Omaha Skutt scored five runs in the sixth inning to beat Beatrice 8-5 Friday night at Christensen Field in Beatrice.
Beatrice led 5-3 going into that pivotal sixth inning. They had led for most of the game.
After Skutt scored a run in the first inning, Beatrice answered with a run in the bottom of the second.
Austin Burroughs got that rally started by being hit by a pitch to lead off. He advanced to second on a passed ball and went to third on Sean Pinkerton's single.
After a double play, Pinkerton would be at third with two outs. Brody Nelson reached on an error, which allowed a run to score.
Beatrice took a 3-1 lead in the third inning. Peyton Murphy drew a one out walk and Zack Hoffman doubled, putting runners at second and third.
Zack Zimmerman's ground out scored one run and Hoffman later scored on Burroughs' RBI single.
Omaha Skutt tied the game in the fifth inning, but Beatrice regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth.Will Reimer led off with a walk and Murphy doubled. Hoffman was then hit by a pitch to load the bases with nobody out.
Two wild pitches allowed to runs to score, giving Beatrice a 5-3 lead.
Omaha Skutt's big sixth inning got started with a hit batsman. After an out was recorded, a double and an error led to a run scoring for the SkyHawks. Another single tied the game.
A walk followed by a three-RBI triple gave Omaha Skutt an 8-5 lead.
Beatrice got a runner on first in the sixth inning and a runner on second in the seventh inning, but neither would score, making the final score 8-5.
Reimer pitched five innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out six and walking four.
Joe Wallman and Zane Hoffman finished the game out on the mound for the Orangemen. Beatrice's defense committed three errors compared to one error for Omaha Skutt.
Zack Hoffman led the Beatrice offense with a double and a single while Caleb Jobman and Murphy had a double each. Reimer, Burroughs, Nelson and Pinkerton had a single each.
Beatrice is now 5-5 on the season and will host Raymond Central Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.