The Cornerstone Bank Juniors hosted the first-annual Tom McMahon Memorial tournament this past weekend, finishing with a 1-3 record.
The Juniors one win came against York, but had losses to Shelton/Gibbon, Albion and Grand Island.
Against York, the Cornerstone Bank Juniors scored two runs in the first inning, but really took off after a five run second inning. Stolen bases were a common occurrence in the second inning, with four consecutive runners stealing second or third base. York came back with a strong third inning, scoring three, to cut the lead to 7-4. Central City scored three more runs in the fourth inning, and four in the seventh inning, to make the final score 14-4.
Leaving runners on base was the story of the game against Shelton/Gibbon for Central City. Five runners were left on base, twice having the inning end in a double play. Shelton/Gibbon came out strong, scoring six runs in the first two innings. Central City couldn’t get its first runner to cross the plate until the seventh inning, eventually losing 7-1.
It was against Grand Island that the Juniors had their toughest matchup. Grand Island came out strong in the first inning, putting up nine runs. Central City attempted to fight back, scoring five of their own in the first inning, but they couldn’t keep the bats alive throughout the game. Grand Island scored three more in the third, scoring their total amount of 12 runs in just three innings. Central City lost 12-3.
It was against Albion that the Cornerstone Bank Juniors couldn’t get any life in its bats. Central City scored three runs in the first three innings, but couldn’t get another runner on base until the fifth. Albion scored six in the first three and its defense didn’t allow Central City to make any moves. Central City lost 9-8.