Saturday’s festivities at Steinhart Park included a baseball doubleheader and a “pink out” for breast cancer.

Saturday’s festivities at Steinhart Park included a baseball doubleheader and a “pink out” for breast cancer.
Players from Nebraska City and Auburn, traditional 4th of July foes, donned pink jerseys to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
The home team ended up winning both contests on the day with the Nebraska City American Legion Juniors winning 3-0 and the Seniors topping Auburn 12-4.
Nancy Kasbohm, a breast cancer survivor and long time supporter of Nebraska City baseball, threw out the first pitch prior to the Seniors game with her grandson, Nebraska City centerfielder Noah Kasbohm, serving as the ceremonial catcher.
Nebraska City’s Juniors will be in action on Friday, July 10, for the first round of the area tournament at Falls City.
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Juniors 3, Auburn 0
Trey Denniston pitched for eight strikeouts in four frames and had the big hit of the day, a 2-RBI triple, as Nebraska City won the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader.
After reaching on the triple, Denniston scored on a past ball to account for Nebraska City’s third run.
Auburn kept Nebraska City from extending the lead and was able to create some late game drama. A pair of singles and a walk helped Auburn load the bases with two outs against Nebraska City relief pitcher Brennen Bales in the top of the seventh inning.
A strike out, Bales’ seventh in three innings, ended the Auburn threat, however, and secured the Nebraska City win.
Other Nebraska City players with hits in the win were Hayden Miller, double; and Jared Nemec and Austin Betts, singles.