The Neligh Pony baseball team claimed a narrow lead over Crofton late in last Monday night's game, but, in the end, were edged out 5-4 for their first loss of the season.
"The Neligh boys could not get the bats going until the top of the 6th inning, but battled back to take a one run lead going into the bottom of the final inning," Coach Matt Belitz said. "However, they could not overcome several errors and came up short."
Hunter Charf picked up a triple and single for Neligh, and Cole Belitz recorded a double and a single. Others hitting singles were Tucker Knust (2) and Preston Vondra (1).
Belitz pitched four innings for 6 strikeouts, and Hunter Reestman finished out the remaining two innings and tallied one strike out.