Class B No. 2 Hastings holds off Bison rally

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Junior catcher Graci Nelson catches a pop fly behind home plate to retire this Hastings Tiger batter (left) during McCook's varsity softball game at the Jaycees Complex Thuesday evening.
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McCOOK, Neb. McCook's tying run was in the on-deck circle when Class B No. 2 Hastings finally finished a 5-2 varsity softball victory Tuesday evening at McCook's Jaycees Complex.

The Bison (7-11 record) rallied from 5-0 down after sophomore Abbie Johnson worked a walk from pitcher Faith Molina.

Hastings (14-1) promptly called on a new hurler and junior Graci Nelson promptly ripped that next offering into left field.

Jada Berry singled home one run before Emma Kehler's sizzling double to the left-field fence brought McCook within 5-2 through five innings.

However, the Tigers thew a 1-2-3 sixth frame. Nelson reached on a two-out throwing error during the seventh only to see Hastings retired that last Bison batter.

Kehler pitched a complete game where she worked around 10 Tiger hits. She only walked one batter in seven innings and struck out.

McCook's scheduled play a makeup game at Kearney Catholic Thursday night. Watch for more details in the Thursday McCook Gazette.

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