Gering wins Class B state baseball title
For the first time since 1982 Gering is the Class B State Legion baseball champion. They topped Omaha Roncalli 5-1 in the title game Wednesday night in Wahoo.
Gering scored single runs in the 1st and 4th innings. Roncalli tied the game with a run in the second before Platte Valley Companies regained the lead with the run in the fourth.
Doug Jones' crew broke things open with a three run top of the seventh. Pitcher Zach Smith was the big hero, clearing the bases with a two-out triple.
Seth Holtus and Walker Britsch led off the inning reaching base. Nate Marquez was then retired before Grant Rimington loaded the bases with a walk. After Danny O'Boyle was retired Smith delivered the big blow. Overall, Zach had four rbi for the game.
Smith also starred on the mound, scattering five hits in seven innings. He opened the state tournament with an 8-2 win over Gretna. Gering went 4-1 in Wahoo and 7-1 in the postseason. They outscored their state tournament foes 34-5.
Gering ends its season with a 30-20 record and its first state title in 30-years. They finished in the top four of the state tournament the past two seasons.
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