Local Scoreboard: Baseball, Tennis & a Special Night for Shepard

Congrats to a Fremont Grad Going Pro:

Fremont High graduate Jessica Shepard was selected as the 16th overall pick in last night’s WNBA Draft at the Nike Headquarters in New York City.  After getting drafted by the Minnesota Lynx, Shepard tweeted, “A 17 year old dream tuned reality!!  Couldn’t be more excited to get to work.”

Congratulations to Jessica as she enters the professional basketball world.

Tennis

The Fremont High girls tennis team finished sixth in the ten-team Kearney Doubles Invite, yesterday at Harmon Park.  Lincoln East finished first.

Baseball

The Bergan Knights baseball team has advanced to the semifinals of the HAC Tournament after a pair of wins yesterday, in Lincoln.  Bergan beat Lincoln Northeast 6-2.  Dillon Dix picked up the complete game win.  In game two, Bergan beat Grand Island, 4-2.  Mitchell Glause pitched five innings to earn the win.  Bergan is 5-3 on the year and will play Lincoln Southeast, tomorrow at 2:00 at Sherman Field, in the semifinals.

The Omaha Mavericks baseball program suffered a 7-2 setback in a mid-week road trip at Kansas State Wednesday night. Omaha falls to 0-2 in mid-week games and drops to 20-7-1 overall, while the Wildcats improve to 14-20.
Storm Chasers second baseman Humberto Arteaga extended his hit streak to 14 games dating back to last season; however, the Oklahoma City Dodgers plated six runs in the second inning en route to a rain-shortened 7-5 victory over Omaha on Wednesday evening at Werner Park.

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