BATTLE CREEK – The Pender Junior Legion baseball team opened up play in the Class C State Tournament with a 10-9 loss to Stromsburg-Osceola-Shelby (SOS) on Saturday, July 14 in Battle Creek
Pender led 3-1 after the third inning, then SOS scored six runs over the next two inning to lead 7-3.
Pender added two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth, but SOS scored three insurance runs in the sixth to make the final 10-9.
Lucas Vogt had a pair of doubles for Pender, and Eric Schopke had a pair of singles and three RBIs, while the team totaled eight hits.
Pender will meet Wymore in an elimination game on Sunday at 1:00