SHELBY – With games on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, the Shelby-Osceola-Stromsburg Rebels Seniors Legion baseball team came away with a 1-2 record and evened its season mark at 2-2.

The win came on Thursday against David City with the 4-2 final, but SOS lost an 11-7 decision to Geneva on Saturday and came up a run short in a 3-2 loss to Beatrice on Sunday.

SOS 4,

David City 2

A two-run bottom of the third opened the scoring for the Rebels, who out-hit David City 4-1 in the win.

In the SOS second inning, Brady Belt reached on an error and scored on Alec Wieseman’s sacrifice fly to center field while Max Hoatson singled and scored on Pierce Branting’s two-out single.

After David City cut the lead to 2-1 with a run in the fourth, Wyatt Whitmore walked and scored on a Belt single to up the lead to 3-1.

Branting scored in the fifth on a wild pitch to account for the final score.

Hoatson, Branting, Tanner Wood and Belt accounted for the four Rebel hits.

Wood worked four innings and allowed one hit, one run and struck out three while Belt tossed two innings and Hoatson earned the save with a perfect seventh, which included one strikeout.

Geneva 11,


The Geneva Seniors scored three times in the top of the seventh as they extended their lead to 11-6 before the SOS bats plated one run in the seventh to account for the final score.

SOS finished with seven hits as Hoatson was 3 for 4 and Colin Wingard 2 for 4 with one RBI. Belt drove in two runs.

Extra-base hits were recorded by Hoatson with a triple and a double and Wingard recorded a two-bagger.

Ethan Peterson, Whitmore and Hoatson all saw time on the mound for the Rebels.

Geneva’s Spencer Pribyl worked five innings and he allowed five hits, four runs and struck out two in picking up the win.

Beatrice 3,


The Rebels took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth as Branting drew a walk and scored on a wild pitch.

Beatrice answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and never looked back.

SOS had just three hits as Hoatson, Jett Pinneo and Wood all had singles.

Beatrice finished with four hits in the win.

Belt was the pitcher of record as he gave up three hits, three runs, tossed 92 pitches and struck out five in his five-inning outing. In relief, Wood allowed one hit and had one strikeout in one inning of work.

SOS (2-2) played at York on Tuesday and will hit the road to Utica/Beaver Crossing on Tuesday, June 18.

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