Area teams struggle at the Monarch Tournament

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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Three area teams took part in the Monarch Tournament over the weekend with P-LV South notching the best finish by taking fourth.

The Titans were the only team to win their first round game and finished with a 1-2 record in the tournament. Papillion-La Vista took fifth with a 2-1 tourney record and Gretna salvaged a 1-2 record after winning its final game. Westside won the tourney with an 8-3 win over Millard West in the final.

Monarch Tourney results:

P-LV South 9, Gretna 2 - The Titans built a 5-0 lead after the first two innings and never looked back in the first round win over Gretna.

Grant Suponchick led the Papio South attack with a pair of hits and RBIs, including a home run. Grant Horton added three RBIs on two hits.

Jeremy Klamm earned the win on the hill by pitching four innings of scoreless ball to start the game.

Dieter Thamm led Gretna with three hits, two doubles, and an RBI. Trent Jeary added an RBI on two hits.

Westside 3, P-LV South 0 - Nebraska recruit Jake Meyers shut down the Titans in the semifinals by tossing a complete game two-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Suponchick pitched well in the loss for Papio South.

Lincoln Pius X 10, P-LV South 0 - The Titans were clobbered in five innings by the Thunderbolts in the third place game Saturday. Papio South only notched two hits for the second straight game.

Lincoln Pius X 4, Papillion-La Vista 0 - The Monarchs weren’t able to get any big hits in the opening round game at Fricke.

Grant Van Scoy, Sean Van Briesen and Colin Chick each had two-hit games for the Monarchs with Van Scoy adding a double.

Papillion-La Vista 9, Elkhorn South 6 - The Monarchs scored four in the top of the fifth to push their lead to 9-1 and held on for the win.

Eric Lange drove in two runs for Papio with Jack Kalina and Trevor Jurjevich each adding two hits.

Kalina got the win on the hill with five innings of work and BJ Sparks notched the save by pitching a scoreless seventh.

Papillion-La Vista 8, Lincoln SE 6 - Papio started with three runs in the first inning on its way to earning the fifth place in the tournament.

Kalina paced the offense with two extra-base hits, a double and home run, and two RBIs. Van Scoy added three hits with Lange and Jurjevich each tallying two hits.

KC Siwa picked up the win in relief duty.

Lincoln SE 12, Gretna 0 - The Knights scored six in the top of the first inning and Gretna only managed one hit in its second game Friday.

Jacob Blank notched the only Gretna hit.

Gretna 12, Elkhorn South 0 - The Dragon offense found its stroke in Saturday’s seventh place game, rattling off 14 hits with six of them for extra bases.

Gretna led 5-0 heading into the sixth where they scored seven runs to put the game out of reach.

Thamm led the offense with a double and home run and two RBIs. John Roll added a home run and drove in three runs with Jeary and Austin Hemphill each adding two RBIs.

Blank notched the win on the mound with 5 1/3 innings of shutout work and nine strikeouts.

• In its first Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament appearance, the Platteview baseball team finished as the runner-up after a 8-6 loss to Wahoo in the championship game.

The Trojans defeated Arlington and Platte Valley on their way to the title game.

NCC Tourney results:

Wahoo 8, Platteview 6 - The Trojans jumped to a 6-0 lead after the top of the first but couldn’t score again in the NCC title game.

Andrew Vincent, Luke Polenz and Ethen Steinhoff each had two hits for the Trojans with Polenz and Stienhoff each adding a pair of RBIs.

Platteview 4, Platte Valley 2 -The Trojans scored a pair in the top of the sixth to take 3-1 lead on their way to the win to advance to the finals.

Tommy Dalton, Vincent, Ryan Shipley and Tanner Dietrich each drove in a run for the Trojans.

Shipley notched the win with a complete-game effort.

Platteview 7, Arlington 6 - The Trojans scored three in the bottom of the sixth to overtake the lead and held Arlington in the seventh for the win.

Dillon Peterson led the Trojans with three hits with Dalton and Vincent adding two apiece. Dietrich drove in a pair of runs.

Gage Duda earned the win in relief.

Other results:

Lincoln East 4, Gross 1 - The Cougar offense was kept at bay in the first round loss at the Lincoln East Invite played at Sherman Field.

Gross only managed three hits with Tony Sacco knocking a bomb for its only run.

Gross 6, Burke 5 - The Cougars scored a run in the seventh to tie the game at 5-all and send it to extras where they added another run in the eighth for the win.

Jake Hansen earned his first varsity win three innings of relief work.

Andrew McElmeel paced the Cougars with two hits and Jeff Pospichal and Sacco each added a double.

Omaha Central 8, Gross 1 - The Eagles put Gross away with four runs in the top of the seventh in the fifth place game Saturday.

The Cougars also lost a 4-3 decision to Central April 22.

