MARYSVILLE -- The Beatrice Exmark Legion Seniors scored six runs in the sixth inning to put away Marysville Monday night.
Beatrice won the game 8-2 in Marysville. They led 2-1 going into the pivotal sixth inning.
Brody Nelson got the big inning going with a lead off single and Will Reimer followed that up with a single to put runners at first and third. Devin Smith walked with one out to load the bases.
Peyton Murphy's two-RBI single made it 4-1. Sean Pinkerton was then hit by a pitch, which loaded the bases again.
The big blow in the inning came from Griffin Vater. His triple cleared the bases, making it 7-1.
After a walk to Austin Burroughs, Hayden DeBoer's sacrifice fly scored another run, making it 8-1.
Marysville scored one run in the bottom of the sixth, but no more as Beatrice held on for the 8-2 win.
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Runs were hard to come by earlier in the game. Marysville broke through for a run in the bottom of the third to make it 1-0.
In the fifth inning, Beatrice scored two runs. Both Murphy and Pinkerton walked with one out to put runners at first and second. An RBI single by Burroughs tied the game 1-1. A double steal allowed another run to score, making it 2-1. Beatrice then busted the game open in the sixth.
Qwin Zabokrtsky pitched all seven innings for Beatrice, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out six and walking eight.
Beatrice had seven hits in the game. Vater had a triple, three RBI's and a run scored. Will Reimer had two singles while Burroughs, DeBoer, Nelson and Murphy had a single each.
The Exmark Legion Seniors are now 10-9 on the season and were in action again on Tuesday night when they traveled to Fairbury. They will then travel for a doubleheader with the Millard Sox on Wednesday. Beatrice will be at home again next Wednesday when they host the Millard Sox at Christenson Field.
The Beatrice Neapco Legion Juniors also played at Marysville on Monday and won 9-3. They also played at Fairbury on Tuesday night. For those results, see Friday's Daily Sun.