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2009 Schedule

Record= 5-11

8/28 Raymond Central
L 3-6
8/28 Wilber-Clatonia
L 3-5
8/29 West Point CC
L 3-4
8/29 Cross County
W 6-1
8/29 Arlington
L 4-5
9/1 Tekamah-Her.
W 9-8
9/5 Arlington
L 2-4
9/10 Boone Central
W 6-5
9/12 David City
W 5-3
9/12 Seward
L 0-2
9/12 Wayne
L 4-5
9/14 Neumann
L 5-10
9/17 West Point CC
L 0-8
9/19 Omaha South
W 6-5
9/19 Lakeview
L 2-9
9/21 Yutan-Mead
L 3-8
9/26 Wayne Tourn.
9/26 Wayne Tourn.
9/26 Wayne Tourn.
9/28 Madison
9/29 D.C. West
10/1 Wisner-Pilger*

Wahoo Tourn.

10/4 Wahoo Tourn.
10/4 Wahoo Tourn.
10/5 Logan View-S-S*
10/6 Twin River
10/8 Districts  
10/9 Districts  

Home games in bold
* East Husker Conference games - The EHC does not officially recognise softball as a conference sport, but the Eagle will use these games to determine unofficial standings to use in the all-sports standings at the end of the school year

Softball school records

Previous seasons

Yutan-Mead takes care of NBC

Sept. 21- Class C No. 2 Yutan-Mead built a 6-0 lead before NBC got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning thanks to a couple of hit batsmen. The Tigers manages four hits, with one each coming from Taylor Ruzicka, Meri Gross-Rhode, Natalie Treat and Katie Mann.

BC makes Tigers sweat for win

NBC softball
Katie Mann takes a swing at the ball against Boone Central.

Sept. 10- In a replay from the previous week's Tekamah-Herman game, NBC built a solid lead only to see it evaporate in the final innings. The Tigers led 5-1 heading into the seventh inning, when suddenly the Boone Central bats came alive. The Cardinals tied the game and the teams headed into extra innings. Relief pitcher Dalena Mensik held BC scoreless in the top of the eighth. In the bottom of the inning, Desirae Sindelar was on third when Kate Timm chopped a grounder to third. When the defender threw to first base to get the out, Sindelar broke for home and was safe in a close play at the plate, giving NBC a 6-5 win.

Arlington gets NBC again

Sept. 5- For the second time in a week, Arlington sent the NBC softball team down to defeat. The Eagles scored three of the their runs in the fourth inning on three hits and an error. Carly Hines took the loss in the circle. Taylor Ruzicka and Natalie Treat had two his each, accounting for four of NBC's five total hits.

Tigers nip Tekamah-Herman

Press play to see the game winning hit.

Sept. 1- North Bend jumped to a 7-1 against Tekamah-Herman in NBC's home opener, only to watch that lead melt away in the final innings. Tekamah put up four runs in the top of the sixth and tacked on three more in the seventh to tie the game at 8. Meri Gross-Rhode walked to open the bottom of the seventh, followed by a single up the middle by fellow senior Natalie Treat. After the next two batters recorded outs, freshman shortstop Desirae Sindelar came through with a double to push across Gross-Rhode for the winning run. Dalena Mensik earned the pitching victory.

NBC sixth at West Point

North Bend softball
Coach Dan Nelson and Rachael Vyhlidal discuss strategy while Vyhlidal stands on third base during the WPCC tournament.

Aug. 29- The NBC softball team went 1-2 at the West Point CC Invite Saturday, Aug. 29., placing them in sixth place. WPCC led 4-1 in the first round before NBC scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings. NBC left the bases loaded in each of the last two innings and fell by a score of 4-3.

In the second game, the Tigers picked up their first win of the year with a 6-1 triumph over Cross County. Carly Hines got the pitching win and Meri Gross-Rhode had two hits to spark the offense.

In the fifth place game, Arlington and NBC dueled into extra innings before the Eagle finally pulled out a 5-4 win in nine innings. Taylor Ruzicka had three hits for NBC, and Rachael Vyhlidal and Gross-Rhode had two each.

Tigers start 0-2

Aug. 28- The North Bend Central softball team lost both of its games in its season opening triangular at Raymond Central. Raymond Central scored all six of its run in the first inning of the first game. NBC tried to rally with three runs in the in late innings, but fell 6-3. In the second game, NBC came back from a two-run deficit to tie the game, only to see a two-run homer by Wilber-Clationia seal a 5-3 game.


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