Reds Baseball

IN SAFELY: Wahoo State Bank Reds pitcher Collin Morrissey dives back to first base safely against the Bennington Badgers at Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo on June 12.  The Reds fell behind early and fell by a score of 11-3.  (Staff Photo by Jason Unger)

BELLEVUE – It was a rough week on the diamond for the Wahoo State Bank Reds.

The Reds lost all four of their games last week and fell to 11-7 on the season.

After getting rained out against the Blair Bears on June 11, the Reds started the week with an 11-3 five inning setback at the hands of the Bennington Badgers at Sam Crawford Field in Wahoo in June 12.

The Badgers were able to get to Reds starter Collin Morrissey for 11 runs in five innings. However, Morrissey’s defense didn’t do him any favors, while committing five errors behind him.

The Badgers scored in every inning and led 7-0 before the home team was able to push across a run in the bottom of the third inning.

The Reds’ offense came up with just five base hits against Bennington starter Zach Comfort.

The Reds attempted to get back on track on the road on June 15 when they squared off against Bellevue West on the road for a doubleheader.

In the first game, the home team was able to break open a close game by scoring five runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings combined to pull out the 10-5 win.

The bankers scored two runs in the top of the first inning and added two more in the top of the third on key base hits by Karson Hesser, Nick Oden and Tyler Blair.

Wahoo had plenty of base runners, finishing with eight base hits and five walks against the Bellevue West pitching staff.

Nolan Sabatka started for the Reds and was tagged with his first loss of the season after surrendering eight runs on nine hits in five innings of work.

The second game was all Bellevue as they were able to cruise to a 9-1 win over WSB.

The home team was able to get to Reds starter Jarrett Kmiecik for nine runs in his five-and-two-third innings of work.

WSB was limited to just five base hits and it was Blair finishing with two of them and he drove in the Reds only run.

WSB remained on the road on June 16 when they traveled to Springfield.

Wahoo led 2-0 going into the bottom of the third inning and 5-4 going into the bottom of the fourth, but the home team was able to break through for four runs in the third and added three more in the fourth to take the lead for good in the 9-5 home win.

Oden was touched for nine runs on nine hits over six innings and was tagged with the loss.

The Reds finished with five hits and five runs, but struck out 14 times against Springfield starter Caden Richards.

Kmiecik and Hesser each drove in a pair of runs for the Reds against Springfield.

The Reds played in Elkhorn against the Mount Michael Knights on Tuesday. Results will appear in next week’s Wahoo Newspaper.

The Reds will also be in action over the weekend when they travel to Yutan to take part in a tournament.

The Reds are scheduled to play Wood River on Friday night and Omaha Burke on Saturday afternoon.

Championship and third place games will be played on Sunday.

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