GERING – Following a postponement over the weekend for several Senior American Legion baseball games, area tournaments have gone final.
Earlier this week Wakefield Post 81 won three games in four days to be crowned B5 Area champs. Post 81 defeated Central City 8-2 Friday before winning 7-1 against Columbus Lakeview Saturday. Lakeview then beat Wakefield 7-6 Monday before Post 81 won the winner-take-all championship game 8-4 thanks to a six-run sixth inning.
The 2018 Class B Senior Legion champion were Springfield who defeated Wahoo in Wayne. Springfield topped Wahoo in the Area 2 championship game.
Other area finals:
Area 1 (Nebraska City): Hickman defeated Nebraska City Wednesday, 6-0
Area 2 (Springfield): Springfield defeated Wahoo Wednesday, 9-6
Area 3 (Blair): Bennington defeated Blair Wednesday, 12-2
Area 4 (York): Seward defeated Crete Wednesday, 10-3
Area 6 (Cozad): McCook defeated Cozad Tuesday, 10-4
Area 7 (Ogallala): Alliance defeated Ogallala Tuesday, 2-1 in 11 innings
Host: Gering (went 1-2 in Area 7)
Official state bracket in Gering beginning Saturday, July 27 – Wednesday, July 31 (games times in mountain time). Seward (Area 4) vs. Alliance (Area 7) at 10 a.m.; Hickman (Area 1) vs. Bennington (Area 3) at 1 p.m.; McCook (Area 6) vs. Springfield (Area 2) at 4 p.m. and Wakefield Post 81 (Area 5) vs. Gering (host) at 7 p.m.
Coverage of the Wakefield Post 81 vs. Gering contest can be heard on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and online at waynedailynews.com. First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT.
Last summer, David City won their second straight Class C Senior Legion championship by defeating Pender. David City was eliminated by Syracuse earlier this week on Monday.
Class C Senior Legion area finals:
Area 1 (Hartington): Hartington defeated Ponca Tuesday, 1-0 (walk-off in seventh)
Area 2 (Wisner): Pender defeated Hooper-Scribner Tuesday, 5-0
Area 3 (North Bend): Shelby-Osceola-Stromsburg defeated Syracuse Tuesday, 4-3
Area 4 (Wilber): Bruning-Davenport/Shickley defeated Wymore Wednesday, 4-0
Area 5 (Boelus): DCB defeated Sutton Tuesday, 2-1
Area 6 (Ravenna): Twin River defeated Ravenna Tuesday, 8-5
Area 7 (Valentine): Valentine defeated Bridgeport Monday, 9-5
Host: Syracuse (3-2 runner-up in Area 3)
Official state bracket in Syracuse beginning Saturday, July 27 – Wednesday, July 31 (game times in central time). BDS (Area 4) vs. Valentine (Area 7) at 10 a.m.; Hartington (Area 1) vs. SOS (Area 3) at 1 p.m.; Twin River (Area 6) vs. Pender (Area 2) at 4 p.m. and DCB (Area 5) vs. Syracuse (host) at 7 p.m.