By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Sidney seniors drop battle with Hershland

Sidney juniors post 7-1 victory


Stephen McKay

Sidney Legion team's Jake Heeren tags out a Hershland baserunner at third base during Wednesday night's game at Legion Park.

The Sidney American Legion baseball teams finally held their home opener at Legion Park Wednesday night after twice being postponed by rain last weekend.

The juniors (2-0) opened the doubleheader with a 7-1 win over Hershland while the seniors (1-1) lost a tight contest 6-5.

Jake Heeren, who pitched the final three innings in relief of starter Keaton Wakefield in the nightcap, was the hard-luck loser for the seniors. Heeren struck out the first five batters he faced and fanned six overall. Hershey, however, scratched out a run in the visitors' seventh to earn the victory.

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