The North Platte First National Bank Seniors got another low-scoring victory on Thursday beating Ogallala 4-1 at Bill Wood Field to open the four-day Kwik Stop Tournament.
But the only thing Seniors coach Rick Ostergard was pleased about was the outcome.
"A win is a win," he said. "That's all I have to say."
Ogallala opened the scoring in the first inning on Zach Blackwell's RBI double to left field but the First Nationals (10-7) answered back to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game after Kade Folchert singled to right.
The game remained at 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth inning. Jordan Enderle gave North Platte the lead with a one-out single. Then Folchert brought in another run when he reached on a drop fly ball by rightfielder Evan Folk.
Ben Sukraw then scored what was the last run of the game with a sacrifice fly to center.
Ostergard said that his team did a good job of putting the ball in play in the fifth inning against Ogallala pitcher Cody Corfield but it didn't do enough of that throughout the game.
"I am kind of disappointed in how we hit the ball," said Ostergard. "Corfield throws a lot of strikes and we didn't do a good enough job of squaring up against him with our barrels."
First Nationals pitcher Jared Webster threw his fifth consecutive scoreless inning in the sixth inning and in the seventh, he turned it over to Jamie McKain, who retired Ogallala in order to preserve the win.
Webster didn't throw his best but his fastball was effective enough to beat Ogallala, said Ostergard.
"Webby kind of struggled," Ostergard said. "He didn't have his offspeed working but he located his fastball and that saved him."
On Friday night, North Platte will play Laramie, Wyo. in day two of the eight-team Kwik Stop Tourney.