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The Hastings Redbirds 11-and-under baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Kearney Titans to move their season record to 11-3. The Redbirds won the opener 11-5 after breaking the game open with six runs in the final inning. Connor Creech had a double and a single, while Mason Brumbaugh had two singles. Gabe Conant was the winning pitcher with Mike Boeve earning the save.
Hastings overcame a 10-5 deficit in the nightcap to earn a 22-10 win. Boeve, Brumbaugh, Leif Spady and Jacob Schroeder had three hits each. Jake Shaw, the third of six Redbird pitchers, got credit for the win.
The Hastings Redbirds 11-and-under baseball team split two home doubleheaders to move their season record to 13-5. The Redbirds split with the Kearney Titans Saturday, winning the opener 5-1 before falling 9-5 in the nightcap. Jacob Shaw earned his third win and Gabe Conant his fourth save in the win. Jacob Schroeder had two hits to lead the offense.
Mason Brumbaugh had two hits in the second game loss, as the Redbirds committed six errors.In a battle of teams rated in the top five of Nebraska 11AAA, Leif Spady and Mike Boeve combined on a one-hit shutout against the Bellevue Bruins. The 4-0 decision was Spady’s fourth win and Boeve’s third save. Connor Creech and Shaw had two hits apiece.
Bellevue came back to win the second game 13-8.
The Hastings Redbirds 11-and-under baseball team won a pair of games Tuesday night to move to 15-5 as they reach the midway point of their season. The Redbirds scored a run with two out in the bottom of the final inning to defeat the Grand Island Dirty Dozen 3-2. Jacob Shaw was hit by a pitch and later scored the gamewinner on Gabe Conant’s single. Mike Boeve worked three innings of no-hit relief to earn the win. JT Cafferty had a double and threw out three runners attempting to steal.
Hastings defeated the Grand Island Heat 15-7 in the nightcap, overcoming an early 7-3 deficit. Boeve, Mason Brumbaugh and Jacob Schroeder had two hits apiece. Cafferty, the second of three Redbird pitchers, earned the win.
'Birds Go 3-2 in Columbus
The Hastings Redbirds 11-and-under baseball team went 3-2 over the weekend to win the consolation championship of the annual Columbus Mariners Tournament.
The Redbirds opened pool play with an 11-3 win over the Millard Blue Bombers. Malachi Mackay picked up the win and Gabe Conant earned the save. Connor Creech had a double and two singles, while Mason Brumbaugh, Mike Boeve and Jacob Schroeder had two hits apiece.
The Redbirds fell to the Kingswood Heat 11-4. Leif Spady had a double and a single to lead Hastings.
The host Mariners handed Hastings a 9-2 loss in the final pool play contest. Spady again led the offense with a triple and a single.
The Redbirds downed the Nebraska Diamond Dawgs 9-1 in the consolation semifinals. Boeve earned the win on the mound and had two doubles. Conant picked up his second save of the tournament and had two singles. Jarrett Synek added two singles.
The Redbirds rallied for eight runs in the top of the final inning to defeat the Grand Island Riverdogs 12-7 in the consolation championship. Tristan Richman had three hits, with Brumbaugh, Boeve and JT Cafferty adding two each. Spady, the third of four Redbird pitchers, got credit for the win with Boeve picking up the save.
Redbirds Compete in Tagge Rutherford Tournament
The Hastings Redbirds 11-and-under baseball team went 2-1 in the Tagge Rutherford Global Qualifier in Omaha.
The Redbirds defeated the Lincoln Rebels 7-2 in their opener. Jacob Shaw was the winning pitcher and Gabe Conant earned the save. Mike Boeve and Leif Spady both doubled.
Spady and Connor Creech combined to shut out the Marick Gators 11-0, with Spady picking up the win and Creech getting credit for the save. Boeve had a double and two singles, Jarrett Synek doubled twice, and JT Cafferty had two singles.
Hastings committed 10 errors in a 12-4 loss to Omaha Suburban Stampede. Mason Brumbaugh had two hits.
Redbirds Go 4-0 in Battle of the Borders
The Hastings Redbirds 11-and-under baseball team opened the 2013 season by going undefeated in four games at the 7th Annual Battle of the Borders.
Nebraska’s top four teams from last season in each age and classification face their counterparts from Iowa in the event held in Council Bluffs April 6 and 7.
The Redbirds defeated the Iowa Cobras 15-4 on Saturday. Mason Brumbaugh, the second of four Hastings pitchers, worked two shutout innings for the win. Gabe Conant led the offense with a double and a single, while JT Cafferty, Austin Nauert, and Malachi Mackay had two hits apiece.
Leif Spady and Mackay combined to shutout the Rough Riders 12-0, with Spady earning the win. Jarrett Synek and Nauert each had two hits.
Three Redbird pitchers combined to hold the Iowa Storm to two hits in Sunday’s 14-2 win, with Connor Creech getting credit for the win. Creech had a triple and single at the plate, while Jacob Shaw had a double and a single.
Hastings scored seven runs in the third to erase a 4-1 deficit in an 8-5 win over the Cedar Rapids Reds. Mike Boeve, the third Redbird pitcher, earned the win.
The Redbirds, who finished 4th in the country and 1st in the state in USSSA power ratings last year as 10-year-olds, return to action April 19 against the Riverdogs in Grand Island.