BRAD MESSERSMITH/PLATTE VALLEY MEDIA
The Gothenburg Melons Juniors started the baseball season on June 19th with a win over Minden (5-1). They ended the regular season July 16th against Holdrege Farm Bureau Juniors with a loss (10-7). The finished the season with a 5-4 record. In the nine games played the Melons Juniors made two hundred ninety-one plate appearances and had two hundred thirty-three at bats for the year.
Gothenburg Senior Melons went lost a spirited affair against McCook in District play at Minden on Friday July 23 in a walk off in the bottom of the seventh inning when the winning run was scored on an error. The game was close throughout in a back-and-forth contest. McCook MNB Seniors walked away with an 8-7 victory moving on to the winner’s bracket. the loss dropped the Melons to 0-1 in the double elimination tournament.
PLAYING IN the spotlight were numerous Gothenburg-Area diamond standouts as they competed in the Mid-Nebraska Senior Legion All-Star contest in Kearney on Thursday evening. Participating were (from left) Assistant Coach Jordan Rossell, Gothenburg; Daven Naylor, Lexington; Maddox Rickertsen, Gothenburg; Tubby Baker, Gothenburg; Jacob Engel, Cozad; Evan Thome, Cozad; and Greg Treffer, Lexington. KELLY NINAS/TRI-CITY TRIBUNE