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Week Three NEKL Legion Baseball Recap
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

2019 Legion Baseball – Standings

2019 Kanzaland Radio McDonald’s Player of the Game - Selections

Week three of the 2019 legion baseball season is in the books and it was another week of big wins, close calls and competitive action.

Below you can find a recap of legion baseball games since Wednesday, June 12.

Thursday, June 13

Falls City walks off Doniphan County

Despite holding a 6-5 lead heading into the seventh, Falls City took advantage of two walks, a single and an error to earn a 7-6 walk-off win over Doniphan County. DC plated their only runs in the fourth inning getting two RBI’s each from Aiden Leonard, Brock Blair and Braden Chalfant. Leonard suffered the loss on the mound as he lasted all six innings allowing just four earned runs on seven hits while walking four and striking out two.

Friday, June 14

Sabetha sweeps Seneca, continues to dominate

In game one Sabetha used a four-run first inning and tacked on two runs in the second, third and fourth innings to take a 10-0 victory. Joe Gruber was named the McDonald’s Player of the Game on 103.9 KNZA, as he finished 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI’s and a run scored while on the mound throwing a two-hit shutout. Blake Frey also added two hits and two RBI’s while eight of the 10 batters in the lineup scored runs.

In game two Sabetha scored six-run in the second inning to cruise to an 8-2 victory.  Brayden Becker's 2-out, 2-run double was the big blow of the inning.  The Raptors managed only three hits in the inning but were able to take advantage of three walks, an HBP and an error to score the six runs. Seneca was able to add single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings.  Trevor Kramer scattered three hits in 4.1 innings.  Andrew Leonard pitched all four innings for Seneca in the 5-inning contest.

Marysville sneaks out two wins over Doniphan County

Behind early leads and holding on late Marysville picked up a sweep over Doniphan County 4-2 and 4-3. In game one Marysville jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first two innings and held on despite a rally by DC in the fifth. Storm Slupianek got the win throwing a complete game allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out five. Derek Roever picked up two RBI’s for Marysville, while DC was led by Connor Hayes’ two hits. In game two it was a similar story but it came down to a 3-run fourth inning for Marysville which proved to be the difference. Marysville had just three hits in the contest, but took advantage of three walks.

June 16

Doniphan County wins big in game one, close in game two sweep of Seneca

In game one Doniphan County received a one-hitter from Connor Hayes and used a six-run fourth inning to run-rule Seneca 9-1. Hayes was named the McDonald’s Player of the Game on KNZA, as he added two walks and two runs scored. Seven of the 10 DC batters recorded runs scored in the contest with Braden Chalfant racking up two hits and two RBI’s. Game two was much closer, but Doniphan County used a three-run cushion late to finish off the sweep 5-2.

Marysville holds off Oskaloosa to earn sweep

Despite trailing 4-1 after 2.5 innings, Marysville plated three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to jump on top and ultimately winning game one 9-7. Oskaloosa took advantage of 13 walks in the contest, but three errors defensively proved to be the difference. For Marysville they were led by Jonny Crome, Lucas Dankenbring and Ben Kirkland who each recorded two hits, while Dankenbring also collected two RBI’s.

In game two Marysville scored two runs in the first inning and three more in the third to complete the sweep with a 5-0 win. Brennan Wetter, Jonny Crome and Storm Slupianek each racked up RBI’s in the contest, while Marysville also took advantage of three walks and an error. Crome and Owen Nietfeld combined to toss a shutout led by Nietfeld who tossed three innings allowing just four hits.

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