First State Bank of Holdrege Finishes Off MNB

First State Bank of Holdrege Finishes Off MNB
Cade Kirwan steps in at the plate against McCook.
June 21st, 2022 | Jon Schilling

After a disappointing loss at Ogallala, First State Bank came back to Landmark Implement Field to face the McCook National Bank Seniors. It was a hard-fought game that saw both teams take the lead at certain times. In the end, Holdrege came out with a 14-6 win in five innings. First State Bank took an early 2-0 lead after one inning. McCook was able to answer back and score four runs in the second to jump ahead. Holdrege matched the scoring effort with four more runs to take a 6-4 lead into the third inning. After McCook tied it up once more, Holdrege took control with their second consecutive four-run inning in the third. They never looked back and were able to end the game early via the “8 run rule” in the bottom of the fifth.

Second baseman Matt Janssen led the way at the plate, going 3-4 with two RBIs and a game-high three runs scored. Outfielder Cade Kirwan also went 3-4 with two RBIs. Carlos NiƱo de Rivera pitched all five innings, allowing only three earned runs on five hits. He struck out six batters and walked five.

McCook National Bank was led by shortstop Brycen Gullion at the plate. He went 2-3 with a two-run homer in the second inning. Carter Larson and Coleton Lentz combined to strike out seven total batters and only give up three walks. McCook fell to 0-11 for the year.

Listen to the broadcast on our Sports Replay page.

First State Bank will host Norton, KS on Wednesday, June 22 with a chance to get to an even .500 after improving their record to 5-6. KUVR will begin the broadcast at 6:50 pm with first pitch scheduled at 7:00 pm.

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