Beatrice's Adam DeBoer connects on a pitch during 2021 state tournament. Steve Marik | NebPreps

Beatrice Wins First-Ever State Baseball Title


The Beatrice Orangemen won the school’s first-ever state baseball championship on Thursday with a 5-4 win over the Norris Titans at Werner Park in Omaha.

Beatrice came into the Class B state tournament as the No. 8 seed.

Beatrice outhit Norris 9-4 in the game and got an RBI from four different players, including Max Reis, Austin Burroughs, Tucker Timmerman and Deegan Nelson.

The Orangemen got six innings on the mound from starter Qwin Zabokrtsky, who struck out two batters against three walks while allowing just three earned runs. Will Reimer pitched one inning in relief and struck out one batter.

Norris trailed 5-1 after the fourth inning. The Titans were able to tack on one run in the fifth and two in the sixth, but Beatrice held them scoreless in the seventh to earn the championship win.

Kale Consbruck, Kale Fountain, Ryan Gouldin and Brayson Mueller all had an RBI for Norris.

Bryson Schulz pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out seven batters and didn’t allow an earned run. Colton Wahlstrom threw 1 2/3 innings and struck out three while allowing four earned runs.

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