Baseball Seasons End for Beatrice, Crete and Wymore In Area Seniors Tournaments

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Exmark American Legion Seniors baseball season came to an end Monday night in the Area B-1 Tournament at Christenson Field.

Hickman hit three consecutive doubles and jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and went on to defeat Beatrice, 13-2.

Joel Benes hit a two-run blast for Hickman in the third inning, and Cade Kohout followed with a solo shot in the fourth.

Zack Zimmerman drove in both Beatrice runs with a third inning single, while Kole Jurgens had two hits for Beatrice.

Hickman ended the game by run-rule in the fifth inning, after scoring five times in the fourth inning.

Noah Bauman allowed two runs on four hits, while striking out four in four innings of work and earned the win for Hickman.

Syracuse rallied from a 3-0 deficit by scoring twice in the third inning and two more times in the sixth inning to end the Crete Stop & Shop baseball season, 4-3.

Tyler Baum and Carson Johansen scored for Crete in the first inning, before Ethan Mach crushed a solo homerun to give Crete a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning.

Mach suffered the loss, allowing four runs on ten hits in six innings of work.

Hickman plays Syracuse for the Championship.

The Wymore American Legion Seniors baseball season came to a conclusion with a 13-4 loss to host Utica-Beaver Crossing in the Area C-4 Tournament Monday night.

Utica doubled their lead with a four-run sixth inning and added five more runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

William McLaughlin had three hits and scored twice, while Peyton Mohr added two hits and two RBI for Wymore.

Wilber remained the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament with a 13-3 victory over Milford – Pleasant Dale.

Josh Kalkwarf led Wilber with three hits, two RBI and three runs scored, while Cooper Bates also scored three times.

Wilber bolted out to a 9-1 lead after three innings and will play Utica-Beaver Crossing in the championship game.

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