Gering B&C Steel juniors gain more success this week
     2014-07-03      By Philip Eckerberg   
Photo by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen - Gering B&C Steel junior Austin Abbott is ready to bat as he anticipates the pitch on June 25 at home against Alliance. Gering came out victorious with a 13-5 win. 
The Gering B&C Steel Juniors notched more wins this week starting with a 13-5 rout of Alliance at home on Wednesday.

The Juniors started off with a 2-run lead in the first inning and never fell behind. Dalton Scott took the honor of being the first runner across the plate after Trace Fulk grounded out. Austin Hoffman made the second score by stealing home.

Alliance picked up one run in the 2nd but Gering had 4 more runs come in by Mike Gutherless, Dylan Radzymski, Christian Rogers and Chris Palomo. Alliance added two more runs in the 3rd but Gering waited until the 4th to answer and seal the deal with 4 more runs by Scott, Hoffman, Palomo, and Cody Snelling.

Alliance added one more run in the 5th and Gering answered as Palomo doubled and batted in Scott. Gering scored again in the 6th when Austin Abbott scored after tagging up on a fly ball by Radzymski. Top of the 7th Gering faced bases loaded; however, this was brought to a quick end as Gutherless caught a line drive then runners were thrown out at second and first after they failed to tag up for an impressive and rare triple play to end the inning and game.

Rogers earned the win on the mound and was assisted by Fulk. Rogers pitched 5 innings getting 3 strikeouts, while giving up 5 hits and 6 walks. Fulk pitched 2 innings earning 2 strikeouts and giving up 3 hits. Gering batters had 10 hits with Radzymski and Scott getting 2 each, while Abbott, Snelling, Palomo, Rogers, Brendon Brester, and Gutherless hitting 1.

On Thursday B&C Steel fell to the Chadron Nationals 6-5. Chadron took control of the game with two runs in the 1st inning and 1 in the 2nd. Gering responded with one run in the 2nd when Brester grounded out but allowed Abbott to score from third base. Chadron picked up a run in the 3rd and Gering began to pound out one run per inning with Rogers stealing home in the 3rd, Abbott stealing home in the 4th, Scott being batted in by Hoffman in the 5th, and Abbott scoring in the 6th to take a brief 5-4 lead. Chadron crossed the plate twice in the 7th and Gering was not able to score again.

Brester took the loss on the mound. Despite his 6 strikeouts, he gave up 11 hits and 3 walks. Offensively Abbott led the way with 2 hits, Brester, Hoffman, and Radzymski each had 1 hit.

On Friday Gering hit the road for a tournament in Chadron. Gering opened the tournament with an 8-0 shutout of Rapid City. Gering waited until the 3rd inning to strike the first blows of the game with 3 runners getting home. Rogers batted in Radzymski, Hoffman batted in Rogers, and Palomo sent Hoffman home.

In the 4th inning Gutherless stole home. In the 5th and final inning Scott scored on an error, Fulk singled and batted in Palomo, Abbott singled allowing Skylar Mueller to score, and then Abbot took the plate on a wild pitch to finish with an 8-0 win.

Palomo earned the win on the hill with an outstanding 10 strikeouts while only giving up 4 hits and 2 walks. Palomo led the way at the plate too with 2 hits, earning one hit each was Abbott, Scott, Rogers, Hoffman, Fulk and Radzymski.

The second game on Friday at Chadron saw Gering take on Bennett County of South Dakota for a 12-3 win. Gering was slow to start and allowed Bennett to score one run in the 2nd and 4th inning before Gering finally got players across the plate. Snelling doubled and Rogers and Hoffman were able to make it home. Brester doubled and sent Snelling home.

The Gering offense exploded in the 6th inning, scoring 7 runs including Luciano Montanez, Scott, Rogers, Palomo, Hoffman, Snelling and Brester to give Gering a 10-3 advantage. Bennett County scored one more run in the 6th. Gering added two insurance runs in the 7th with runs by Scott and Rogers. Bennet County did not score in the 7th and Gering won.

Scott got the win on the mound playing 6.1 innings with Montanez finishing the game. Scott had 5 strikeouts and allowed 5 hits and 3 walks. Motanez had 1 strikeout and 1 hit. Brester led the offense with 4 hits, Rogers had 3, Snelling, Palomo, and Scott had 2, and Mueller, Radzymski, Montanez, and Riley Grote had 1 each.

