SPRINGFIELD – Plattsmouth Junior Legion baseball players saw their season come to a close Sunday night after three games in the district tournament.
Plattsmouth took part in the Area B2 Tournament at Springfield on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Devils finished the summer campaign 11-15.
Plattsmouth 11, Waterloo/Valley 3
Sixth-seeded Plattsmouth dominated top-seeded Waterloo/Valley in a first-round matchup Friday afternoon. Adam Eggert helped the Blue Devils with a complete game on the mound. He struck out 11 batters and limited Waterloo/Valley to five hits in seven innings.
Waterloo/Valley struck first with a solo run in the opening frame. Plattsmouth then reeled off ten unanswered runs to take control of the contest. The Blue Devils scored twice in the third and upped the gap to 5-1 in the fourth. The team created a 10-1 lead by the top of the sixth inning.
Jehu Montes highlighted the team’s day at the plate with two hits, two walks and three runs batted in. Eggert had two doubles and scored three times, and Kade Parriott and Zane Renner each drove in two runs. Nolan Cherek had two hits and Ethan Coleman and Logan Blotzer each walked twice.
Plattsmouth 002 323 1 – 11 7 4
Waterloo/Valley 100 002 0 – 3 5 3
Ashland 11, Plattsmouth 6
Third-seeded Ashland built a 4-1 lead in the second inning of Saturday’s second-round game. The team created a 5-2 cushion in the fourth and added six runs in the next inning. Grant Anderson led the Bluejays with four hits and Hunter Washburn and Hayden Hanna each had two RBI.
Jeremiah Lubben paced Plattsmouth’s attack with a pair of RBI. Montes finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate, and Easton Hoschar produced two hits for the Blue Devils. Oscar Hinton added one walk for the team.
Plattsmouth 011 010 3 – 6 12 3
Ashland 130 160 x – 11 11 2
Waverly 17, Plattsmouth 0
Fifth-seeded Waverly ended Plattsmouth’s season Sunday with a powerful performance in all aspects of the game. The Vikings registered 17 hits and scored in four of the five innings. Starting pitcher Andrew Heffelfinger surrendered two hits in the first four innings and collected multiple strikeouts.
Plattsmouth erased a Waverly scoring opportunity in the top of the first with a 6-3-5 double play. The Vikings capitalized on their chances in the next inning. The team posted six runs on five hits and two walks. Waverly made it 7-0 in the third and tacked on ten runs to end action after five innings.
Waverly 061 28 – 17 17 1
Plattsmouth 000 00 – 0 2 5