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NEKL Legion Baseball Recap - Leavenworth Takes Two From Oskaloosa
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

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The only Northeast Kansas League legion baseball action on Monday was an East Division doubleheader as Oskaloosa hosted Leavenworth and it was the visitors picking up a sweep. Leavenworth took game one 7-2 before finishing off the sweep with a 6-5 victory.

Game one was slow to start as neither team was able to scrape across a run through the first two innings, but Leavenworth blew the game wide open in the third inning plating seven runs.

Oskaloosa came right back and scored two runs in the fourth inning, but that was the only offense that the River Bandits had the rest of the way.

Hunter Reed led the Oskaloosa offense in game one collecting two hits while walking twice, while Cade Norris had two hits as well.

Leavenworth was led offensively in the game by Collin Jones who was 3-for-3 with a run scored, while Reid Herken tossed 3.2 innings allowing just three hits while striking out five. 

Game two saw Oskaloosa jump out in front with three runs in the first inning and ultimately out to a 4-0 lead after three innings, but Leavenworth was never fazed and tied the game up at 4 with four runs in the fourth.

Oskaloosa came right back with a run in the bottom half of the fourth to take a 5-4 lead, but Leavenworth tied the game back up at five with a run in the fifth and then ultimately scored the game-winning run in the sixth.

The River Bandits finished with just three hits in the second game thanks to four Leavenworth errors, while Avery Gatzemyer finished with three walks.

Collin Jones had another big game going 4-for-4 with two runs scored, while also throwing three innings and not allowing a hit while striking out seven. 

Oskaloosa dropped to 11-12 on the season with the two losses, while Leavenworth improved to 11-7 overall and 11-3 in the Northeast Kansas League.

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