FPB improves to 7-1 in league

North Platte's Marcus Silos loses the ball as he tags Hastings
Five Points Bank's Jamison Cockrell as he slides into home in
the fourth inning Tuesday night at Prairie Ridge Park in

The Hastings Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team entered its Cornhusker League doubleheader Tuesday against North Platte First Nationals on a roll after winning the Ralston wood bat tournament.

Tuesday night, FPB players Jamison Cockrell and Brady Staton overcome some past struggles and also got on a roll.

Cockrell finished the night with four hits, four runs and two RBIs, while Staton delivered a critical three RBI double in the second game to help Hastings sweep the series 6-1 and 8-4 to improve to 12-7 overall and 7-1 in the league.

"(Jamison) didn't play hardly at all over the weekend. He was really struggling and his bat hadn't been there. He was a great teammate on the bench over the weekend. He stepped up tonight and really filled a hole for us," said FPB head coach Russ Kindig. "(Brady) is another guy who hasn't played for us a lot this year — he's had some arm problems — and he stepped in and did a great job for us tonight."

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