On Sunday The Gering B&C Steel faced Alliance. Alliance started out with the advantage with 3 runs in the top of the 1st and 1 in the top of the 2nd to take a 4-0 lead. Gering scored their first run in the bottom of the 2nd when Rogers reached on fielder’s choice and Brester scored. Alliance added another run in the 3rd and so did Gering when Brester doubled on a fly to center and Abbott crossed the plate.

The scored remained 5-2 until the 6th inning when Alliance scored 1 run. Gering cut the deficit by 2 when Hoffman batted in Radzymski and Palomo sent Hoffman home. Alliance did not score in the 7th but still enjoyed a 2 run lead as the bottom of the 7th opened. Gering got the critical 3 runs needed to win when Scott earned 2 RBI’s on a single sending Montanez and Radzymski over the plate. A walk of Hoffman loaded the bases and then Palomo walked sending Rogers home for the 7-6 win.

The winning pitcher was Trace Fulk with 4 strikeouts, giving up 7 hits and 2 walks. At bat Gering made 10 runs with Abbott leading the way at 2, scoring 1 run a piece was Palomo, Scott, Rogers, Brester, Hoffman, Fulk, Radzymski and Gutherless.

The final game on Sunday saw Gering losing to Chadron 7-6. Gering took an early lead when Palomo doubled on a left field fly and batted in Scott and Hoffman. Chadron scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st to tie the game. There was no score in the 2nd but in the 3rd Gering added 1 run when Fulk doubled and sent Palomo home. Gering enjoyed a 3-2 lead until the 5th when Chadron scored 4 runs.

Gering tied the game at 6 in the top of the 6th with runs by Montanez, Gutherless and Rogers. Chadron got one more run in the 6th to take the lead. Gering was unable to score in the top of the 7th and Chadron won the game 7-6.

Brester took the loss on the mound with 3 strikeouts, 4 hits and 3 walks. B and C Steel had 9 hits with 2 by Palomo, Scott and Fulk and 1 hit by Abbott, Brester and Hoffman.

As of Sunday the Gering Juniors have a season record of 18-12 and will face the Twin City Express on Tuesday at Cleveland Field in Scottsbluff at 5 p.m. Gering plays home games against Guernsey on Wednesday and Sidney on Thursday and will travel to Ogallala on Saturday.
Photo by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen
Gering B&C Steel junior Austin Abbott is ready to bat as he anticipates the pitch on June 25 at home against Alliance. Gering came out victorious with a 13-5 win.
Gering B&C Steel juniors gain more success this week
By Philip Eckerberg
Special to the Citizen
The Gering B&C Steel Juniors notched more wins this week starting with a 13-5 rout of Alliance at home on Wednesday.

The Juniors started off with a 2-run lead in the first inning and never fell behind. Dalton Scott took the honor of being the first runner across the plate after Trace Fulk grounded out. Austin Hoffman made the second score by stealing home.

Alliance picked up one run in the 2nd but Gering had 4 more runs come in by Mike Gutherless, Dylan Radzymski, Christian Rogers and Chris Palomo. Alliance added two more runs in the 3rd but Gering waited until the 4th to answer and seal the deal with 4 more runs by Scott, Hoffman, Palomo, and Cody Snelling.

Alliance added one more run in the 5th and Gering answered as Palomo doubled and batted in Scott. Gering scored again in the 6th when Austin Abbott scored after tagging up on a fly ball by Radzymski. Top of the 7th Gering faced bases loaded; however, this was brought to a quick end as Gutherless caught a line drive then runners were thrown out at second and first after they failed to tag up for an impressive and rare triple play to end the inning and game.

Rogers earned the win on the mound and was assisted by Fulk. Rogers pitched 5 innings getting 3 strikeouts, while giving up 5 hits and 6 walks. Fulk pitched 2 innings earning 2 strikeouts and giving up 3 hits. Gering batters had 10 hits with Radzymski and Scott getting 2 each, while Abbott, Snelling, Palomo, Rogers, Brendon Brester, and Gutherless hitting 1.

On Thursday B&C Steel fell to the Chadron Nationals 6-5. Chadron took control of the game with two runs in the 1st inning and 1 in the 2nd. Gering responded with one run in the 2nd when Brester grounded out but allowed Abbott to score from third base. Chadron picked up a run in the 3rd and Gering began to pound out one run per inning with Rogers stealing home in the 3rd, Abbott stealing home in the 4th, Scott being batted in by Hoffman in the 5th, and Abbott scoring in the 6th to take a brief 5-4 lead. Chadron crossed the plate twice in the 7th and Gering was not able to score again.

