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Miscues cost Sidney in weekend split


Dave Faries

Scott Phillips bears down during Sunday's loss to Hershland.

Scott Phillips baffled Hershland's lineup throughout Sunday's Gering Tournament finale. He allowed only eight balls hit beyond the infield, two of those being excuse me bloopers. When the home side threatened in the third, he fanned Jayden Foster and coaxed Landon Maassen into a feeble pop up, stranding two in scoring position.

"I didn't want to add to the pain," Phillips said.

By that point Sidney had already committed three errors in the field, reacted too slowly to stop Colton Marshall's steal of home and surrendered seven unearned runs. They would compound matters by leaving a dozen men...

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