Junior Blues open taking two of three
The Columbus Junior Blues won two of three over the weekend behind a pair of key performances from two starting pitchers.
Friday it was six strong innings from Tadan Bell that kept the Blues in the game long enough for the bats to wake up in extra innings. In the second half of a doubleheader on Saturday in North Platte, it was Caleb Van Dyke shutting down the opposition while his hitters took advantage of a an error-prone First Nationals defense.
North Platte kicked the ball around in both ends of the doubleheader but Columbus allowed 15 hits in the doubleheader opener and had to settle for a split and a 2-1 record in the first weekend of action.