ELKHORN — First State Bank recovered from a Saturday morning loss to finish 3-1 in the Elkhorn South/Elkhorn Woodbat Seniors Classic.
Elkhorn used a pair of unearned runs in the sixth inning to down the Seniors 2-1 in a pool play game Saturday.
Austin Callahan’s double scored Dillon Dix in the first inning to stake FSB to a 1-0 lead. It stayed that way until the sixth.
Kyler Beekman led off with a walk before Jason LaFleur was hit by a pitch. Parker Lange’s bunt was misplayed for an error loading the bases.
Dix retired the next two batters before Trenton Smith was hit by a pitch. Mitch Kahne followed with a RBI single. Dix struck out Kyler Randazzo to end the inning.
“I thought Dillon threw very well today and we played pretty clean defensively, but we just couldn’t close it out down the stretch,” FSB coach Jeff Hayden said.
Dix only allowed six hits and three walks while throwing a complete game. He struck out three.
Eli Herink joined Callahan in hitting a double. Brody Sintek added a single.
Beekman pitched the first six innings for the win. Eli King worked the seventh for the save.
FSB rebounded with a 4-1 win over the Millard Sox Gold. Mitchell Glause threw a complete game two-hitter. He walked two and struck out 10.
“Mitchell had a huge day for us today,” Hayden said. “He has great command of all three pitches and continues to have a really solid summer for us.”
Dylan Kucera led FSB with three hits, one run scored and one RBI. Reed Fitzke had a double, a run scored and one RBI. Callahan doubled and scored once while Donnie Mueller had a single and a run scored. Logan Sacco had a double and Glause contributed a single.
“This was a big game for us to be able to come back and get a win after losing to Elkhorn late,” Hayden said.
Dylan Devries took the loss.
The Seniors closed the tournament with an 11-2 win over Omaha Central.
“We swung the bats very well today and closed out a solid weekend of baseball,” Hayden said.
Herink had a triple, three singles and two RBI for FSB. Fitzke, Dix, Callahan and Donnie Mueller added two hits apiece. Austin Knippelmeier, Sacco and Glause contributed one hit each. Kucera knocked in a pair of runs.
Sintek got the win. He worked four innings and allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four.
Kucera worked the final two innings and struck out six.
“We had Brody on a pitch count today and he was very efficient,” Hayden said.
The Seniors improve to 20-9 on the season.