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FALLS CITY -- Beatrice got their offense rolling on Tuesday in a 16-2 win over Falls City.

Beatrice built a 7-1 lead going in to the seventh inning and then scored nine more runs in the seventh to win 16-2.

Zach Hoffman had four hits and six RBI's to lead the offense. He also pitched five innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out 12 and walking four.

Griffen Vater scored five of Beatrice's runs. He got things going in the first inning when he led off the game with a walk, stole second and scored on Kole Jurgens' two out RBI double.

Beatrice tacked on four more runs in the second inning. Caleb Wallman got the rally started with a single and went to second on Brody Nelson's sacrifice bunt.

Zach Dubois then reached on an error and Chase Woltemath walked to load the bases. Vater then reached on an error, which score the first run. Peyton Murphy's sacrifice fly brought in another run and Hoffman's two RBI double made it 5-0.

Falls City scored a run in the third inning to make it 5-1, but Beatrice would get that run back in the fourth inning. With one out, Vater doubled and eventually scored on Hoffman's RBI single.

In the top of the sixth, Vater and Murphy both walked with two outs. Hoffman's single brought in another run, making it 7-1.

Beatrice's offense would erupt in the seventh. Nolan White earned a walk and went to third on Wallman's double. A one out single by Nelson made it 8-1. Dubois then walked and an RBI single by Jason Stevens made it 9-1.

A single by Vater, a walk to Murphy and a single by Hoffman allowed four more runs to score, making it 13-1. Two more singles by Ruh and White made it 15-1. Ben Garland eventually knocked in another run when he grounded into a fielder's choice.

Falls City came back with a run in the bottom of the seventh, making the final score 16-2.

Ruh pitched the final two innings for Beatrice, giving up one run on two hits while striking out one and walking two.

Beatrice improves to 2-6 on the season and will be in action again on Friday when they travel to Seward for a make-up game.


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