First Bank Loses to Gothenburg
The First Bank Senior Legion baseball team entered the Class B Area #6 tournament on July 22 taking on the McCook Seniors at the host site Gothenburg.
Teams competing in the Senior tournament were McCook, Lexington, First Bank, Gothenburg, Cozad, Broken Bow and Holdrege.
First Bank lost a heart-breaking 2-1 decision to McCook. First Bank had its winning streak snapped, dropping them to 11-9 on the season.
Ryan Bergstrom took the hard-luck loss for the Seniors pitching well over his five innings facing 25 batters, striking out 11 and allowing only two hits.
McCook and First Bank both had opportunities to score in the first two innings. McCook’s chance was in the first, but after loading the bases, Bergstrom was able to work out of the jam. First Bank was able to also load the bases but was not able to push across a run.
The game remained scoreless until the fifth when both McCook and First Bank were able to score some runs. First Bank was able to strike first in the top of the inning as Craig Driver singled and scored on an RBI double from Bergstrom to take a 1-0 lead.
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