Juniors seeking to change luck
Gothenburg’s Juniors are still searching for their first victory after three more games this past week.
The Melons fell to Cambridge, Holdrege and Broken Bow. A scheduled game against Ogallala was postponed.
Gothenburg hosted Lexington Tuesday night and will entertain Overton Wednesday (tonight) before traveling to Lexington Sunday.
Big inning buries Melons
A nine-run second inning carried Cambridge to a 13-7 win over Gothenburg Sunday.
The hosts took advantage of six walks, a couple of errors and five wild pitches/passed balls during the rally.
Cambridge jumped out on top 3-0 after one inning of play.
Gothenburg rallied with four runs in the top of the second to lead 4-3. Zach Kolbo drove in a pair with a single.
Cambridge’s outburst in the bottom of the second, and a solo run in the third, put the game out of reach.
The Melons did connect for three consecutive hits in the fourth inning that earned three runs. However, it was far short of what was needed.
Kolbo and Patrick Messersmith each had a pair of hits for Gothenburg.
Skyler Schwanz and Radley Shaw saw action on the mound.
Free passes boost Holdrege
Taking advantage of six walks and six hit batters, Holdrege defeated Gothenburg 16-4 Saturday.
Two big innings provided 13 of the visitor’s runs. Holdrege scored eight in the second and five in the sixth.
Gothenburg managed solo runs in the second and fourth innings and a pair in the sixth.
Zach Kolbo singled in the Melons first run in the second. Riley Ostendorf’s ground out to the shortstop with the bases loaded knocked in the second run.
Errors and a walk loaded the bases for Gothenburg in the sixth inning. One run scored on a wild pitch and another on Josh Reinhard’s ground out to the pitcher.
Bryce Kowalewski, Quinn Haynes and Skyler Schwanz shared pitching duties.
Broken Bow takes 16-2 win
Amid cold and windy conditions, Broken Bow scored early and often in a 16-2 win over the visiting Melons.
Bow pounded out 10 hits, including a double, a triple and a home run.
The Melons found themselves trailing 8-0 after two innings of play.
Zach Kolbo found two runners in scoring position in the third inning and drove in both with a single for Gothenburg’s only runs in the game.
The game ended after a six-run rally by Broken Bow in the fourth inning.
Pitchers of record for the Melons were Dominic Long, Tyler Baker and Radley Shaw.