Brody Sintek was brilliant on Wednesday as he carried Archbishop Bergan to a 2-1 victory over Kearney in a consolation game of the Class A state baseball tournament at Sherman Field.
The Knights (16-5) struggled to score in the early going, but Sintek showed his full arsenal, allowing just one run and three hits over seven innings while striking out eight batters. He didn't walk anyone and fired 65 of his 80 pitches for strikes.
The Bearcats scored first, collecting two hits and their lone run off Sintek in the fourth inning. And for the majority of the game, that looked like it could be enough to keep Kearney's season alive.
Noah Carpenter fired six innings of two-run baseball while striking out seven. In the fifth inning, though, the Knights solved Carpenter to the tune of two runs and a victory.
Austin Callahan, who went 3-for-3 on the day, doubled in one run and another scored via a Kearney error to take a 2-1 lead. From there, Sintek retired all six batters he faced for the win.
Creighton Prep 6, Elkhorn South 2: The Junior Jays scored four runs in the third inning to race past the Storm. Spencer Jonas tossed 6 2/3 innings and gave up two unearned runs. Graham Lorenz and Eric Allbery led the Creighton Prep offense with two hits each.