Both of Columbus’ American Legion baseball teams had great pitching and defense last night in home wins over Lincoln Northeast.
Ryan Eickhoff tossed a complete-game, three-hitter for the Cornerstone Insurance Group Seniors in a 5-0 victory. He didn’t walk a batter and notched nine strikeouts. Connor Rausch and Wyatt Swanson each had two hits and a pair of RBI and Juri Rivera added two hits and scored twice. Columbus improved to 12-7.
The OneUnited Federal Credit Union Junior Blues won 7-1. Matt Krueger allowed one run over six innings and Carter Renteria pitched a scoreless seventh. Connor Williams went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs as the Junior Blues moved to 5-11.
Both teams host Grand Island tonight. It’s Fan Appreciation Night at Pawnee Park’s Legion Field. All fans receive free admission and popcorn and they’ll get free T-shirts, courtesy of Cornerstone Insurance Group.