The Fort Calhoun Post 348 Senior American Legion baseball team warmed up under sunny skies Wednesday evening.
The Pioneers (0-3 overall) appeared relaxed, smiling with sun reflecting off of some players' sunglasses. They'd go on to play a tight game against the Kelly Ryan Pride of Omaha Roncalli, a team that finished its spring season 8-6.
Fort Calhoun lost 4-2, but showed some mettle after a 20-5 loss to Arlington earlier in the week.
Roncalli outhit Post 348 8-4 in seven innings, but found itself even with the Pioneers through four frames. The Pride scored a run during the top of the first, but Fort Calhoun scored its own run in the fourth.
The Pride again pulled ahead with two runs during the top of the fifth inning, but the Pioneers scored its own in the bottom half. The run kept the game as close as possible without a tie, though Fort Calhoun never got any closer.
Post 348's Jamie Warner finished with two hits and an RBI. Benaiah Fern led the Pioneers on the mound with five innings of work and three strikeouts.
The Seniors were scheduled to play Thursday at Ashland, but the game was called due to weather.
Juniors go 1-1
The Fort Calhoun Junior Legion baseball team dropped Wednesday's game to Omaha Roncalli 8-0.
The Pioneers had two hits, but were unable to score a run against the Pride in five innings.
A day later, the Post 348 Juniors defeated Ashland 2-1. Ty Hallberg threw five scoreless innings, coach Brandon Wynn said.