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NEKL Legion Baseball Week 2 Recap
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

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The legion baseball season is in full swing with Northeast Kansas League play officially getting underway last week.

Below you can find recaps of some of the action from week two.

Wednesday, June 5

Sabetha sweeps Corning 5-1 and 12-0

Braden Argabright led Sabetha to a doubleheader sweep of Corning.  On the evening Argabright went 4-for- 5 with four runs and three RBI's.  Argabright started game one on the mound and allowed only an earned run and one hit while striking out eight.  Jalen Worthley pitched the final two innings in the 5-1 Raptor win.  Corning opened the game by plating a run on a pair of Sabetha errors.  Sabetha answered by scoring three runs in the bottom of the frame.  Argabright started the scoring with a 2-run single and Jake Longabaugh added a 2-out single.  Sabetha scored a pair of runs in the 4th on a Gabe Garber sac fly and another Argabright single.  Ryan Stapleton also added a pair of hits.

The Raptors scored early and often in game two to claim a 12-0 three and half inning win.  Trevor Kramer pitched the first three innings and allowed only one hit and Gabe Garber pitched a 1-2-3 4th inning.  Garber, Argabright, Stapleton and Riley Herrmann each had a pair of hits to lead Sabetha's 10-hit attack. Riley Herrman had three RBI’s and Argabright and Seth Burdick scored three runs.

Marysville beats Fairbury (Neb.) 8-0

Derek Roever was brilliant on the pitcher's mound on Wednesday, as he threw a no-hitter to lead Marysville Post #163 past Fairbury Post #25 8-0.

Marysville Post #163 secured the victory thanks to five runs in the fifth inning. Marysville put the pressure on, led by a walk by Jonny Crome, a single by Ben Kirkland, by Lucas Dankenbring, and a double by Trey Siemens.

Marysville notched five runs in the fifth inning. Siemens, Dankenbring, Crome, and Kirkland all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Roever earned the win for Marysville as he surrendered zero runs on zero hits over five innings, striking out ten and walking zero.

Kirkland led Marysville Post #163 with two hits in four at bats.

Doniphan County swept Hiawatha 9-3 & 7-2

Doniphan County knocked in five runs in the sixth on its way to a 9-3 victory over Hiawatha on Wednesday. Cole Hamilton, Kobe Davis, Jack Libel, and Charlie Grable each had RBIs in the frame.

Doniphan County pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third Michael Moreno induced Brock Blair to hit into a fielder's choice, but two runs scored.

Connor Hayes got the start for Doniphan as he went seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out six.

In game two Doniphan County overcame an early deficit to win 7-2. Cole Hamilton, Aiden Leonard, Charlie Grable, and Jack Libel each collected one hit to lead Doniphan County.

Friday, June 7

Leavenworth sweeps Oskaloosa 7-6 & 4-0

In game one Leavenworth used a walk-off single in the eighth inning to claim a 7-6 victory. Oskaloosa jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings, but Leavenworth was able to tie the game in the third with three more runs.

Leavenworth then took a 6-3 lead with runs in the fourth and the sixth, but Oskaloosa tied the game in the seventh on RBI’s from Diego Cervantez and Avery Gatzemeyer.

The game lasted until the bottom of the eighth when Leavenworth took advantage of an error and a couple singles to pick up the walk-off victory.

In game two Leavenworth used two runs in the second and third innings each taking advantage of two errors despite recording just three hits.

Cervantez took the loss for Oskaloosa as he surrendered four runs, two earned, on three hits over three inning striking out one and walking one.

Saturday, June 8

Sabetha goes 1-1 on Day 1 of Marysville Classic

Game 1:

Lincoln Lutheran scored a pair of unearned runs in the fourth and tacked on two more runs in the top of the sixth to build a 4-0 lead.  The Raptors answered on an RBI ground out from Seth Burdick.  Sabetha scored their last run in the bottom of the 7th on a 2-out single by Braden Argabright.  Sabetha left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th.  Argabright and Brayden Becker each had 2 hits as the Raptors were held to a season low 6 hits.

Game 2:

A 4-run fourth inning broke open a 2-0 game to give Raptors all the runs needed in a 9-2 victory over Lincoln County.  Sabetha also scored a pair of runs in the sixth and a single tally in the seventh after Lincoln County was able to score a pair of unearned runs in bottom of the sixth inning.  Brayden Becker pitched the first 5-innings allowing only two hits to go along with his five strikeouts.  Joe Gruber had two hits, two runs scored and three RBI's and Argabright also had 3 RBI's.

Sunday, June 9

Seneca sweeps Oskaloosa 9-0 & 9-6

In game on 103.9 KNZA both teams started slow combining for just one baserunner through two innings, but in the third Seneca took an initial 2-0 lead on RBI’s from Andrew Leonard and Landen Baker. Seneca put the game out of reach with 7 more runs in the fourth, as Eric Hammes, Baker and Zac Kramer picked up RBI’s in the inning to force the run-rule. Hammes also earned our McDonald’s Player of the Game honor on KNZA with his performance, as he was on base twice and scored two runs while on the mound he tossed a no-hitter allowing six baserunners while striking out four.

Game two saw Seneca jump out to a 6-1 lead after just two innings before tacking on two runs in the third and another in the fourth. Landen Baker collected two RBI’s in the victory, as he also collected two hits while Noe Gauna, Andrew Leonard and Zac Kramer each scored two runs. Baker also got the win on the mound as he went four innings allowing just four hits and three runs while striking out seven.

Doniphan County splits with Silver Lake falling 7-3 & winning 9-5

In game one Doniphan County lost the lead late in a 7-3 defeat to Silver Lake as the game was tied at three with Silver Lake batting in the bottom of the sixth when Luke Womack doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Brock Blair started the game for DC and allowed nine hits and all seven runs over six innings striking out six and walking one. Rodger Groves was the only Doniphan County batter with two hits.

In game two Doniphan County took the lead in the fourth on a two RBI-double from Jace Grubb which came in a six-run inning for DC. Jake Libel got the win on the mound for Doniphan County despite allowing five runs on seven hits recording three strikeouts.


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