July 4th, 2017
By Buck Mahoney
Kearney coach Matt Connot said “... their pitcher did a great job. He’s one of probably the top two or three guys we’ve seen. He had pretty good command of his fastball and his slider was pretty good. We don’t see a lot of guys with a good slider so it was tough to get anything going or keep anything going.”
Ryan Jungers, the Southwest pitcher, worked through a 1-2-3 seventh inning to close out the victory. Jungers threw just 97 pitches getting the complete-game victory, limiting Kearney to six hits while striking out five. He walked only one, and that turned into the first run of the two-run rally in the sixth.
But for the first four innings, Jungers was in total command. After Miller’s home run, he sat down the next nine batters before Miller singled in the fourth.