Brester took the loss on the mound. Despite his 6 strikeouts, he gave up 11 hits and 3 walks. Offensively Abbott led the way with 2 hits, Brester, Hoffman, and Radzymski each had 1 hit.

On Friday Gering hit the road for a tournament in Chadron. Gering opened the tournament with an 8-0 shutout of Rapid City. Gering waited until the 3rd inning to strike the first blows of the game with 3 runners getting home. Rogers batted in Radzymski, Hoffman batted in Rogers, and Palomo sent Hoffman home.

In the 4th inning Gutherless stole home. In the 5th and final inning Scott scored on an error, Fulk singled and batted in Palomo, Abbott singled allowing Skylar Mueller to score, and then Abbot took the plate on a wild pitch to finish with an 8-0 win.

Palomo earned the win on the hill with an outstanding 10 strikeouts while only giving up 4 hits and 2 walks. Palomo led the way at the plate too with 2 hits, earning one hit each was Abbott, Scott, Rogers, Hoffman, Fulk and Radzymski.

The second game on Friday at Chadron saw Gering take on Bennett County of South Dakota for a 12-3 win. Gering was slow to start and allowed Bennett to score one run in the 2nd and 4th inning before Gering finally got players across the plate. Snelling doubled and Rogers and Hoffman were able to make it home. Brester doubled and sent Snelling home.

The Gering offense exploded in the 6th inning, scoring 7 runs including Luciano Montanez, Scott, Rogers, Palomo, Hoffman, Snelling and Brester to give Gering a 10-3 advantage. Bennett County scored one more run in the 6th. Gering added two insurance runs in the 7th with runs by Scott and Rogers. Bennet County did not score in the 7th and Gering won.

Scott got the win on the mound playing 6.1 innings with Montanez finishing the game. Scott had 5 strikeouts and allowed 5 hits and 3 walks. Motanez had 1 strikeout and 1 hit. Brester led the offense with 4 hits, Rogers had 3, Snelling, Palomo, and Scott had 2, and Mueller, Radzymski, Montanez, and Riley Grote had 1 each.

On Sunday The Gering B&C Steel faced Alliance. Alliance started out with the advantage with 3 runs in the top of the 1st and 1 in the top of the 2nd to take a 4-0 lead. Gering scored their first run in the bottom of the 2nd when Rogers reached on fielder’s choice and Brester scored. Alliance added another run in the 3rd and so did Gering when Brester doubled on a fly to center and Abbott crossed the plate.

The scored remained 5-2 until the 6th inning when Alliance scored 1 run. Gering cut the deficit by 2 when Hoffman batted in Radzymski and Palomo sent Hoffman home. Alliance did not score in the 7th but still enjoyed a 2 run lead as the bottom of the 7th opened. Gering got the critical 3 runs needed to win when Scott earned 2 RBI’s on a single sending Montanez and Radzymski over the plate. A walk of Hoffman loaded the bases and then Palomo walked sending Rogers home for the 7-6 win.

The winning pitcher was Trace Fulk with 4 strikeouts, giving up 7 hits and 2 walks. At bat Gering made 10 runs with Abbott leading the way at 2, scoring 1 run a piece was Palomo, Scott, Rogers, Brester, Hoffman, Fulk, Radzymski and Gutherless.

The final game on Sunday saw Gering losing to Chadron 7-6. Gering took an early lead when Palomo doubled on a left field fly and batted in Scott and Hoffman. Chadron scored two runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st to tie the game. There was no score in the 2nd but in the 3rd Gering added 1 run when Fulk doubled and sent Palomo home. Gering enjoyed a 3-2 lead until the 5th when Chadron scored 4 runs.

Gering tied the game at 6 in the top of the 6th with runs by Montanez, Gutherless and Rogers. Chadron got one more run in the 6th to take the lead. Gering was unable to score in the top of the 7th and Chadron won the game 7-6.

Brester took the loss on the mound with 3 strikeouts, 4 hits and 3 walks. B and C Steel had 9 hits with 2 by Palomo, Scott and Fulk and 1 hit by Abbott, Brester and Hoffman.

As of Sunday the Gering Juniors have a season record of 18-12 and will face the Twin City Express on Tuesday at Cleveland Field in Scottsbluff at 5 p.m. Gering plays home games against Guernsey on Wednesday and Sidney on Thursday and will travel to Ogallala on Saturday.


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