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Cornerstone Seniors compete at Crete

Between weather delays and stout competition, it was a bit of a wild weekend for the Albion Cornerstone Legion Seniors at the Crete baseball tournament.
Albion Cornerstone concluded the event with one win in three games, giving the Seniors a 6-6 season record to this point.
Shelton-Gibbon 12, Cornerstone 5
Albion Cornerstone trailed Shelton-Gibbon 5-1 when their game was halted in the third inning by storms that swept through southeastern Nebraska. The Albion Seniors were unable to turn the tables when they resumed Saturday and Shelton-Gibbon posted a 12-5 victory.
Shelton-Gibbon added two runs in the top of the fourth Saturday to lead 7-1 before Albion Cornerstone tallied three runs in the bottom of the inning. Jessie Sullivan and Carsten Bird each singled and scored and Carter Henry came around to the plate after walking.
Cornerstone’s rally was put on ice there, however, as Shelton-Gibbon tacked on four more runs in the fifth.
Cornerstone 13, Lexington 9
Cornerstone garnered its only win of the weekend by edging Lexington 13-9 in a five-inning game.
Trailing 1-0, Cornerstone exploded for eight runs in the third inning. The outburst, which saw Sullivan, Matt Schmitz, Bird, Henry, Wes Choat, Ty Martinsen and Noah Valasek score, was sparked by singles by Sullivan Bird and Martinsen and Henry’s double.
Cornerstone went up 11-3 with three more runs in the fourth, sandwiching base hits by Schmitz and Valasek around three walkes by Albion batters.
The Albion Seniors tallied their final two runs in the fifth and hung on for the win as Lexington threatened with six fifth-inning runs of its own.
Crete 12, Cornerstone 5
Albion Cornerstone had another big inning in its final game Saturday, but host Crete countered with two big frames to win a four-inning contest 12-5.
Crete opened with a five run first inning and expanded its lead to 12-0 with seven more runs in the second. The hosts had seven hits in the two innings, including a pair of doubles, but also took advantage of three walks and four Cornerstone errors.
Cornerstone came to life with five runs in the third, then escaped a bases-loaded situation for Crete in the bottom of the inning. Crete then stranded two Albion baserunners in the fourth to end the shortened contest.
Scoring runs for Albion Cornerstone in the third inning were Dylan Gentrup, Derek Stuhr, Schmitz, Henry and Choat.
Albion Cornerstone, Shelton-Gibbon and Lexington all finished Saturday 1-2, but Cornerstone missed Sunday play on a run differential tiebreaker.