Lincoln North Star 6, Gross 5 - After scoring four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 5-3 lead, the Cougars lost the game by giving up a three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

Pat Mruz, Pospichal and Nick Huelskamp each posted doubles for Gross.

Skutt 1, Gross 0 - Skutt’s Jacob Barton kept the Cougar bats silenced in the conference match-up.

Sacco had a double in the loss for Gross.

Bellevue West 9, Elkhorn 8 - Elkhorn scored two in the top of the seventh but Christian Dumont stopped the rally to earn the save for the T-birds.

Cole Patterson blasted two solo home runs to lead the West offense with Mitch Savine adding a dinger of his own. Savine drove in three runs on three hits.

Jonas Starkus picked up the win in relief.

Bellevue West 7, Creighton Prep 1 - The T-birds used 10 hits to upend Top 10 No. 2 Prep on April 22.

Savine gave a complete game effort and only allowed one run to record the victory.

Patterson and James Babic each drove in three runs for West with Patterson adding a home run. Mike Gilbert pitched in with three hits.

Skutt 4, Bellevue West 2 - Brennan Cascio and Colton Sidener had the only RBIs for West in the loss. Skutt held West to just five hits.

Bellevue West 8, Roncalli 0 - The T-birds scored four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to cruise to the win.

Savine notched his second win of the week with a complete game shutout.

Patterson led West with a pair of hits and RBIs. Babic and Nathan Schenck each added an RBI.

Papillion-La Vista 7, Lincoln East 5 - Kalina hit two doubles to drive in three RBIs in the win.

Van Briesen added a pair of RBIs with Van Scoy and Sparks each driving in a run.

Siwa got the win in relief and Sean Chandler picked up the save.

Papillion-La Vista 3, Millard South 2 - Papio scored all three runs in the fourth and rode Nick Wordekemper’s complete-game effort to the win. Wordekemper scattered five hits and struck out six.

Dallas Armstrong provided the offense with a home run and Sparks and Jurjevich added an RBI each.

P-LV South 7, Papillion-La Vista 3 - The Titans edged the Monarchs in the rivalry game played at Werner Park Thursday.

The Titans scored four runs in the top of the seventh to break the 3-all tie and take the win.

The Monarchs got two RBIs from Kalina.

Bryan 9, Omaha South 6 - The Bears scored four in the first innings on its way to the win.

Blake Kimball earned the win on the bump in addition to getting two hits. Christian Cannon also notched two hits for the Bears.

Platteview 4, Bryan 1 - The Trojans topped the Bears on the back of three solid pitching performances.

Ryan Shipley earned the win with five innings of work and Gage Duda and Andrew Vincent each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Vincent, Shipley, Luke Polenz and Jacob Helwig each had an RBI for Platteview.

Nate Matuza and Kimball each had two hits for the Bears.

Bellevue East 8, Omaha Northwest 1 - Chris Cornish went seven innings for the East win only allowing five hits.

Brandon Dolezal led the Chieftains by slapping two hits and driving in three. Isaiah Charvat and Mason Hibbert also added RBIs.

Bellevue East 4, Burke 3 - The Chieftains scored two in the top of the seventh to erase a 3-2 deficit and held on for the win.

Lucas Minor and Connor Parette each had two hits with Minor adding two RBIs.

Jake Wild gave a complete game effort for the win, notching six strikeouts.

Millard North 10, Bellevue East 2 - Millard North broke a 1-all tie in the fifth with five runs and never looked back.

Tristan Moore and Mike McCourt each hit a solo home run for East.

Roncalli 14, Bellevue East 4 - Dolezal and Tommy Walther each had two hits for the Chieftain offense that couldn’t keep up with the Crimson Pride.

Isaiah Charvat knocked a home run.

Omaha North 5, Bellevue East 4 - The game ended with a bases loaded walk to bring in the winning Viking run in the bottom of the seventh. Charvat recorded two hits for East with Wild and Parette each adding an RBI.

Bennington 11, Gretna 0 - The Dragons only mustered one hit in the April 21 loss. Jeff Glassburner recorded the only hit.

Gretna 6, Beatrice 3 - Dieter Thamm earned the win with a complete-game effort, allowing three runs, all unearned.

Logan Ellis drove in a pair of runs to lead the offense with Jeary adding three hits. Glassburner, Roll and Hemphill each added two hits.

Roncalli 6, Ralston 4 - Roncalli scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take the 6-4 lead and Ralston couldn’t respond.

John Fletcher paced the Ram offense with three this and two RBIs. Alex Desantigo added an RBI.

Ralston 8, Bennington 3 - The Rams rattled off 13 hits to pick up their third win of the season.

Jeff Thompson drove in three runs on three hits for the Rams. Joey Weber, Jon Bloyd and Donovan Warren each added two hits and Ben Allen pitched in with two RBIs.

Max Gavin notched the win on the hill with a complete-game effort.

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