The Beatrice Exmark Legion Seniors swept a doubleheader against the Millard Sox on Wednesday.
Beatrice won the first game 4-2 and then followed that up with an 11-8 win in the nightcap at Christenson Field in Beatrice.
In the first game, all four of Beatrice's runs came in third inning when Hayden DeBoer connected for a grand slam home run.
Qwin Zabokrtsky and Griffen Vater got the rally started when they were both hit by pitches. Austin Burroughs then walked to load the bases. DeBoer's blast cleared the left field fence, scoring all four runners to make it 4-0.
The Millard Sox scored a run in the fourth inning and a run in the sixth inning to make it 4-2, which would be the final score.
DeBoer's home run was Beatrice's only hit in the first game. They benefited from four walks and four hit batsman as well as two Millard Sox errors.
Zabokrtsky pitched four innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out three and walking two. Will Reimer pitched three innings, giving up one earned run on no hits while striking out three and walking three.
In the second game of the doubleheader, momentum shifted several times. Beatrice grabbed an early edge with single runs in the first and second innings.
In the first inning, Vater led off by being hit by a pitch. He went to second on a wild pitch and eventually scored on DeBoer's RBI single.
A hit batsman led to Beatrice's run in the second inning as well. Zack Zimmerman off by getting hit by a pitch and courtesy runner Hunter Thavenet went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Zabokrtsky.
After a walk to Colton Woltemath, Austin Burroughs' two out RBI single made it 2-0.
The Millard Sox scored two runs in the top of the third to tie the game 2-2.
Beatrice answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Brody Nelson and Will Reimer led off with back-to-back walks. Nelson then stole third and scored on an error to make it 3-2. Zabokrtsky's RBI single made it 4-2.
The Millard Sox came back with four runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-4 lead, but Beatrice would tie it back up with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Singles by Burroughs and Nelson and a walk to Reimer loaded the bases with one out. Zimmerman's two out, two RBI single tied the game 6-6.
Beatrice scored two more runs in the fifth inning to take a two run lead. With one out, Vater reached on an error and Burroughs singled. Both runners advanced on an errant throw and Vater scored on DeBoer's sacrifice fly. Nelson's RBI single made it 8-6.
Beatrice extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth. Hunter Thavenet led off with a walk and then scored on Zimmerman's two run home run to make it 10-6.
Later in the inning, Woltemath reached on an error with one out and Vater walked. DeBoer then doubled, which scored one more run to make it 11-6.
The Millard Sox scored two runs in the seventh, but it wouldn't be enough as Beatrice held on for the 11-8 win.
Beatrice had 12 hits in the second game. Burroughs and Nelson had three singles each while Zimmerman had a home run and a single and DeBoer had a double and a single. Reimer and Zabokrtsky had a single each.
DeBoer, Peyton Murphy, Nelson and Burroughs all combined to pitch in the game for Exmark.
Beatrice is 13-9 on the season and will be in action again this weekend when they travel to a tournament in Kearney.
Be the first to know
Get local news delivered to your inbox!