Blues Baseball

BACK TO FIRST: Wahoo Pharmacy Post 82 Blues pitcher Carter Malina dives back into first base safely during the home opener on Saturday afternoon.  Malina finished with two hits and drove in two runs.  (Staff Photo by Sam Farmer)

WAHOO – Baseball returned to Wahoo on Saturday afternoon when the Wahoo Pharmacy Post 82 Blues welcomed Omaha Central to town for an afternoon contest at Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo.

The game went back and forth and the home team was able to pull out a come-from-behind 9-8 win over the Eagles.

The Blues led 4-0 and 4-3 before forfeiting the lead in the top of the fifth inning.

Omaha Central scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning and added two more in the top of the fifth to take an 8-5 lead into the bottom of the fifth, the home team’s final at bat.

The Blues took advantage of two walks and two Eagle errors to score four runs to pull out the win. Michael Lynch came through with the game-winning hit.

The Blues finished with seven hits. Carter Malina and Peyton Nelson finished with two hits apiece. Malina drove in a pair of runs and scored twice.

Nelson earned the win in relief.

The Blues were supposed to play on the road against the Blair Bears on Monday night, but Mother Nature intervened and rain forced the cancellation of the contest.

The Blues began play in the league tournament on Tuesday against Elkhorn Mount Michael. League tournament results will appear in next week’s newspaper.

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