SOUTH SIOUX CITY – Home Federal made their trip up to Northeast Nebraska worthwhile on Tuesday.
The bats were hot as the Grand Island seniors swept South Sioux City 18-12 and 11-1.
Home Federal were victors in a slugfest to start the day where there was 30 runs and 31 hits between the two teams. Shay Schanaman highlighted the contest by going a perfect 6-for-6 with 3 RBI including a two-run homer in the first inning. Ryan Krolikoski (2-for-3, 3 RBI) and Trey Randall (3-for-5, K) also had multiple base knocks.
South Sioux City’s Denton Porter (2-for-5, RBI, R, K), Graham Polsma (2-for-5, 2 R, K), Mason Hetrick (2-for-4, 2 RBI, BB, K) and Spencer Leiting (2-for-4, 2 R, RBI) all had two hits in the defeat.
Tyler Sextro got the win for Grand Island going 4 2/3 innings and allowing 11 runs on 12 hits while striking out two and walking three.
Grand Island’s offense continued firing on all cylinders in the second game to down South Sioux City in five innings. Schanaman built on his outstanding day by going 3-for-3 and driving in three more runs to finish the doubleheader a combined 9-for-9 with 6 RBI. Matt Lamb knocked in four runs on two hits and Randall went 2-for-3 in the victory.
Levi Davidson went 2-for-3 and homered in the top of the first for his team’s lone RBI and run of the game.
Will Nordhues pitched a complete game, allowing the one run on five hits while striking out four and walking one.
Home Federal hosts Columbus in a doubleheader on Wednesday with both contests being broadcast live on NCN channel 30.1 in the Grand Island Area and 48.1 in the Columbus Area. The games will also be streamed online at NCNSportsNow.com with coverage beginning at 4:45 PM.
GAME 1 (1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 – R/H/E)
HOME FEDERAL (16-6) 9 4 0 1 0 0 4 – 18/19/5
SOUTH SIOUX CITY 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 – 12/12/3
GAME 2 (1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 – R/H/E)
HOME FEDERAL (17-6) 3 1 0 3 4 X X – 11/10/1
SOUTH SIOUX CITY 1 0 0 0 0 X X – 1/5/1