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Northeast baseball sweeps Ellsworth | KRVN Radio

Northeast baseball sweeps Ellsworth

Northeast baseball sweeps Ellsworth
Drew Smith (7) of Northeast Community College, acknowledges the crowd after he hit the second of three consecutive third inning home runs in the first game of the Hawks home opener Wednesday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Field in Norfolk. The Hawks claimed a ten-inning, walk off win against the Indians, 19-18. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

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.

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