On a hot, humid day, Ethan Seyler allowed seven hits, three earned runs, while striking out eight, as the Nebraska City Post 8 Seniors won 7-4 against Lincoln Teckmeyer to improve to 6-6 on the season on Saturday, June 9, at Hartog Field in Lincoln, NE.
After starting the season 0-5, NC has fought it’s way back to improve to .500 on the summer.
Nebraska City got off to a rocky start in the first inning after Lincoln took a 3-0 lead. Nebraska City settled down, and kept Teckmeyer from scoring in five straight innings.
In the top of the fifth, and two outs, Zac Albrecht singled on a line drive shot to left field. With the bases loaded later in the inning, Albrecht scored on a passed ball and Knoell crossed home plate on a wild pitch, as NC trailed 3-2.
Jace Becker found himself on third base in the sixth inning, and with one out, Seyler grounded out as Becker scored to tie the game.
In the top half of the seventh, Clay Stovall hit a one out single and later advanced to second on a Trent Fahey walk. Alex Breazile hit a solid single to left that scored Stovall.
Teckmeyer tied the game in it’s last at bat to send the game to extra innings.
Bryce Levy scored with two outs when Dylan Knoell reached on error in the eighth. Nebraska City added two more runs, and took a 7-4 lead and eventually went on to win.
“I felt I could have went the distance, if the first inning played out better for us,” Pitcher Ethan Seyler said. “I got my pitch count pretty high.” Seyler went on to say that he shortened his stride a little bit and was able to get his curveball working a lot better.
Offense: Stovall, two singles, two runs scored; Albrecht, single, run scored; Breazile, single, RBI; Knoell, two runs scored; Seyler, RBI; Bryce Levy and Becker, each scored once.
Pitching: Seyler, 6.2 innings, seven hits, one walk, eight strikeouts, four runs, three earned.
Braydon Betts got the win for NC. Betts surrendered three hits, three strikeouts, one walk, in 1.2 innings of work.
NC: seven runs, four hits, one error.
TCKM: four runs, ten hits, five errors.
Nebraska City will be at Mt. Micheal on Tuesday, June 12, starting at 5:30 pm.