NEK League Legion Roundup -- July 16th

Only one Northeast Kansas league legion game last night, alongside the final 2.5 innings of suspended league game earlier this season, also.

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Sabetha Holds on to Win Suspended League Game Over Hiawatha

Sabetha defeated Hiawatha in six innings in a suspended scheduled 5-inning game 7-6.  The game resumed with Sabetha leading 4-3 in the bottom of the third.  After holding Hiawatha scoreless in the third, Sabetha scored a run in the top of the fourth on a Graham Droge RBI single.  Hiawatha answered with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the frame on a Quinton Overdick single and a passed ball.  Tate Steinlage had a bloop triple to knock in Kyle Stallbaumer who had walked and stolen second.  Hiawatha's Dakota Bayles tied the score at six when he scored on a wild pitch.  Sabetha was able to score an unearned run in the top of the sixth and Nolan Keim pitched the final inning for the save.  Keim was aided by a game ending double play.  Tate Steinlage picked up the win by pitching three innings allowing three runs (one earned).  Only two players finished with multi-hit games, one for each team as Taylor Bauman for Sabetha who scored the game winning run after his double in the sixth went 2-2 with a walk and two runs scored; for Hiawatha it was Dakota Bayles with a 2-3 night with two runs scored.

Atchison Doubles Up Hiawatha to Earn League Win

Hiawatha would turnaround after finishing the suspended game with Sabetha and face off with Atchison in another league showdown and it was Atchison notching themselves the league victory pulling out the 8-4 win. Atchison took the lead early scoring a run in the second and third innings before Hiawatha would take the lead scoring all four of their runs in the fourth to lead it 4-2 after four. But the lead didn't last long for Hiawatha has Atchison put up a five spot in the fifth behind a Hiawatha error, wild pitch and two doubles. Atchison would go on to add one more in the sixth for good measure but the game was not in doubt after the 5th as Hiawatha was held scoreless the after their four-run fourth. Austin Gibson pitched a complete game six-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the win, while Hiawatha used four different pitchers in the game. Gibson, also helped himself out with his own offense going 2-2 with two walks, an RBI and run scored, being the only Atchison player with a multi-hit game, though eight of the 10 A's players did tally a hit. For Hiawatha in the loss Ryker Smith, went 2-2 with a walk and run scored.

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