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Nevada bats rock Fort Scott, 15-3

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Fort Scott's Luke Brown (25) beats the throw to Nevada second baseman Easton Mitchell during the second inning of a game at Ty Cullor Field in Fort Scott Friday afternoon. Brown was stranded there, one of seven runners Fort Scott left on base as Nevada prevailed 15-3.
(Kenny Felt/Special to the Tribune)
FORT SCOTT -- The worst weather stayed away from Ty Cullor Field so that Nevada and Fort Scott could play their second game of the season against each other here Friday afternoon.

A storm arrived in the fourth inning, made up of Nevada's bats and baserunners. The visitors scored 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings and went on to take a 15-3 contest in five innings.

Nevada has won nine of its last 10 games and stands at 14-5 on the season. Fort Scott, playing its fifth game in four days, fell to 6-8.

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Nevada's Bubba Banes throws a pitch during the top of the second inning of a game at Fort Scott's Ty Cullor Field Friday afternoon. Banes walked 6 batters but allowed just one earned run on 2 hits as Nevada defeated Fort Scott 15-3.
(Kenny Felt/Special to the Tribune)
The game was scoreless for the first two innings before each team posted 2 runs in the third. Nevada's were both unearned. Grant Wolfe singled up the middle with one out and Lane Ketterman reached on an error. Cole Sanderson drove them both home with a double.

Benjamin Labbe led off the bottom of the inning for Fort Scott and reached on an error. Jake Durossette walked with one out and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Brent Parsons singled to right field to score Labbe. Two batters later, Mason Knopp hit a ground ball up the middle that Nevada shortstop Wolfe picked up. He went to step on second but Luke Brown, on via a walk, beat him to the base, which also allowed Durossette to score.

Nevada needed only 4 hits to score its fourth-inning runs off Ryan Pickert, who took the mound at the start of the inning. Nevada pitcher Bubba Banes helped his own cause by driving in Cory Kerbs, who led off with a walk, with a double. Brady Denney walked, Brent Norton reached on an error and Wolfe's bases-loaded walk brought Barnes in with what held up as the winning run. Eleven batters went up to the plate in that inning.

Fort Scott scored its last run in the bottom of the fourth as Wyatt Rheel came in on Brent Parsons' sacrifice fly.

Another 10 batters went to the plate in Nevada's half of the fifth, scoring 5 runs on 4 hits and an error.

There were 9 errors committed in the game, 6 by Fort Scott.

Barnes went the distance for Nevada, allowing one earned run on 2 hits and 6 walks. Durossette and Parsons had Fort Scott's hits.

Banes was 3 for 4 at the plate to help his own cause. Sanderson went 2 for 4 and drove in 4 runs. Wolfe, Kerbs and Lane Ketterman each scored 3 runs.

Nevada hosts McDonald County Tuesday at Lyons Stadium. Fort Scott will be in Columbus, Kan., Thursday for a Southeast Kansas League doubleheader.


Nevada...... 002 85x x -- 15 10 3

Fort Scott...... 002 10x x -- 3 2 6

WP -- Banes. LP -- Pickert (2-2).

HR -- None.



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