The First Nationals beat Elkhorn Friday night, 10-9. North Platte scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning to go up by four runs, then held on for the one-run win. Jack Kenny went 2-5 in the game with a double and three RBIs. Ty Brockmoller threw the final five and two-thirds innings and gave up four runs with just one earned.
The next three games were all losses for the First Nationals. They lost 17-3 to Ralston Saturday morning. A bright spot in the game was Luke Volz. Volz went 3-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored.
The second game of Saturday’s double header resulted in an 11-1 loss to Lincoln North Star. Lincoln NS one-hit the First Nationals. The lone hit of the game for North Platte was an RBI double by Riley Vieyra that brought in Volz in the fourth inning.
The final game of the weekend for the First Nationals was a 5-3 loss to Omaha Central on Sunday. Volz went 2-3 in the game at the plate with a double and an RBI and Drew Beyer threw three shutout innings in relief on the mound.
North Platte is now 22-26 going in to the district tournament in Scottsbluff this weekend.