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Norfolk swept the First State Bank Juniors Wednesday in a pair of games.

Norfolk scored four runs in the top of the seventh to win the opener 9-7. A five-run fourth inning led to a 10-5 win in the second.

In the opener, First State took a 1-0 lead in the first. Jackson Gilfry singled and advanced to third when Jon Kment reached on an error. Baylor Brannen followed with a RBI ground out.

An error and a RBI single by Gilfry helped make it 3-0 in the second. Norfolk tied it with three runs in the fourth, but the Juniors regained the lead in the bottom of the inning.

With two outs, Brady McManus drew a walk before Spencer Sorensen followed with a single. Gilfry then brought McManus in with a single.

Down 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth, the Juniors struck for three runs. Kment had a two-run double and Brannen added a sacrifice fly.

Grant Colligan’s two-run single sparked Norfolk’s rally in the top of the seventh.

Gilfry led FSB by going 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Kment and Brannen knocked in two runs apiece while McManus scored twice.

Kment started and worked four innings. He gave up four runs (all unearned) on seven hits and a walk. He struck out eight. Deven Brown took the loss. He threw 2 1/3 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on a hit and three walks. Drew Couglin worked the final 2/3 of an inning and allowed an unearned run.

Brody Konz got the win in relief of Jared Ertzner.

The second game was tied at 5 after three innings, but Norfolk went ahead for good with the five-run fourth.

Brannen had a triple and a double. He scored twice and knocked in a run. Noah Show added a triple, scored once and drove in a run. Kment had a double and scored once while Kolbe Moore had a single. Gilfry scored once.

Colby Mrsny had two hits and three RBI to lead Norfolk.

Sam Jagels got the complete game victory. He allowed five hits and three walks while striking out seven. All of FSB’s runs were earned.

Will Menking worked three innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits and three walks. He struck out three. Moore worked the final two innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits.

The losses drop the Juniors to 7-17-2.


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