Grand Island Run-Rules Norfolk 14-4

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Legion baseball team had scored 45 runs and racked up 39 hits in their last three games.

They were able to manage only half of that same output on Tuesday.

Despite out-hitting Grand Island 11-9, Norfolk fell to Post 53 14-4 after five innings.

Post 16 stranded 10 base-runners, leaving the bases loaded three times.

Grand Island, meanwhile, had no trouble taking advantage of their opportunities. Post 53 batted around the order in both the 2nd and 4th innings.

Will Nordhues drove in three runs, while Casey Burnham and Ryan Krolikowski each drove in a pair of runs.

GI improved to 11-3 on the year, while dropping Norfolk to 3-9.

Grand Island bats remained hot in the second contest as the seniors cruised to a 17-5 victory in five innings. Home Federal outhit Nucor/Elkhorn Valley Bank 18-6 in the contest.

Ryan Krolikowski led GI by going 5-for-5, including two doubles, and driving in five runs. Schanaman also had a big game at the plate. The Husker commit went 3-for-3 in the second game and had 4 RBI. Schanaman’s night was highlighted by a three-run shot in the top of the fifth. Casey Burham (3-for-5) and Trey Randall (2-for-4, RBI) also had multiple hits in the game, while Matt Lamb drove in three (1-for-2, 3 RBI).

Will Nordhues went 3 2/3 innings for Home Federal, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out two while walking three. Krolikowski pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief.

TJ Price (2-for-3) and Brandon Ellenwood (2-for-2, RBI) each had two hits for Norfolk in the defeat.

Home Federal hosts St. Paul on on Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

GAME 1

BOX SCORE

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
NORFOLK – 2 0 1 1 0 – 4 11 4
GRAND ISLAND – 0 6 1 7 X – 14 9 2

NORFOLK

T.J. Price – 3-4
Parker Hansen – 1-4, 2 R, 1 SB
Dylan Rodgers – 3-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Brandon Ellenwood – 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Carter Faltys – 0-1, 1 BB
Nolan Strand – 1-3, 1 RBI
Devon Demoss – 0-2, 1 SAC, 1 RBI
Joe Guenther – 1-2, 1 BB
Ryland Bates – 0-3

Austin Papstein (L) – 3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 13 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Andrew Fleecs – 1/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

GRAND ISLAND

Casey Burnham – 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Shay Schanaman – 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Matthew Lamb – 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI
Ryan Krolikowski – 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI
Trey Randall – 0-2, 1 BB
Gerard Dunning – 1-1, 1 R
Vann Stevenson – 2-2, 1 BB, 2 R
Will Nordhues – 1-2, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Tyler Sextro – 0-0, 2 BB, 1 SAC, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB
Gage Rose – 2-2, 3 R, 1 RBI
Alexis Ortega – 0-0, 1 R

Bryce Williams (W) – 5 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

GAME 2

GI HOME FEDERAL (12-3) 3 4 2 5 3 X X – 17/18/1

NORFOLK 0 0 2 1 2 X X – 5/6/0

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