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A seven-run second inning catapulted the Neligh Pony's toward a dominating shutout over Albion on Monday night, winning 12-0. Several Pee Wee teams were also in action both at home and on the road.
In the Pony win, Jayden Arehart threw 67 pitches in the complete game one-hitter. He had six strikeouts through four innings. The Pony's had no fielding errors.
Devon Schindler hit a triple while Arehart, Cole Belitz, Tucker Knust and Hunter Charf each had a pair of singles. Schindler, Beau Murray, Conor Ramold and Kaleb Pofahl each added a single in the win.
The Pony's will be in action again Wednesday as they host Creighton at 7 p.m.
In Pee Wee action, the two Neligh teams played each other last night. Neligh 1 is the older team while Neligh 2 is made up of all first-year Pee Wee players. The Neligh 1 team won 14-1.
Scoring for Neligh 1 were Brock Kester, Garret Belitz, Julian Hearn, Caleb Payne, Griffin Claussen, Jackson Keetle, Simon Beacom and Cody Booth. Scoring for Neligh 2 was Talon Krebs on a home run.
In Jr. Pee Wee action, Neligh 1 defeated Tilden 1, 3-2. Aiden Kuester hit a solo home run in the top of the 2nd inning for the early lead. Landyn Schrader’s single was followed up by Ty Rix’s double that scored Schrader.
With the game tied at 2-2 going in to the top of the 6th, Schrader was walked followed by singles by Jace Cameron and Ty Rix that once again pushed Schrader across home for the go-ahead run. Kuester reentered the game on the mound and proceeded to load the bases in the bottom of the 6th with one out when a hard ground ball was fielded by Rix at shortstop. Rix tagged the runner going to third and touched second base to catch the force out at second to end the game.
From the mound, Kuester had seven strike outs while Gavin Longsdorf had seven more. Singles were hit by Schrader, Alex Stewart, Cameron and Rix. Rix also had a double while Kuester had the home run.
The Neligh 2 Jr. Pee Wee's defeated Battle Creek 3, 12-1. Myles Kittelson led Neligh with four RBI’s. Catcher Jacob Henery saved two runs with tag outs at home plate on throws from Myles Kittelson and Chase Furstenau.
Kittelson had a double and triple while Noah Schmidt, Furstenau, Bryson Gadeken all had doubles. Hitting singles for Neligh were Colson Krebs, Kegan Payne, Furstenau, Gadeken, Schmidt, Jacob Henery, Trysten Coover, Nathan Juarez and Cameran McKirdy.