NEK League Legion Roundup --- July 11th

League showdowns last night in the Northeast Kansas league with multiple teams slated to have played in action. Seneca and Frankfort had a one game showdown, while Atchison and Doniphan County played a twinbill in Wathena. The Royal Valley at Holton double-header was cancelled, as Holton didn't have a field to play the games on. Holton thus picked up a rescheduled non-league double-header with Valley Falls last night.

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Seneca Notches Their 11th League Win with Five Inning 13-0 Win Over Frankfort

Seneca earns a 13-0 five inning win over Frankfort last night with Cody Heiman and Eric Heurter combining to throw the shutout win.

Seneca is 19-5, while Frankfort fell to 6-16 on the year. Seneca will next play host to Royal Valley in a league showdown tomorrow night at 7:30pm. While, Frankfort will play next on Sunday as they play host to Doniphan County at 4:00pm.

Atchison and Doniphan County Split Twinbill in Wathena

Atchison and Doniphan County split a league double-header in Wathena last night. As Atchison took game one 13-0 in five innings, while Doniphan County won took the nightcap with a walk-off win in game two 7-6.

Atchison really provided the only offense in game one out hitting Doniphan County 10-2 in the game and breaking open the score with a big seven run third inning that was lead off with three consecutive walks, followed by five straight singles. Atchison then scored two more in the fourth and four in the fifth to win it, 13-0. Doniphan County didn’t get their first hit against Atchison and Austin Gibson (5 IP 2 hits and 9 K’s) until the fourth inning when Sawyer Adkins and Derek Nold each tallied the lone to hits for Doniphan County in the game. For Atchison they were lead by Gibson, Thad Hawk and Geoffery Vaughn offensively in game one as they each had two hits. Gibson earned the McDonald’s "Player of the Game" honors with his two-hit pitching performance and 2-3 offense night with three run scored and a walk.

Game two was a totally different story as it was a back and forth game, with teams trading leads, but ultimately Doniphan County would be up at the end when it counted, winning in walk off fashion 7-6. Doniphan County took the early lead off a walk and double and an error in the first to score two. Atchison answered with one in the third, when Doniphan County would score one in the bottom of the third, too. Then it was another big inning on the night for Atchison has they scored five runs in the fourth behind a pair of walks and a three run home run by Derek Beveal. Doniphan County down 6-3 going into the bottom of the fifth with their final three outs, scored a pair of runs to get within two runs with two outs and runners at third and second. Then the walk-off would come, in an unconventional way, off a passed ball that caromed out of play only one run to score from third and the other to score via a ground rule ruling, for the 7-6 Doniphan County win. Derek Nold had a 1-3 game with two RBI and run scored; Sawyer Adkins went 1-2 with double and walk. For Atchison Beveal finished the game 2-3 with double, three run home run, three RBI, two runs scored and walk in the loss Thad Hawk had two hits also.

Atchison is now 14-10 , while Doniphan County is 11-17 on the season. Atchison will head home to play again tomorrow night at 7:30pm against Holton. Doniphan County their season with another home contest on Saturday in a non-league showdown with Auburn at 4:00pm.

Holton Splits Non-League Double-Header with Valley Falls

After having to cancel their scheduled double-header with Royal Valley last night due to not having a field to play Holton meet up with Valley Falls on the baseball diamond for a non-league double-header.

The first game proved to be a high scoring affair with Holton notching the 13-10 win, while game two went to Valley Falls by a score of 6-4.

Holton is now 7-17 on the season with the split double-header and will next be in action tomorrow night at 7:30pm when they travel to play Atchison.

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