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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Legion Juniors Top Kimball

Seniors Fall to Bridgeport


Mike Motz

Sidney's Kyler Lenzen had an RBI single in Wednesday's 7-to-3 loss to the Bridgeport Bombers.

Sidney's American Legion Junior Baseball team notched their first win of the season, 9-to-1, against the Kimball Junior American Legion team on Tuesday night in Sidney.

The Sidney team was able to capitalize on six Kimball errors which led to three runs in the third inning and five runs in the fourth for the home team.

Grant Campbell threw four innings of two-hit baseball, only allowing one earned run and striking out six in the victory. Sidney's Izaak Glanz drove in two runs in the fourth while Paul Kratzer drove in one run in the third to power the Sidney team.

Sidney's Senior American Legion team traveled to Bridgeport on Wednesday in search of their first win against the Bridgeport Bombers, who defeated the Sidney team last week in an 11-to-7 victory that had Sidney tying the game late at seven, only to give up four runs and lose the game.

Sidney started the game by getting their first two batters on base and over into scoring position, but Bridgeport starter Declean Jeffries was able work out of trouble and keep Sidney off the board. Sidney starter Sam Hashman started strong, retiring the side in order in the first inning, but was victimized in the second by a solo home run to make the score 1-to-0.

Sidney tied the game in their half of the second when Zach Holtz was able to score from third on a passed ball.

After the Bombers were able to score another run, Sidney's Tommy Ellwanger launched a double, then took third on a wild pitch, and then was able to score on a sacrifice groundout to tie the game at two. Hashman then took the mound for Sidney, and was able to strand two runners on base as the Bombers failed to break the tie.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Hashman began to tire and gave up the lead on an RBI single.

He was replaced by Zach Holtz, but the Bomber's had found their groove and were able to plate five runs in the inning. Paul Kratzer replaced Holtz to get the final out, and the Sidney team found themselves facing a 7-to-2 deficit. Sidney was able to score one more run, but ultimately fell to the Bombers 7-to-3 to keep them winless on the season.

Sidney travels to Chadron this weekend to participate in the Senior Wood Bat Tournament against Valentine, Morrill and Chadron.


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