Hits missing for Seniors at Ogallala
Gothenburg’s Seniors ran into a buzz saw of a pitcher in their season-opener Wednesday at Ogallala.
Justin Canfield tossed a no-hitter pitching to just three more batters than the minimum in the five-inning game.
Canfield struck out the side in two innings and fanned a pair of batters in two more frames.
Chase Ostergard drew a two-out walk for the Melons in the first frame but was forced out at second on a ground ball.
Ostergard reached first after being hit by a pitch to lead off the fourth inning. He went to second on a walk to Jake Matthies and advanced to third on a passed ball. He was stranded there, though, after a strikeout and a ground out to second.
Ogallala plated a pair of runs in the first inning. Gothenburg errors kept a rally going in the second inning that eventually scored five runs.
After retiring in order in the third, the hosts added five more runs in the fourth inning which was enough to end it early after five.
Adam Speck, the losing pitcher, threw three innings for Gothenburg and Skyler Schwanz tossed an inning in relief.
Canfield finished with 11 strikeouts for Ogallala.
Gothenburg seeks its first win at Lexington on Wednesday (tonight). The Melons travel to McCook Thursday, to Holdrege on Friday and to Minden Sunday.