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NEKL Legion Baseball Recap - June 29th - July 1st
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

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2018 Legion Baseball Zone Tournament Assignments - A Zone, AA Zone, AAA Zone

The legion baseball season for Northeast Kansas League teams continued to roll along with competitive matchups on the ball diamond. 

Back on Friday Marysville took two from Seneca in a pair of one-run games claiming victory 9-8 and 6-5. While on Saturday Leavenworth was awarded two forfeit wins over Atchison. 

On Sunday four NEKL teams took to the diamond against each other as Marysville hosted Sabetha and Doniphan County traveled to Silver Lake. It was a split in Marysville as Sabetha dominated game one winning 13-1 and Marysville bounced back in game two with a 9-2 win. Silver Lake earned two wins over Doniphan County at home winning 10-1 and 5-0. 

In other legion baseball news Silver Lake's games with Rock Creek Monday night have been forfeited by Rock Creek giving Silver Lake two more wins. While there has been a change for one area team for the AA Zone tournament as Marysville has been moved to the Russell Zone tournament. 

Marysville Squeezes By Seneca With Pair of One-Run Victories
It was a tough battle throughout the night on Friday in Seneca as Marysville got the better of Seneca twice by one-run each time recording a 9-8 and 6-5 win. 

Game one saw plenty of offense as the teams combined for 17 runs on 22 hits. Seneca opened the scoring in the first inning plating three runs including a RBI single by Trenton Schmitz in the frame but Marysville answered with two runs in the bottom of the first. Each team matched each other in the third inning scoring two runs each while Marysville took the lead with a four-run bottom of the fourth as Brody Lister, Brennan Wetter and Jacob Latta all notched RBI's in the inning. Seneca came back with a three-run top of the fifth to tie the game at eight apiece but a bases loaded walk by Lister in the bottom of the fifth brought in the ultimate deciding run helping Marysville win 9-8. Wetter and Jonny Crome each tossed three innings for Marysville and Storm picked up the save. While, Wetter led the offense going 3-4 and Latta recorded three RBI's. In the loss Trevor Holthaus tossed four and a third innings for Seneca, while Andrew Leonard and Luke Reitz each had two hits and Austin Ahlquist had three RBI's.

Scoring happened early again in game two as Seneca plated two runs in the top of the first and Marysville scratched one across. Marysville swung the lead their way with a three run third, but a three fourth by Seneca gave them the lead back for the moment until Marysville tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at five. In the bottom of the fifth Owen Nietfeld knocked an RBI single and propelled Marysville to the walk-off 6-5 win and the doubleheader sweep. Nietfeld, Wetter and Adam Lindhorst each collected two hits for Marysville in the win, while Trevor Holthaus had a pair of RBI's in the loss for Seneca. 

The sweep moved Marysville to 15-5 on the season, while Seneca fell to 7-15 on the year. 

Sabetha and Marysville Play to a Split
Just like earlier in the season at Sabetha it was a ultimately a split when Marysville and Sabetha battled on the ball diamond on Sunday in Marysville with similar scores from the first time around. Sabetha took game one in four innings 13-1 and Marysville won game two 9-2. 

Game one saw back to back doubles by Brennan Wetter and Jacob Latta in the bottom of the first for Marysville to give them a 1-0 lead early but Sabetha did the rest of the scoring in the contest. In the second an RBI single by Joe Grubed tied the game at 1-1 and then in the third using two hits, two errors, two walks and a hit batter Sabetha batted around to score five runs. Sabetha put the game out of reach with a seven run fourth inning using five hits including a RBI triple by Blake Frey and RBI double by Seth Burdick and shut the door in bottom of the fourth to secure the 13-1 run rule win. 

Gruber was strong on the mound tossing four innings giving up just one run on four hits and struckout seven and was also 2-3 a tthe plate with three RBI's, a run scored and reached on an error. Frey and Burdick each notched two hits also as Sabetha had 11 total hits in the contest. Marysville in the loss got hits from Wettter, Latta, Owen Nietfeld and Jonny Crome. 

Marysville took the early lead in game two with a run in the first on a RBI single by Jayton Haggard, but Sabetha answered with two runs in the second to own a 2-1 lead. Marysville then batted around in the bottom of the second and used five hits to produced five runs getting a RBI single from Haggard in the frame. Two more runs were tacked on for Marysville in the third as Latta notched a two RBI triple with two-outs and another insurance run was posted in the fourth to make it 9-2. Sabetha down to their final three outs managed a pair of base runners in the fifth but Derek Roever finished his strong pitching performance to give Marysville the 9-2 win. 

Roever tossed five innings giving up two runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out nine and went 1-1 with two runs scored, an RBI and was hit by a pitch earning him McDonald's "Player of the Game" on KNZA. Adam Lindhorst went 2-3 with two RBI, while Haggard was 2-3 with three RBI's and a run scored for Marysville and Wetter had two hits as Marysville collected 12 hits. Sabetha in the loss had just four hits as Brett Stallbaumer, Brandon Brownlee, Riley Hermann and Frey each had a hit. 

The split on the day moves Sabetha to 21-8 on the year and Marysville to 16-6 on the season. 

Silver Lake Wins Pair of Games Over Doniphan County

Unlike earlier this season where Silver Lake and Doniphan County split a doubleheader Sunday's games were all Silver Lake as they picked up a sweep winning game one 10-1 and the second 5-0. 

Game one was the Jake Lindstrom show as he tossed a no-hitter, while game two was a similar story with Reid Walker tossing a shutout allowing just three hits. 

The pair of wins pushed Silver Lake's record to an astounding 24-2 on the year, while the pair of losses dropped Doniphan County to 13-8 on the season. 


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