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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Legion Seniors Close Out 2018 Season


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Sidney's American Legion Seniors ended their season over the weekend competing in the B-7 tournament in Chadron.

Sidney's Senior American Legion baseball team ended their season over the weekend by traveling to Chadron to compete in the B-7 tournament.

On Friday, Sidney faced Chadron in the opening round.

The game was a tight contest through the first four innings, with neither team able to break through with runs on the board.

Chadron was finally able to string a few good at bats together, and scored the first run of the contest in the bottom of the fourth, taking a 1-to-0 lead against Sidney. Sidney failed to respond offensively, and Chadron was able to keep their momentum going and plated four more runs in the sixth inning to take the victory 5-to-0 against the Sidney team.

Sidney next faced Gering, who had suffered a heartbreaking loss in their first game against Ogallala, and fell behind quickly as the Gering team scored two runs in the first, five runs in the second, and four runs in the third before Sidney finally broke through with a Jackson Witt single that scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the third to narrow Gering's lead to 11-to-2.

But that's all the offense Sidney would muster, and the Gering team broke out the bats again in the top of the fourth and scored five runs, ending the game with the victory by a tally of 16-to-2. Kyler Lenzen took the loss for Sidney, who scored two runs off of two hits and committed four errors in the game. Gering tallied 16 runs off of 16 hits, and played error-free ball on defense. The loss ended the season for Sidney, with a final record of 4-27.


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