Alliance scored two runs in the fifth inning on their way to a 5-3 win over the North Platte First National Bank Seniors Friday at Bill Wood Field.
“The biggest thing is that we shoot ourselves in the foot sometimes,” Seniors coach Ty Brockmoller said. “We committed five errors but I think only one or two of them resulted in them scoring. We just had a couple of mental lapses, which is frustrating, but that’s how it goes sometimes. I think if we can get over the mental hump we have, we can be really good. But we can’t get out of our own way.”
North Platte (2-8) took the lead in the first inning with Tyler Ferguson’s RBI single up the middle.
But in the third inning, Alliance scored three runs on pitcher Carter Johnson to take the lead.
An infield single by Johnson in the bottom half of the inning brought the First Nationals to within one run. Then in the fourth, they tied it when Miles Morrell reached on an error by shortstop Collin Schrawyer.
But in the fifth, Alliance took the lead again after first baseman Dolan Branch made a wild throw to third base and they added another with Carson Clarke’s two-out single to right field.
That was all Alliance needed as pitcher Peyton Pinedo held North Platte scoreless in the fifth and sixth, before giving way to Trevor DuBray, who got the save in the seventh.
Next, the Seniors will host McCook on Saturday.