Friday, June 22, 2018
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Juniors fall to Lex, Overton

Tough competition handed the Gothenburg Juniors three losses during the past week.

Lexington defeated the Melons both on the road and at home. In between, Overton handed the Swedes a loss on Wednesday.

Gothenburg faces a busy week of action. Home games are scheduled against McCook (Wednesday) and Cambridge (Tuesday). In between, Melons are on the road against Broken Bow (Saturday) and Kearney (Sunday).

Early lead carries Lex

Lexington scored all the runs needed for a win in the first inning en route to a 10-2 victory at Gothenburg on June 4.

The visitors scored four runs on a pair of singles, a walk and an error.

Three more hits in the fifth inning boosted the margin to 6-0 and a solo run was added in the sixth.

The Melons turned an infield hit and an error into one run in the bottom of the sixth.

After Lexington tallied two in the seventh, Gothenburg put another run on the scoreboard. Radley Shaw singled and advanced on a wild pitch and Dominic Long’s single. Shaw came home on a ground out by Hayden Hubbard.

Bryce Kowalewski started on the mound for Gothenburg and was relieved by Long.

10 runs aren’t enough

The Melons scored their most runs in a game all season against Overton, but the visitors took advantage of 14 walks in a 20-10 victory.

Gothenburg struck first with a single run in the opening inning. Patrick Messersmith walked and eventually scored on an error.

The Melons blanked Overton again in the second frame before padding the lead with two more runs without the benefit of a hit. Riley Ostendorf and Bryce Kowalewski earned free passes to first and eventually scored on a wild pitch and catcher’s error, respectively.

Things went downhill quickly for the Melons in the third inning. Overton scored 10 runs on four singles with the help of four walks and a couple of errors.

The Juniors responded with two runs in the bottom of the third. Hunter Baker hit an RBI single and a bases-loaded walk pushed Quinn Haynes across the plate.

Both team scored four runs in the fourth frame. Josh Reinhard’s single drove in two and another scored on an infield ground ball by Haynes to cut the Overton lead to 14-9.

Five walks, two hit batters and just one single produced six Overton runs in the fifth inning. Gothenburg got one of them back on a run-scoring single by Ostendorf.

Ferrell tosses a gem

Logan Ferrell threw a no-hitter against the Melons Sunday boosting Lexington to a 15-0 victory.

Ferrell fanned eight Gothenburg players. Four walks produced the only Melon base runners.

A pair of six-run innings—the second and third—propelled Lexington to the win. Schuyler Salem paced the Lexington hitting attack going 3-for-4 with a double.

Gothenburg twice put a runner at third base with two outs, but couldn’t produce a run.