Photo by James Parrish
Jack Kenny throws a pitch against the Buckley Bombers.
The pitching of Jack Kenny was key for the North Platte First National Bank Seniors on Tuesday night in their 3-2 win over the Buckley Bombers at Bill Wood Field.
"We didn't hit the ball well but we hit well enough to win, I guess," said Seniors coach Logan Collins, who filled in for Rick Ostergard who was at the Cornhusker League All-Star Game in Grand Island.
The Buckley Bombers, a team from the Chappell-Holyoke, Colo. area, took the early lead in the third inning after Chase Dunker's two-run single.
But in the bottom of the third, North Platte (22-20) answered back. With one out, Kenny hit a single up the middle to score the first game for the First Nationals.
Taylor Williams then followed by grounding one into left field to tie the game at two runs apiece.
North Platte took the lead in the fifth when Kenny, who reached base on an error, made it to third base. Kenny then came home on a wild pitch by Buckley pitcher Deyton Klein and the First Nationals had the lead.
The Nationals didn't score again after that but they didn't need to. Kenny threw scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh to get the complete game victory.
"Jack pitched great," Collins said. "He threw a lot of strikes and he only had one walk. He spotted his pitches well."