The Nebraska City Post 8 Legion are still searching for it's first win during an early season, as Jace Becker had two doubles and a run scored in their 10-6 loss to Syracuse on Friday, May, 25 at Nebraska City.
“We have a real talented team,” Coach James Widoe said. “We have to gel. We have to be tough, we have to get back to work, and these kids will be ready to work.”
Nebraska City has not had any issues getting guys on base. The issue lies in getting them home. Coach Widoe noted that when guys are on base, players have to change their approach and not leave it in the umpires hands. “In the last two games we have left 21 guys on base,“ Widoe said. “That’s not going to work.”
In the top of the second inning, Syracuse scored four runs on two hits.
With the score 5-0 in the bottom half of the third, Dylan Knoell lead off with a single and worked his way to third. Max Chaney hit a fly ball sacrifice to score Knoell and got NC on the board.
Nebraska City had issues in the top of the sixth inning when a passed ball scored three Syracuse runners due to wild throws by NC.
In the bottom half of the sixth, NC battled back after being down 9-1. With the bases loaded and no outs, Knoell was hit by the pitch that scored Jace Becker. Alex Breazile then hit a RBI single. Tyler Levy scored on a passed ball and Garrett Bassing got a sacrifice RBI to get NC within four runs, 9-5.
Down 10-5 in the bottom of the seventh, Trent Fahey hit a fly ball sacrifice to score Jace Becker, but regrettably that’s all NC could muster as they lost 10-6.
Ethan Seyler took the loss for NC.
Winning pitcher was Trevor Brinkman.
Hitting; Becker, two doubles; Knoell, two singles; Eli Southard, double; Alex Breazile, single; Max Chaney, single.
Syracuse; 10 runs on seven hits.
NC; six runs on seven hits.
NC drops to 0-4 on the year.
Nebraska City will be at home on Tuesday, May, 29 vs Crete at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm.