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04/12/2016 - BASEBALL: Costly Throwing Error Helps Northeast Edge Skutt

By Jeff Motz

A throwing error proved to be costly for Omaha Skutt and huge for Lincoln Northeast.

Jacob Stewart's ground ball to third in the sixth inning led to a throwing error, scoring pinch-runner Carlos Knowles and giving the Rockets a 2-1 victory over the SkyHawks Tuesday night in high school baseball at Sherman Field.

In a game where base runners left stranded were commonplace, pitching was key for Omaha Skutt most of the game.  Right-hander Brandon Anderson went six innings, walked one, while striking out nine batters and allowed two runs.  Anderson retired the side five times via strike out.

The SkyHawks (10-2) led 1-0 in the top of the first after Mojo Hagge singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly to right field from Ben Zerzan.  

Northeast (8-4) tied the game in the bottom of the second, after Cameron Rider singled, then advancing into scoring position and scored off an RBI single from Tom Burbach.

Northeast went through four pitchers, including Trevor Petersen who came in relief in the sixth inning where he allowed no runs.  Wyatt Divis got the save by striking out the last batter in the Skutt half of the seventh inning to earn the win.

The Rockets open up play in the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday as a No. 2 seed against No. 7 seed Lincoln East at Sherman Field.
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