton Kozal and Easton Hovelsrud came through with RBI’s to lead Waverly’s comeback attempt. They scored five unanswered runs, including a three run home run from Kozal in the fifth inning. Hovelsrud drove-in a pair of runs in the seventh inning.

Jacob Shannon went five innings, gave up three runs on six hits, while striking out four in the victory.

Rhett Jordon took the loss. He allowed five hits and six runs over three innings, striking out four.

Nebraska City (3-3) finished with eight total hits. Eli Southard and Jordan William each added a pair of hits.

The Pioneers will host Class A Omaha North on Saturday.

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