The North Platte FNBO Seniors had their way with Twin Cities on Wednesday, sweeping the Zephyrs in a doubleheader at Bill Wood Field.

The scores were 11-3 and 12-0.

“It definitely makes it a little easier playing the way we want to by getting ahead early,” Seniors Head Coach Ricky Holm said. “Yesterday against Kearney (an 8-7 come back win), we gave up five runs in the first inning and it shut down how much we could be aggressive on the basepaths. We were able to get runs early and we were able to run the bases.”

North Platte (5-0) got going in the second inning of the first game. Jack Polk drove in the first two runs with a double to left field. The next run scored on a throwing error by catcher Dawson Barrett. Rayce Moerke and Andrew Brosius each drove in a run by hitting ground ball singles in between shortstop and third base.

The Nationals scored another run to go up 6-0 in the next inning when Tristen Beyer hit a sacrifice fly ball to right.

Twin Cities got on the board in the fourth when Andon Pittman reached base on an error by shortstop Carter Kelley. But North Platte continued to distance themselves by scoring three more runs in the fifth and the Zephyrs couldn’t get back into it after that.

The Nationals wasted no time getting ahead in the second game with a big first inning.

Caden Joneson scored the first run when pitcher Moises Panduro made a wild pick-off attempt to get him out at second base. Kelley got an infield single to score another run. It became 3-0 when Dein McIntire hit a sacrifice fly to right. Ty Robinson and Landan Greeno each got hits that brought in a run and it was 5-0.

North Platte put the game out of reach with a six-run third inning and the Zephyrs couldn’t generate a response.

Greeno pitched the first three innings of the second game with Joneson and Kelley pitching the last two innings.

“It was a complete game all the way around,” Holm said. “The one nit-pick from the second game is that we got back-picked seven times. We need to clean that up. With how aggressive we are, we’re going to get picked off or thrown out but we need to learn from it and minimize those mistakes.”

Next, North Platte will host Cheyenne, Wyo. on Saturday.

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