Winner/Colome Legion grabbed an early lead on its way to a 5-2 victory over Valentine, Neb., on Thursday in Winner. This was a make-up game with the Badgers.
The Royals scored on a triple by Levi McClanahan, a single by Chase Dufek and a ground out by Calvin Ringing Shield.
After Valentine scored one run in the top of the fifth, Winner/Colome answered with one run of their own. The Royals scored when Riley Calhoon singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
McClanahan got the win for the Royals. He went four and two-thirds innings allowing two runs on three hits and striking out nine.
Dufek threw two and a third innings in relief.
McClanahan led Winner/Colome with two hits at three at bats.
Winner/Colome in Garretson
Winner/Colome Legion baseball team split a doubleheader Sunday in Garretson.
In the first game, the Royals fell short as they lost 6-5 to Garretson and then defeated Vermillion 11-1.
In the game with Garretson, Levi McClanahan hit a two run home run in the seventh inning. Jackson Kinzer and Ty Bolton each drove in runs. Riley Calhoon and Bolton led Winner/Colome with 2 hits each.
Kinzer pitched for the Royals. He struck out six batters.
In the second game with Vermillion, Winner/Colome scored eight runs in the first two innings.
McClanahan had a home run, Bolton, a triple and Calhoon and Calvin Ringing Shield, double.
Bolton was the winning pitcher.
The Royals had 14 hits and players with multiple hits were Calhoon, Carter Brickman, Bolton, Kinzer and Cale Meiners.
Winner/Colome is at Valentine on July 11, at Wagner on July 14 and are at home for a 6:30 p.m. game Sunday with Gregory County.