Gering takes two from Scottsbluff

Gering jumped on Scottsbluff often and early in sweeping a doubleheader, 19-7 and 12-0, from the Bearcats Tuesday night at the SHS diamonds.

In the opener, Gering scored four runs in the first inning an five more in the second to jump out to a 9-3 lead. Only four of the nine runs were earned as Scottsbluff committed four of their seven errors in the game in the first two innings.

Isabel Wolf, the KNEB Taco John's Player-of-the-Game for Gering, had the big hit in the first inning, a two run single.

The Bearcats hung tough. They made it 4-2 in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run by Mikka Salazar. A three run third got them to within 9-6 after three innings.

Gering was able to break it open with a two run fifth an a seven run sixth. The Bulldogs and Bearcats both managed nine hits in the game, but Gering took advantage of nine walks and three hit batters along with the six Scottsbluff errors.

Mikayla Butler picked up her second win of the season for Gering, while Mikayla Fulk suffered the loss.

Fulk also took the loss in the nitecap after Gering got three first inning runs in route to the three inning win. Jessica Rogers clubbed a two-run homer in that first, her third of the season.

Gering scored seven runs in the second inning on just three hits. They sent 13 batters to the plate while benefiting from five bases on balls and three Scottsbluff errors.

Gering shortstop Ciera Booker earned KNEB Taco John's Player-of-the Game honors for the Bulldogs in game two. She had two hits, scored two runs and knocked two in support of winning pitcher Alexa Longoria.

Scottsbluff second baseman Leann Gonzales earned Player-of-the-Game honors for the Cats in game two. The game one winner was shortstop Barbara Calvert.

Gering takes a 3-2 record to Holdrege for tournament action Saturday, while the 0-4 Bearcats will look for their first win at a tournament in Boulder Friday and Saturday.

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