The Nishnabotna baseball team used a big fourth inning to cruise past Essex-South Page 13-3 in District 14 action at Sidney on Tuesday night.
Schuyler Brennan's two-run home run hightlighted a six-run fourth inning during which the Blue Devils posted all of their scoring after having recorded two outs.
ESP attempted to close the margin by loading the bases with two outs in the sixth, but the Blue Devils escaped that trouble and ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning when Johnny Wood drilled a two RBI double. The 13th Blue Devil run scored due to an error by ESP on that same play.
With the win, Nishnabotna will advance to play Stanton in the next round of the District 14 tourney. First pitch of that game will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Sidney.
Stanton advanced to meet Nishnabotna by beating Sidney 8-7 on Tuesday.
The winner of Thursday's Nishnabotna-Stanton game will play in the District 14 final at 7 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood.