Five area teams took part in the rain-shorted Battle of Omaha Tournament, including two area teams hosting one of the seven different sites.
The tournament was scheduled to be pool play with four different pools of six teams in the National League and three different pools in the American League. The National League featured Bryan Post 339, one of the hosts, and SOS Heating & Cooling (Ralston) together.
Gretna Post 216, DJ’s Dugout (Bellevue East) and Pinnacle Bank (Papillion-La Vista) were in each of the different pools in the American League with Pinnacle Bank also serving as a host.
Winners of each pool were to advance to the next round, but rain canceled two of the first four days, leading to the tournament to be called before next round games that were supposed to be Sunday and Monday. DJ’s and Pinnacle were set to face in the second round.
Pinnacle Bank registered a 4-0 record while DJ’s ended with a 3-1 mark and Gretna finished 2-2. SOS Heating & Cooling tallied a 2-1 record with Bryan Post 339 finishing 1-2.
Battle of Omaha results:
SOS Heating & Cooling 10, Bryan Post 339 — SOS jumped ahead 4-0 before Bryan scored four in the fourth to tie the game. SOS went on to score six unanswered the rest of the way. Bryan’s Jacob Palmer, Tobin Wingender, Thad Kottich and Jadon Palmer each tallied a RBI.
SOS’s Josh Kilzer tallied three hits and a RBI, while Jake Chronic and Zane Harris added two hits and a RBI each.
Warroad 7, SOS Heating & Cooling 3 — Nolan Sailors tallied two hits while Harris added two RBI. Chronic and Kilzer added a double each.
SOS Heating & Cooling 2, Colorado BB 1 - SOS scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. Nolan Sailors and Jahrran Paces tallied one hit each and Kilzer added a RBI.
Chronic pitched six innings allowing one unearned run on one hit.
Bryan Post 339 9, Warroad 8 — With Warroad leading 5-1 after five innings, Bryan scored four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 9-5 lead. Warroad added three runs in the seventh, but Bryan was able to prevail.
Jadon Palmer tallied two hits and three RBI, while David Avalos and Hunter Weyer added two hits and two RBI, respectively.
Colorado 8, Bryan Post 339 3 - Bryan fell into a 5-0 hole before posting two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Bryan added a run in the fifth while Colorado scored two insurance runs in the sixth.
Kottich registered two hits, two runs and a RBI and Hunter Johansen added a double.
DJs Dugout 5, Omaha North 3 — A 5-0 lead weathered a three-run fifth inning by the Vikings. Javier Lupes tallied two hits and a RBI, while Ty Chudomelka and Jake Eltiste added two RBI each.
DJs Dugout 10, Minnetonka 9 — Down 6-1, DJ’s Dugout scored five runs in the seventh to tie the game. Then Minnetonka scored three runs in the top of the eighth before DJs scored four runs, including the game-winning run, in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off victory.
Chudomelka tallied three hits and four RBI, while Jake Burlingame added three hits and three RBI.
DJ’s Dugout 339 10, Wichita Aeros 5 - A five run fifth inning by DJ’s provided the difference in the outcome after it scored at least one run in the first five innings. Paul Schuyler and Eltiste tallied two hits each while Andrew Holloway and Blake Urwin combined for five RBIs.
Desoto 13, DJ’s Dugout 3 - DJ’s Dugout scored two runs in the first and one in the sixth. Chudomelka and Nolan Opitz each doubled with Lupes adding a RBI.
Omaha Central 2, Gretna Post 216 1 — Gretna didn’t manufacture a run until the seventh inning. Bryce Grimm tallied the lone RBI.
Gretna Post 216 9, Rock Island (Ill.) 6 — Gretna jumped back into the lead with a five-run sixth inning that included a grand slam by Bryant Jeary. Quinn Mason added two hits and three RBI.
East Grand Forks (MN.) 2, Gretna Post 216 1 — Both teams scored a run in the fourth and EGF scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning.
Mason recorded two hits, a run and RBI and Caden Opfer added a double. Lane Hartman allowed two runs on five hits in five innings.
Gretna Post 216 8, Hillcrest 0 - Gretna only allowed one hit in six innings while scoring at least one run in the second through sixth inning.
Mason tallied two hits and two RBI, including a homer, while Opfer registered three hits, three RBI and two runs.
Pinnacle Bank 9, Miles City 6 — Pinnacle Bank jumped ahead 4-0 in the first inning before holding a two-run fifth and three-run sixth inning. Hunter Scruggs tallied four hits and three RBI, including a homer. Nick Ripa added three hits and three RBI, including a homer.
Pinnacle Bank 8, Reno 0 — A three-run third and five-run fourth led to the run rule in five innings. For the second game in a row, Scruggs and Ripa each homered and totaled five RBI.
Zach Colbert pitched a complete game allowing only four hits, no walks and struck out four.
Pinnacle Bank 11, Helena 0 - Pinnacle Bank scored two runs in the first, three in the third and six in the fourth in the four-inning game.
Alan Goldsberry tallied two runs, two hits and five RBI, including a homer, while Logan Anderson added two RBI. Gage Ingram pitched five innings allowing only four hits with eight strikeouts.
• DC Electric (Bellevue West) hosted the CWS Tournament over the week. DC finished with a 3-2 record, including loses in its first two games, before winning its last three. Sunday’s matchup was rained out
CWS Tournament results:
Sheridan (Ark.), DC Electric 2 — Sheridan broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth with the go-ahead run. Cam Madsen tallied two hits, while Connor Schneider added a RBI.
Westside 10, DC Electric 9 — DC Electric led 9-5 after five innings before Westside scored five-unanswered runs the rest of the game. Caleb Lemon, Eric Anderson, Tyler Vanderwerken and Schneider tallied two hits each and combined for five RBI.
DC Electric 12, SW Oklahoma 6 - The Shockers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the second before DC Electric scored 12-unanswered runs in the second through fourth inning.
Lemon and Anderson tallied three hits and a RBI each while Caden Eby and Treyce Machacek added two hits each and five combined RBI.
DC Electric 3, Pius X 2 - Pius X led 2-1 in the first inning but DC scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh, including a game-winning single by Vanderwerken. Jackson Allred registered a RBI, while Wells Brazda pitched three innings of relief allowing only three hits.
DC Electric 4, South Dakota 3 - DC Electric won courtesy of another walk off. They tied the game in the fifth inning.
Eby collected two hits and two RBI, while Cam Madsen added two hits and two runs. Jaxon Jelking pitched three innings allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits.
• DiGiorgio’s (Gross) competed in the Omaha South Tournament over the weekend, finishing 1-1 before rain ended the tournament.
Omaha South 2, DiGiorgio’s 1 — Both teams scored a run in the first inning and the Packers added the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Charles Monico tallied a hit and Nolan Lewandowski pitched six innings with five strikeouts.
DiGiorgio’s 9, Lincoln 1 — A two-run first inning and adding three runs in the second and fourth inning gave DiGiorgio’s the win after five innings. Ben Deiber and Ryan Pearson had two hits and two RBI each, while Deiber added a complete game allowing four hits.
PrimeTime (Platteview) 5, York 3 - PrimeTime scored two runs in the first and seventh inning and one run in the fourth while York scored three in the sixth inning.
Grant Thomas recorded two hits while Jordan Mathewson added two hits and two RBI. Jake Richards pitched four innings allowing only one hit.
DiGiorgio’s 5, Amerilawn (Papio South) 3 — DiGiorgio’s jumped ahead 2-0 through the first three innings that made the difference in the later innings. Amerilawn’s Grant Oseka, Bodi Wallar, Garrett Freeman and Brandon Creps each tallied three hits, while the latter three added a RBI each.
DiGiorgio’s Monico finished with three hits and three runs, while Lewandowski tallied two hits and three RBI.
Amerilawn 8, Elkhorn South 0 — Amerilawn created a cushion with a five-run third inning to run rule the Storm in five innings. Oseka tallied two hits and three RBI, while Jackson Horn added two RBI.
Creighton Prep 4, Amerilawn 3 — Amerilawn led 3-0 before Prep tallied four runs in the top of the seventh to edge Amerilawn. Hunter Woods managed two hits and a run, while Creps pitched six-plus innings allowing two earned runs on four hits.
Millard South 14, Bryan Post 339 4 — Hunter Johansen generated two hits and three RBI while A.J. Latoza added a RBI.
Westside 5, Bryan Post 339 3 — Bryan fell behind 4-0 before scoring three unanswered runs. The Warriors added a run in the sixth to hurt the momentum. Johansen, Kottich and Preston Wilson each tallied a hit with Palmer and Latoza each adding a RBI.
DJs Dugout 3, Alva Goldbugs 0 - DJ’s Dugout scored one run in the first and two runs in the third for a game that lasted three innings. Blake Urwin tallied a hit, run and RBI.
PrimeTime 7, Louisville 4 — PrimeTime held a comfortable 7-0 lead before allowing four runs in the seventh. Jordan Mathewson tallied three hits, two runs and two RBI, while Colin Lynam homered.
Sam Kennedy pitched six innings allowing only two hits and striking out seven.