The First State Bank American Legion Seniors baseball team advanced to the winner’s bracket final of the American Division Playoffs at Jurgensen Park last night, with a 3-2 eight inning win against Five Points Bank of Hastings.
Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, First State got a sacrifice fly off the bat of Dawson Glause to score pinch runner Connor Richmond to tie the score at 2. In the bottom of the eighth, Austin Callahan hit a deep fly ball to center field that Hastings’ Austin Valentine lost in the lights, putting Callahan on second base.
Pitcher Dillon Dix came to the plate and laid down a bunt that pitcher Josh Brooks threw away, allowing Callahan to score the winning run from second base. Dix talked about the play:
Dix was also the winning pitcher in the game, throwing all eight innings:
Head Coach Jeff Hayden was happy with the effort:
The FSB Seniors will play Lincoln North Star in the winner’s bracket final tonight at 7:00PM at Creighton Prep’s Jurgensen Park. The game will be broadcast on Big Dog 98.9 FM and 1340 AM.