NEBRASKA CITY – Plattsmouth’s summer baseball season came to a close Monday night after a district game against Beatrice.
The Orangemen produced a pair of large scoring outbursts in a 12-1 victory. Third-seeded Beatrice faced fifth-seeded Plattsmouth in the elimination bracket of the Area B1 Tournament. The teams played their game at Clemmy Holmes Field in Nebraska City.
Beatrice snapped a 1-1 tie with a five-run explosion in the top of the second inning. Hayden DeBoer’s home run helped the team build the four-run cushion.
The Orangemen added a run in the third inning on an outfield error, one double and one single. The team then iced the victory in the fourth. Zack Zimmerman crushed a two-run shot over the fence in deep left field, and Peyton Murphy posted a two-RBI single to left field. Beatrice added a RBI groundout in the frame.
DeBoer threw all five innings and collected six strikeouts. He retired the side in order in the third inning and worked around a leadoff double by Aaronn Aho in the fourth. Beatrice ended the game on a 6-3 double play in the fifth.
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Zimmerman helped the Orangemen with three hits and two RBI. DeBoer finished with four RBI and Austin Burroughs had two hits and one walk.
Plattsmouth ended its season 13-18. Jacob Davis and Austin Hicks were the team’s seniors.
Beatrice 151 50 – 12 10 1
Plattsmouth 100 00 – 1 4 2