Prep baseball roundup: Nebraska City, Plattsmouth lose leads late

NEBRASKA CITY – The Bellevue East baseball team scored nine runs in the final three innings and the Chieftains came back from a 9-6 deficit to defeat Nebraska City, 15-11, Monday in Nebraska City.

Bellevue East (8-7) fired up the offense in the opening frame when Andrew Holloway hit an RBI single on a 1-2 count. It was part of a four-run inning for the Chieftains.

Nebraska City (5-5) answered by scoring runs in the next three innings, including a three-run third inning. Clay Stovall hit his first career home run in the inning. It was the second four-bagger of the game for the Pioneers. Max Chaney hit one over the Clemmy Holmes Field fence in the first inning.

Bellevue East added five more runs in the fifth to take an 11-9 lead. The offensive onslaught was thanks to a triple from Paul Schuyler III, a single from Blake Urwin, and a double by Jimmie Lee.

Nebraska City tied the game at 11 in the bottom half of the inning when Kolt Davis drew a walk, scoring a run.

An RBI single from Urwin in the sixth inning would give the Chieftains the lead for good.

Stevins Spurgeon Jr. threw two innings to get the win on the mound. He didn’t allow a run or a hit and struck out two. Joe Skoff started the game for the Bellevue East. He gave up four runs on four hits and struck out one in two innings.

Jacob Shannon was charged with the loss for Nebraska City. He threw 2 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out three. Starter Bryce Levy surrendered 11 runs on 12 hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three.

Jake Burlingame bolstered the Chieftains offense – which finished with 16 total hits. Burlingame went 4-5 at the plate with three singles and a double. He drove-in three runs and scored twice.

Seven of Nebraska City’s nine starters finished with a pair of hits. They finished with 15 on the day. Stovall went 2-4 with four RBI’s and two runs scored.

The Pioneers host Elkhorn (5-5) on Tuesday, while Bellevue East travels to Hastings (9-3).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BELLEVUE EAST (8-7) 4 1 1 0 5 3 1 15 16 3
NEBRASKA CITY (5-5) 2 2 3 2 2 0 0 11 15 3

Omaha Bryan scores three runs in seventh to steal win from Plattsmouth

PLATTSMOUTH – The Plattsmouth baseball team lost a 2-0 lead in the top of the seventh inning when Omaha Bryan scored three runs in the inning to steal a 3-2 victory Monday at Plattsmouth High School.

The game-winning run came on a walk from Owen Kaminski. It was the Bears (2-10) second win in-a-row.

Blue Devils starting pitcher Jacob Davis struck out 11 batters. He gave up one run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Jack Glup took the loss. He allowed one hit and two runs.

Collin Grauerholz earned the win. He threw two innings, gave up two hits and no runs. Zachary Ostrander went five innings, gave up two runs on three hits and struck out two in the start.

Anthony Latoza led the Bears at the plate. He finished 3-4 with three singles and an RBI.

Glup went 2-4 with an RBI for the Plattsmouth.

Bryan will travel to Platteview (6-7) on Tuesday. The Blue Devils (3-7) will be at No. 1 Waverly (11-3).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
OMAHA BRYAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2
PLATTSMOUTH 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1

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