Hickman Seniors looking to return to State Tourney

By The Voice News - July 20, 2017

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HICKMAN – The Hickman American Legion Post 105 Seniors won their final game of the Legion regular season 6-0 against Falls City on July 14.

 

The Seniors, who failed to make the 2016 Class B American Legion State Tournament after winning the state title the previous three years, finished with an 8-10 regular-season record.

 

 Post 105 will compete in the Area 1 District Tournament in Auburn on July 21-26.

Other teams in the A-1 District include Beatrice, Nebraska City, Falls City and Fairbury. The Titans have faced all the teams in the district, including a recent win over Falls City.

 

Hickman Seniors 6, Falls City 0

Post 105 recorded its first hit of the game in the third inning, eventually leading to its first run.

 

Cade Kohout hit a line drive to center field before a pitch hit by Sayre Burnley. An RBI single to left field by Maison Burnley scored Kohout from second.

 

Post 105 added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

 

Garrison Gustin reached first base with a single to left field before a pitch hit the next batter. Post 105 loaded the bases with a walk from Tommy Sullivan.

 

The fourth batter of the inning for Post 105, Ethan Krueger, hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Gustin from third.

 

Post 105, again, loaded the bases after Gavin Dowding singled on a ground ball to third base.

 

A wild pitch by the Falls City pitcher allowed the runner from third base to score, giving Post 105 a 3-0 lead.

 

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Maison Burnley hit a lead-off home run to left field.

 With two outs and runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth inning, Sayre Burnley hit a fly ball to right field.

 

An error by the Falls City left fielder allowed both runners to score, giving Post 105 a commanding 6-0 lead.

 

 Post 105 starting pitcher Garrison Gustin pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits and one walk on 78 pitches, while striking out three.

 

 

 

 

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