The North Platte 80s couldn’t slow down the Blackwell Flycatchers in their 20-5 loss on Sunday at Bill Wood Field.

The 80s are now 1-10 on the season.

The Oklahoma-based Flycatchers took the lead right away in the first inning. Their first run came when Ramifer Salinas hit a double to right field. Another run scored on a sacrifice fly ball to center by Jack Skantze.

North Platte pitcher Lake Fisher threw a scoreless second inning but he was unable to keep Blackwell from gaining a commanding lead in the third. The Flycatchers scored five runs to go up 7-0.

The 80s showed some resistance in the bottom of the third. Their first run came when Blackwell catcher Tyler Carpenter dropped the ball to tag Tucker Bond out at the plate. Another run came when Coby Tweten hit a bloop single that evaded the grasp of second baseman Ty Andrews. Trevor Nelson followed with a single to right to make it 7-3.

But the Flycatchers scored seven unanswered runs over the course of the next four innings to further distance themselves. The 80s scored two runs in the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough to get back in the game.

It was the fourth straight loss for the 80s after opening the five-game series with their first ever win on Wednesday. Blackwell won the three previous games from Thursday-Saturday by respective scores of 14-10, 8-2 and 7-4.

North Platte will play three more games against the Flycatchers on the road on Monday-Wednesday. Their next home-game will be on June 20, when they begin a three-game series against the Austin Weirdos.

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