Bats, offense lead the way for Hastings Five Points

Michael Shaw scores a run for Hastings Five Points Bank versus Grand Island Home Federal on June 21, 2018 (KHGI)

After a little more than a month into the Legion baseball season, few teams have seen more success on the diamond than Hastings Five Points Bank, winning eight of their last 10 games and now 23–2 overall.

Most of this success has come at home where Five Points Bank is taking advantage of the spacious Duncan Field, helping the Chiefs to an average of 9.38 runs per game and 61 percent of those scored on the season, compared to 52 percent of their games played at home, which is good for almost a three–run differential compared to games outside of Hastings.

"Honestly it really starts in the cages with preparations before the game and everything," Tyson Bonham said. "Our coaches get us ready day in and day out so it really goes out to them and getting us ready to play every day. Going out there every day and getting runners over and getting the next guy up and going out there and just trying to get our job done."

As Bonham alluded to, one of the keys to their juggernaut offensive attack is a deep line–up; nine players are in double digits for RBI's.

"Top to bottom we got a great line–up," said head coach Kevin Asher. "We got speed, we got power, we got guys that are moving runners at the perfect times. We got the top two runners in the state every night at some level at different parts of the line–up and it's been different guys every night all year long."

Hastings latest win came against Kearney Runza Wednesday night, erasing a three run deficit in the bottom of the seventh and they never had to swing – four straight bases–loaded walks helped them win, 5–4.

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