There was an “Opening Day” kind of excitement at Tuesday’s reopening of Duncan Field. The parking lot was full, the seats were packed, and the Five Points Bank American Legion baseball team was taking on rival Kearney.
The stage was set for a memorable evening. Unfortunately for Hastings fans, it was memorable for Kearney starting pitcher Peyton Pocock.
FPB lost its first game in the renovated ballpark as Pocock no-hit Hastings en route to a 7-0 victory.
“We’re a lot better than that, and we know it. We’ve played better than that. We’ve shown that,” said Five Points Bank coach Russ Kindig.