|Imperial’s 16-and-under team continues winning streak|
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Imperial’s 16-and-under baseball team remains undefeated with wins over Benkelman, Wauneta, McCook and Grant last week.
On June 17 at Benkelman, Imperial gave up just one run in a 19-1 win that ended after four innings.
Jeff Banks led the team at the plate, going 2-2, while Alex Strand went all the way on the mound, collecting seven strike-outs.
On Sunday, the team took both games in a round robin played at Wauneta.
They defeated Wauneta 14-4 in a game that ended after four innings.
At the plate, Charlie Haarberg was 2-2, Adam Moline went 2-3 and Banks was 2-4.
Alec Spady went the distance on the mound for the win, collecting four strike-outs.
In the second game, Imperial defeated McCook 13-5.
Strand and Haarberg were 2-2 at the plate followed by Jake Burke, who went 2-3. Strand also went the distance on the mound.
On Monday, Imperial defeated Grant by a 10-run margin, 17-7.
Cody Cravey led the team with a 2-3 effort at the plate, followed by Strand with a 2-4 effort.
Shane German got the win on the mound, striking out five.
The team now stands at 11-0.