NEK League Legion Weekend Roundup --- July 13th-15th

There was plenty of action this weekend in the Northeast Kansas League from league matchups to non-league games, as well.

For full updated NEK League standings (click here)

Friday July 13th:

Sabetha Downs Auburn in a Non-League Matchup

Sabetha defeated Auburn Friday night 11-3.  Sabetha's 11 hit attack backed Benji Stoller's 5-inning complete game performance.  Stoller allowed only three hits and walked and hit a batter during the contest to earn his sixth win of the season.  Graham Droge collected three hits and three RBI's to lead the offense.  Nolan Keim & Thaine Allen each added a pair of hits.  Riley Wells and Allen had two RBI's.  Sabetha scored multiple runs in four of the five innings. 

Atchison Uses Big Fourth to get Pass Holton

Atchison's offense was quiet until the fourth inning when they shelled out six hits for all six of their runs in the game, which proved to be enough for a 6-3 win over Northeast Kansas league foe, Holton.

Seneca Swept Royal Valley in a League Double-Header

Seneca went home with two more league wins on Friday night as the earned 10-0 and 2-1 wins over Royal Valley in a league double-header.

Saturday July 14th:

Doniphan County Earns Walk-off Win

Doniphan County took down Auburn 2-1 in walk-off fashion with the game winning walk-off hit coming by Zach Halter in the seventh after an Auburn error. Derek Nold pitched the complete game only giving up one-hit with eight strikeout's and giving up an unearned run.

Marysville Swept Hiawatha in a Non-League Double-Header

Hiawatha on Saturday was swept by Marysville in a non-league double-header, 7-3 and 14-2. Game one, Marysville got on the board early with two in the first; Hiawatha would tie the game in the bottom of the third, but Marysville would go on to score three in the fifth and a few more while Hiawatha would only add one, falling 7-3. Schmelzle pitched the complete game for Marysville, while Fisher went 3-4 with two RBI. Tyler Jacobsen was the only Hiawatha player to have a multi-hit game going 3-4 with two RBI in the loss.

Game 2, Marysville's bats continued to hit the ball well, out hitting Hiawatha 11-5 in the second game for the 14-2 win. Marysville lead it 2-1 after the first but it would be the fourth and fifth innings that proved to be the most potent run producers for Marysville as the plated five and seven runs, respectively in those innings. Four Marysville players recorded multi-hit games.

Sunday July 15th:

Doniphan County Makes it a 2-0 Weekend with 10-0 Win Over Frankfort

After winning on Saturday in a non-league game against Auburn, Doniphan County made it a perfect weekend with a 10-0 four inning league win over Frankfort. Cody Bennett pitched a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts. Jordan Thornberry tallied three RBI, Zach Langford two RBI and Bennett added one, also. Zach Halter, finished the game with two hits, including a two-run home run.

Seneca Sweeps Holton in League Double-Header

Seneca swept a league double-header over Holton winning game one 15-0 in three innings and taking game two 10-2.

Rock Creek Sweeps Sabetha at Somerset Park in Double-Header

Rock Creek swept Sabetha in DH at Somerset Park.
Rock Creek won the first game 9-8 in 8 innings.  Rock Creek erased a late 5-2 Sabetha lead by scoring two runs in the sixth and seventh and plating three runs in the eighth.  Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the fifth, Sabetha scored five runs with the big blow being a 2-run single by Nolan Keim.  Sabetha scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh when Benji Stoller was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  After Rock Creek scored three runs in the top of the 8th, Sabetha had the tying run on base but was unable to score.  Keim finished the game with three hits and a pair of runs & RBI's.  Graham Droge added a pair of hits & RBI's.
Rock Creek won the the second game 10-8 by utilitizing 13 hits and 12 free passes.  Rock Creek scored five runs in the fifth on three infield singles and a pair of seeing-eye singles.  Rock Creek was aided by a pair of walks in the inning.  Taylor Bauman had three hits and Nolan Keim, Benji Stoller & Kyle Stallbaumer had two hits.  Bauman had 3 RBI's.

Hiawatha and Royal Valley Split a League Double-Header

Hiawatha and Royal Valley split a league double-header, with Hiawatha taking game one 9-6, while Royal Valley responde with a 11-3 nightcap win.

Hiawatha lead throughout game one for the 9-6 win, but Royal Valley never strayed to far from being in the game. Up 4-3 after four, Hiawatha plated four more runs before Royal Valley would score again, giving Hiawatha enough of a cushion in the game. Dakota Bayles went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI with a double, while also pitching six and one-third innings with eight strikeouts for the win.

Game two, it was Royal Valley responding with a 11-3 win. Both teams registered only six hits each, but Royal Valley utilized nine walks, also to notch the win and it all started with a six-run third inning. After the third Royal Valley didn't look back scoring the remaining five runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Gino Viccivillo went 2-4 with two runs scored, while Erich Weidmann and Josh Tessendorf each tabbed two RBI's. Tessendorf also got the pitching victory going all six innings. Kyle White had the only multi-hit game for Hiawatha 2-2 with an RBI and walk.

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