FORT CALHOUN – Draven Ray drove in five runs and the Plattsmouth baseball team defeated Fort Calhoun, 12-3, on Monday.
Ray had RBI’s on a double in the first, a single in the fourth, a sacrifice fly in the fifth and a single in the seventh. He finished 3-4 at the plate with a run scored.
Doubles by Aaronn Aho and Hunter Adkins, and a single by Connor Pohlmeier helped fuel a four-run second inning for the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils racked-up 16 total hits. Along with Ray, Aaronn and Josh Aho each added three hits. Nathan Konkler swiped two of Plattsmouth’s four stolen bases.
Aaronn Aho was also the winning pitcher. He went five innings, allowed three runs on four hits and struck out three.
Tanner Skelton took the loss for the Pioneers. He lasted one inning, allowed five hits and six runs while striking out one.
Fort Calhoun collected five hits. Justin Evans went 2-3 with a pair of RBI’s.
The Blue Devils earned their third win of the season and improve to 3-11. They will host Class B #4 Norris (11-5) on Tuesday.
Fort Calhoun is now 2-8 and will travel to Thurston-Cuming County (2-7) on Tuesday.
Auburn’s comeback vs. Crete falls short
AUBURN – Despite a seven-run deficit in the third inning, the Auburn baseball team trimmed the lead to two, but their rally came short in an 8-6 loss to Crete on Monday at Tushla Field in Auburn.
Kyson Warner, John Kinnaman, Branden Lavigne, Zach Dickerson and Hayden Hall all picked up RBI’s in the comeback attempt. The Bulldogs finished with six hits, with Warner and Lavigne each collecting two hits.
The Cardinals scored on a single from Jordan Owens, a wild pitch to Trevor Malone and a double by Logan Adam, all part of a four-run second inning. They finished with nine total hits. Ethan Steer finished 3-4 with a double and a triple with an RBI and three runs scored.
Blake Feeken struck out 14 batters in five and two-thirds innings to earn the win. He allowed five runs on six hits. Carter Kent earned the four-out save.
Noah Wynn was charged with the loss. He game up seven runs on seven hits in two and a third innings.
Auburn drops their fourth-straight game and falls to 6-8. They will be at Class B #8 Concordia/Brownell Talbot/Omaha Christian Academy (10-2) on Thursday.
Crete is now 8-7 and will be at Nebraska City (4-6) on Tuesday.
Ralston erases three-run deficit to beat Falls City
FALLS CITY – The Ralston baseball team took away Falls City’s lead in the top of the fifth inning when Nick Wilke hit a two-run homer on the first pitch of the at bat, and the Rams beat the Tigers, 6-4, Monday at Southeast Communications Field in Falls City.
Ralston scored three runs in the fourth inning to tie the game, including an RBI single from Tyler Lux. They added one more run in the sixth on an RBI single from Kyler Corcoran.
Falls City’s final run would come in the bottom half of the sixth inning on a solo home run from Chaydyn Butler.
Parker Clapp earned the victory on the mound. He went the complete game, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out four.
Jake Craig took the loss for the Tigers. He allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out three.
Kade Bredemeier finished 2-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Falls City drops to 7-9 and will host Hiawatha, Kan. on Tuesday.
Ralston, who improves to 10-8, tallied ten hits. James Overkamp and Corcoran each managed multiple hits. They will be at Class B #3 Omaha Skutt (12-4) on Tuesday.
Nebraska City at Falls City
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Southeast Nebraska Communications Field, Falls City
Radio: 103.1 FM, B103.fm
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Timely hitting helps Class B No. 6 Waverly upend No. 1 Elkhorn
By: Mike Patterson / World-Herald News Service
Timely hitting and aggressive base running were the keys to victory Monday night for Waverly.
The Class B No. 6 Vikings defeated No. 1 Elkhorn 11-9 at Legion Field. Waverly moved to 11-5 while the host Antlers fell to 12-8.
The Vikings took the lead for good with a five-run fourth, highlighted by two big hits. Sawyer Schroder belted a three-run double, and Ethan Kastens had a two-run triple.
“Both of those guys really stepped up for us tonight,” Waverly coach Kyle Parker said. “That was an important inning for us.”
The Vikings added a run in the fifth before Elkhorn struck for four in the sixth to close to 8-7. Sophomore shortstop Trey Frahm had a three-run triple in the inning for the Antlers, and freshman Aiden Young also had an RBI.
But the Vikings scored three runs without a hit in the top of the seventh. Three walks, two Elkhorn errors and base runners who seemed to be in perpetual motion extended Waverly’s lead to 11-7.
“Those runs in the last inning were huge,” Parker said. “We knew Elkhorn wasn’t going to quit.”
The Antlers threatened in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases with none out. But reliever Jay Adams limited the damage to two runs to pick up his sixth save.
“We weren’t as focused as we needed to be tonight,” Antlers coach Kyle McCright said. “We haven’t had a game like this in quite a while.”
It was the third time the teams have met this season. Waverly won the first and Elkhorn captured the second in the final of the Eastern Midlands Conference tournament.
Vikings starter Nolan Brown went five innings to get the win. He allowed three first-inning runs but just one hit and no runs over the next four innings.
“This is what Class B is this year,” McCright said. “It’s a battle every night.”
Waverly (11-5)…101 510 3—11 6 3
At Elkhorn (12-8)…300 004 2— 9 11 4
W: Brown. L: Crampton. S: Adams. 2B: W, Schroder; E, Gutschow, Ward, Frahm. 3B: W, Kastens.