The North Platte First National Bank Seniors blasted Norfolk in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Bill Wood Field, taking both games by respective scores of 19-2 and 11-1.
"It's always good to get two conference wins because you need all the wins you can get," Seniors coach Rick Ostergard said.
To start the first game, North Platte scored four runs in each of the first two innings against Norfolk pitcher Michael Obermiller to take an 8-0 lead.
Then after giving up a pair of runs in the third inning, the First Nationals buried Norfolk in the fourth inning by scoring 10 more runs to put the game away.
Kade Folchert got the win for North Platte in the blowout.
"I thought we started well," said Ostergard. "We scored eight runs in the first two innings and Kade got dialed in on his pitches."
North Platte didn't get out of the gate as fast in the second game and Norfolk took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning by scoring on a double steal.
But the Nationals answered back in the bottom half of the inning. With one out in the side, Ben Sukraw drew a walk from Peyton Price to load the bases. The walk of Sukraw spelled the end for the starter, Price, and he was relieved by Trevor Stahlecker.
In the first at-bat against Stahlecker, Folchert scored the first run with a sacrifice bunt to the first base side of the infield. Jared Webster then gave North Platte the lead with a two-run single into left field.
In the next inning, the First Nationals got going again. Drew Beyer got on base to lead off the bottom of the fourth after he was beaned by Stahlecker and then Luke Volz brought him home with a triple to right-center.
Later in the fourth, Jack Kenny brought in another run on a sacrifice to make it 5-1.
In the bottom of the fifth, North Platte scored six runs to put the 10-run rule into effect and end its day early.
Jamie McKain got the win on the mound for the First Nationals as he pitched all five innings.
"In the second game, we were kind of flat," Ostergard said. "Then we put up three in the third and that got us going. Jamie's been off for a week and he kind of struggled out there."