Cowboy baseball season ends at regional tournament
CONCORDIA – The Abilene Cowboys baseball season came to an end Monday in the first round of the Class 4A regional tournament in the Concordia bracket of the Wamego tournament.
Nemaha Valley 9-4 defeated the Cowboys in the first round of the tournament.
“We spotted them six runs in the first and just couldn’t recover from there,” Abilene Coach Travis Bartley said.
Offensively we left several runners on base, we just couldn’t get any timely hitting when we needed it. We struggled defensively as well, committing six errors on the day, we just didn’t give ourselves a chance,” Bartley said.
Senior Nolan Berry was on the mound for the Cowboys and took the loss in his final high school baseball game.
Berry was two-for-four with two RBI’s to lead the Cowboy attack.
Cowboy catcher Carson Scherbert added two hits and scored a pair of runs for Abilene.
“We just couldn’t get the job done today and just flat out got out played,” Bartley said.
“I’m disappointed on how we ended the season and I feel bad for our seniors,” he said.
The seniors playing their last game as a Cowboy were: Matt McClanahan, Dakota Cody, Nolan Berry and Trenton Roth.
“We have to learn from this season and next season work harder at taking care of the baseball,” Bartley said.
“I’m still very excited about some of the youth we have coming up and I believe there are great things that are going to happen with this program,” Barley concluded.
Abilene (7-12) 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 – 4 -5 -6
Nemaha 6 1 1 1 0 0 x - 9 -12-2