Nationals Stumble Through Tough Week


Photo Courtesy/Tim Buskirk

(Written By Tim Buskirk)

It was a show week for the Post 12 Chadron FNBO Nationals teams. The Preps started the week with a 14-8 loss to Scottsbluff. The Seniors were the only other team in action taking losses to Broken Bow and Danenbrog-Cairo-Boelus (DCB). In the 9-3 loss to Broken Bow, the Nats gave up seven runs in the first two innings, but settled in allowing just two the rest of the game. Dawson Dunbar started the game going five innings and striking out seven. Seth Gaswick came on in relief going one inning.

Two-time defending state champions, DCB got off to a hot start and kept it going winning the game in five innings 14-1. The Nats struggled at the plate against some very tough pitching. Cody Hall and Dawson Dunbar got the only two hits of the game. Noah Brown took the loss with Caden Buskirk coming in to spell Brown for the final 3 innings. Following the DCB game, the team went on to Omaha and watched Oklahoma defeat Texas A&M on Friday.

The Juniors and Seniors both have a busy week coming up with the Juniors hosting their annual wood bat tournament this weekend and the Seniors participating in a tournament in Alliance that starts Wednesday. Juniors and Seniors will also host Sidney tonight and travel to Gering on Wednesday. Both of those games will start at 5 and 7 pm.