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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Seniors Rally Past Bridgeport, 13-7


Sidney’s American Legion Post 17 Senior Baseball team hosted the Bridgeport Bombers Tuesday, June 7, and were able to battle back from a four run deficit, scoring 11 runs in their last two innings to take the win from the visitors.

Sidney starter Austin Lulf shut down the Bombers in the first, then Austin Wolfe gave Sidney the early lead by singling, then stealing second and third base and finally scoring on a passed ball. Bridgeport then got their offense in gear, scoring three runs in the second and then two in the third to take a 5-to-1 lead into the fourth inning.

But in the bottom of the fifth, the Sidney offense sparked to life, keyed by a lead-off triple by Reid Fiscus. Two more singles, a double and a walk gave Sidney six runs in the frame, and gave Sidney an 8-to-5 lead.

Bridgeport got a run back in the top of the sixth, but Sidney again got hot and plated five runs in the bottom of the sixth on a single, a double and five walks and a hit batter to end the game in a 13-to-7 victory for Post 17. Austin Wolfe had three hits, two RBI and scored three runs to lead the offense. Reid Fiscus gave up one run and struck out five in 2.2 innings of relief for Sidney.

The Sidney Junior squad matched up with the Bridgeport Juniors, and held an 11-to-6 lead after three innings when play was suspended, with the game to be completed at a later date. Sidney built their lead on an eight-run second inning that had 13 Sidney hitters get a turn at bat.


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