Grand Island defeats Waverly to begin GI/Hastings Invitational

Home Federals ride an early offensive burst to victory
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 10:02 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - It was a cold day for American Legion baseball at Ryder Park, but the weather didn’t affect the Home Federals in the slightest.

In the first inning, Eli Arends got things started with a leadoff walk. A few batters later, Mike Buhrman aka “Big Mike” launched a shot over the center field fence for a 2-run homer to give the Home Federals a 2-0 lead.

On the mound, Jaden Jurgensmier dominated early, as he struck out back to back batters to end Waverly’s chances at the plate in the second inning.

The Home Federals wouldn’t look back, as they would go on to win, 9 to 2.

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