CNB uses big fifth inning to down Pike Valley
Erupting for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Citizens National Bank pulled away to an 11-3 victory over Pike Valley in the first round of the K-18 Baseball NCK League Tournament Tuesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Citizens National Bank was tied with Pike Valley 3-3 heading into the bottom half of the fifth inning.
Sending 10 batters to the plate, Citizens National Bank put up eight runs to end the game because of the eight-run rule.
Third-seeded Citizens National Bank will play second-seeded Republic County in the semifinals Thursday night.
In the other game played on Tuesday night, fourth-seeded Clifton-Clyde downed fifth-seeded Hanover, 9-3.
Clifton-Clyde will play top-seeded F&A Food Sales in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Pike Valley grabbed a 1-0 lead on Citizens National Bank in the first inning.
Caleb Hanson singled with one out in the bottom of the third inning and scored on a ground ball by Easton Atwood to tie the game at 1-1.
Two runs in the top of the fourth inning gave Pike Valley the lead back at 3-1.
Citizens National Bank pushed across two runs in the bottom of the inning to tie it up at 3-3.
Cav Carlgren led off the inning with a walk. He would score on a single by Keegun Beims.
Ashton Dooley followed with a triple to get Beims home.
Citizens National Bank then used the big fifth inning to end the game.
Hanson and Atwood singled to lead off the inning and came around to score.
Joey Henderson was hit by a pitch, and scored a run.
Carlgren doubled and scored in the inning.
Drew Benfer walked and scored on a single by Alexis Garcia.
Beims and Dooley walked and scored.
Benfer and Hanson did the pitching for Citizens National Bank.
Hanson had three hits and scored two runs.
Henderson and Carlgren had two hits each.