The Nebraska City Post 8 Seniors had a difficult time getting out of the second inning as Springfield scored seven runs and eventually went on to defeat NC 8-0 in the SENBC championship game.
Springfield managed to get hits that were barely out of reach of the Nebraska City defense.
“They (SPRN) can really hit the ball. They are a good team,” Coach James Widoe said. “We had a really good week of baseball and I don’t think this loss really diminishes what we have done. Obviously we would have liked to of won, but the most important tournament is coming up.”
Springfield had a total of ten hits. Seven of those hits came in the second inning.
Nebraska City managed three hits as Dylan Knoell, Alex Breazile, and Bryce Levy were among those players.
In the top of the fifth inning, NC tried to avoid the mercy rule as Max Chaney led off with a walk. Bryce Levy then hit a hard ground ball to left field. Tyler Levy laid down a bunt to advance the runners, but reached base on a fielder’s choice. With Bryce and Tyler Levy in scoring position, Nebraska City could not get them home and NC lost 8-0 to finish up the SENBC tournament.
Ethan Seyler accepted the loss by allowing eight runs (seven earned) on ten hits in four innings of play.
The seniors are now 11-10 on the year.
Nebraska City will be at Syracuse on Tuesday, July 3, for the Pink Out game. Both the juniors and seniors will participate. Game time will be at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm.