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NEKL Legion Baseball Recap - June 17th
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

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Sunday was full of Northeast Kansas League legion baseball action with six teams in action and the seven games played all featured a multitude of runs. 

In a League doubleheader Marysville earned a pair of wins over Corning picking up the 13-5 and 20-6 wins at home. Silver Lake and Oskaloosa faced off and Silver Lake continued rolling this season cruising to 9-1 and 12-2 for the sweep. Sabetha played host to Fairbury and Doniphan County and won 13-5 and 9-1, respectively, while Doniphan County picked up a win over Fairbury winning a high scoring contest 16-12. 

Silver Lake Sweeps Oskaloosa
The wins continue to pile up for Silver Lake as they stretched their win streak to 10-straight on Sunday with a sweep of Oskaloosa winning 9-1 and 12-2. 

In the 9-1 contest Silver Lake used a 10-2 hit advantage to secure the win over Oskaloosa. Oskaloosa took the early lead scoring their only run of the contest in the top of the first but in the third Silver Lake tallied seven runs to take control. Silver Lake added two more runs in the sixth and grabbed the 9-1 win. Jake Lindstrom tossed three and two-third innings and picked up the win for Silver Lake who saw Will Boyd, Mitchell Flannagan and Trent Byers all record two-hits. Dawson Gatzemeyer and Tucker Sherretts each tossed two plus innings in the loss for Oskaloosa. 

Game two featured early and often scoring for Silver Lake to cruise to the 12-2 win. Oskaloosa once again took the early lead with a run in the top of the first but Silver Lake had a quick answer producing six runs in the bottom of the first. Silver Lake added two runs in the second, three in the third and another in the fourth, while Oskaloosa only managed one more run in the game. Cale Adams earned the win on the mound for Silver Lake recording seven strikeouts in four innings, while Lindstrom had three RBI's in the game. Hunter Reed, Sherretts and Avery Gatzemeyer each had a hit for Oskaloosa in the loss. 

The wins moves Silver Lake to 17-1 on the season, while Oskaloosa falls to 8-7 on the year. 

Marysville Takes Two Over Corning
Behind plenty of scoring Marysville cruised past Corning on Sunday with a pair of lopsided victories winning 13-5 and 20-6. 

Game one started well for Corning as they scored five runs in the top of the first inning coming out strong but Marysville answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to cut into the Corning lead. It remained 5-2 until the bottom of the fifth inning when Marysville plated seven runs highlighted by a three run double by Adam Lindhorst to give them the lead and ultimately the win as Marysville tacked on a run in the fifth and three in the six to win 13-5. Owen Nietfeld earned the win for Marysville despite the rough first inning as he went six innings giving up five runs on four hits, while Lindhorst led the offense with a 2-3 showing including five RBI's, a double and triple. Quinn Buessing took the loss for Corning tossing three and a third innings, while Kamble Haverkamp recorded two of Corning's four hits in the contest. 

After a run in the top of the first inning by Corning in game two it was all Marysville after that as Marysville took the lead plating three runs in the bottom of the first and then pounded out 11 runs in the second and six more in the third. Corning did manage two runs in the third and three in the fourth but ultimately fell to Marysville 20-6 in the contest. Brennan Wetter led the day for Marysville with a three hits and seven RBI's in the contest, while Jonny Crome tossed three and two-thirds for the win. Trenton Flentie and Ethan Becker each notched a pair of hits for Corning in the loss. 

The wins move Marysville to 12-3 on the season, while Corning fell to 1-7 on the season. 

Sabetha Tops Fairbury & Doniphan County, While Doniphan County beats Fairbury
It was a tripleheader at Somerset Park in Sabetha on Sunday as Sabetha hosted Fairbury and Doniphan County for contest and both Fairbury and Doniphan County faced off against each other, also. Sabetha made it a 2-0 day with a 13-5 victory over Fairbury and 9-1 win over Doniphan County, while Doniphan County topped Fairbury 16-12. 

In game one of the day, Brayden Becker overcame a shaky first inning to toss a five-inning complete game. Becker gave up three runs (2 earned) in the first, but settled down to fan eight hitters and scattered six hits over the five innings. Sabetha answered Fairbury's three-run first with four runs in the bottom of the frame. The Raptors posted another four run inning in the fourth and tallied a pair of runs in the second and third. Brandon Brownlee had three hits, two runs scored and three RBI's. Braden Argabright had a pair of hits including a triple, scored three runs and plated another two runs, while Riley Herrmann also had a pair of hits in the contest helping Sabetha claim the 13-5 win over Fairbury.

Doniphan County then got a crack at Fairbury in game two of the day and it proved to a high scoring affair that ended after six innings because of time limit with Doniphan County securing a 16-12 win. Fairbury got all 12 runs off Doniphan County starter Zeb Speer who tossed five innings but only six of the runs were earned as Doniphan County was hurt by five errors. The DC offense picked things up by producing 16 runs as Brody Winder led the way going 4-5 with four runs scored and a home run. Clayton Ridout chipped in a home run and two RBI and Speer was 4-4 with two RBI. Levi Watts tossed the final inning of the game for Doniphan County and did not give up a run and also recorded two hits in the 16-12 win. 

In the final contest of the evening it was a tight contest early between Sabetha and Doniphan County but Sabetha took control late and earned the 9-1 win. Doniphan led 1-0 after three innings but Sabetha tallied a pair of runs in the fourth to take a 2-1 advantage going into the fifth. Doniphan County made a pitching change and had to use a junior legion pitcher which Sabetha took advantage of scoring three in the fifth and four more in the sixth to finish the game 9-1. Joe Gruber was strong in the win for Sabetha going six innings giving up just an unearned run and striking out 11, while offensively Sabetha had 10 hits with five being extra base hits. Blake Frey and Mason Spellmeier each had a pair of hits. Doniphan County in the loss had a solid start by Brock Blair who tossed three innings giving up just two runs, while Reid Greaser and Winder each had two hits but Doniphan County stranded nine base runners. 

The wins moved Sabetha to 12-5 on the season, while Doniphan County with a 1-1 showing moved to 9-4 on the year. 

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