Gering Legion juniors, seniors sweep Chadron in season opener
     2015-05-28      By Philip Eckerberg   
Photo by Anthony Brathwaite/Gering Citizen - Gering B&C Steel’s Dylan Radzymski slides home during Tuesday’s contest against Chadron. 
The Gering Legion baseball teams opened the season on Tuesday with a sweep of wins over the Chadron team. The seniors won 13-3 and the juniors won 10-8.

The Gering Platte Valley Companies (PVC) Senior team performed well at the plate with a total of 15 hits. Brent Barge and Brenden Brester led the way with 3 hits each. Logging 2 hits each were Nic Bibb and Chris Palomo. One hit players were Quentin Timblin, Trace Fulk, Austin Reynolds, Esai Hernandez, and Dalton Scott.

Scott scored 3 runs. Timblin, Brester, and Barge scored 2 runs. Reynolds, Hernandez, Palomo, and Bibb scored 1 run.

Barge got the win on the mound pitching 6 innings. Barge gave up 7 hits, made 3 strikeouts, and gave up three runs. The seniors racked eight runs in the first three innings. They made two more in the fourth to seal the deal.

Platte Valley Companies head coach Rick Kinaman said “I feel pretty good, we got a complete game, we had a pitcher that went through 80 pitches, we had a lot of good contact at the plate, we played good enough defense and ran the bases aggressively not always smart but aggressively.”

The Gering B & C Steel Junior team had a slug fest with Gering scoring 10 runs. Hits were made by Dalton Scott and Dylan Radzymski with 2 each. Austin Abbott and Chris Palomo had 1 hit apiece. Runs were scored with 3 by Scott. Abbott, Palomo, and Nick Watkins had 2 runs each. Radzymski had 1 run.

Palomo got the pitching win with 4.2 innings. Mike Gutherless finished the game with 2.1 innings. Palomo had 6 strikeouts but gave up 4 hits, 5 runs, and 7 walks. Gutherless had 2 strikeouts while giving up 2 hits, 3 runs, and 1 walk.

There were five lead changes going into the fourth inning but the juniors pulled out in the fourth off of a two run double by Palomo. Gering kept the lead in the fifth with three runs to Chadron’s two. Chadron scored three in the seventh but it was not enough and Gering got the 10-8 win.

B & C Steel assistant coach Grant Rimington said “we played well for our first game out but we definitely have room to improve. Overall it was a good starting point for our guys they played hard all the way through the game they played together. They did their jobs.”
The teams will be on the road on Wednesday and Thursday with a home game on Friday. Check here next week for more of the action.

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