NORFOLK, NE – The Northeast Community College baseball team picked up two conference wins here Thursday, defeating Ellsworth Community College 8-4 in the first game and 10-4 in the second.
In the Hawks’ first win, Christian Dumont was 4-4 with a home run, two doubles, two RBIs and four runs scored. Drew Smith went 2-2 and picked up two doubles, two RBIs and one run scored. Kaden Hendrix was 2-3 with one run; Brennen Bales, 2-4 with a home run, three RBIs and one run scored; Tanner Hunt, 1-3 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored.
Dylan Wright pitched a complete game and had the win, allowing four hits and striking out three batters.
In game two, Smith went 2-5 with a triple and three RBIs. Bales finished 1-5 with a home run and two RBIs; Cale Hlavac, 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs; Hunt, 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs; Bryce Walker, 2-4 with a double.
Lane Koetter earned the win in 4.2 innings pitched, collecting nine strikeouts and giving up zero runs.
The Hawks (13-20-1 overall, 3-7 in conference) will continue their series with Ellsworth on Saturday at Wayne State College in Wayne. Start time for the doubleheader is 1 p.m.