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Eli Herink Archbishop Bergan High School Eli Herink of Fremont Bergan is the Athlete of the Week. The senior helped the Knights to a runnerup finish Friday in the Heartland Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament in Lincoln. In a 6-2 opening-round win over Lincoln Northeast, Herink had two hits and drove in four runs. In the second round, the Knights downed second-seeded Grand Island 4-2 as Herink had two hits, a RBI and a run scored. The outfielder continued his torrid hitting in the a 10-4 semifinal win against third-seeded Lincoln Southeast. He clubbed three hits, including a home run. He also drove in five runs. Get in the Game with our athlete of the Week Sponsored by “Eli had a big day for us at the plate and his home run in the fifth came at a huge point in the game (putting Bergan up 5-2),” Bergan coach Jeff Hayden said. “It was awesome to see a senior come up with such a big at-bat at a crucial point in the game.” Although the Knights suffered a 6-3 loss to Lincoln East in the championship game, Herink went 2-for-3 with three RBI.