PLATTSMOUTH – The Ashland Junior Legion baseball team finished with a 2-1 record on the diamond last week.
The junior Jays opened the week with a 3-0 shutout victory over Lincoln Christian in Ashland on May 25.
The Jays scored a run in the first and added runs in the second and fourth innings. That was the extent of the scoring in this game.
Levi Kennedy pitched an outstanding game, hurling a two-hit shutout and striking out eight in picking up his first win as a Legion pitcher.
The Bluejays managed only four singles by Carter Washburn, Ethan Scheer, Max Bendler and Cody Grauerholz.
The Bluejays made it two wins in a row when they were able to hang on for an 8-7 victory over the Arlington Eagles on May 30.
The Bluejays broke a scoreless tie with a four-run third and scored three more in the fourth to take what appeared to be a comfortable 7-0 lead.
But, the Eagles had other ideas. They cut it to 7-4 with a four-run fifth and scored three more in the sixth to tie it at seven each.
But, in the bottom of the sixth the Bluejays used a single by Scheer to score Washburn from second base for a walk-off 8-7 win.
Caleb Juedes started and pitched four strong innings before tiring in the fifth. Juedes was relieved by Scheer who picked up the win in relief.
Grauerholz had a single and a double for the Jays as did Riley Kasuske. Washburn had a pair of singles, and Lane Zimmerman, Scheer and Bendler each had one hit.
The Bluejays found themselves on the other end of a walk-off on May 30 when they were beaten 11-10 by Plattsmouth on the road.
Things looked good when the Bluejays scored three runs in the first inning. But the Blue Devils broke out the bats scoring twice in their half of the first, and adding three in the second to take a 5-3 lead.
In the third, the Bluejays took advantage of six straight walks by Blue Devil pitchers to score six runs to lead 9-5.
But, Jay pitchers could not stop the Plattsmouth bats. They scored twice in the fourth to cut it to 9-7.
The Jays made it 10-7 with a single run in the fifth, but blew the three-run lead as the Blue Devils tied it at 10-10 with three runs in their half of the fifth.
The Bluejays went scoreless in the sixth, and the Blue Devils score the winning run on a sacrifice fly to win 11-10.
Brody Maack started on the mound for the Bluejays, and though he struck out eight in three innings, he was inconsistent with his location. He was relieved in the fourth by Bendler.
Bendler could not quiet the Blue Devil bats in the fifth and was relieved by Zimmerman who took the loss.
Kennedy had a single and a double, and Zimmerman a triple. Washburn added a double, and Archer Vogt, Grauerholz and Grant Buller each had one hit.
A game with Seward scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 was rained out.