HASTINGS — Duncan Field will be the site for American Legion Regional Baseball August 7th through the 11th. State Championship teams from Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas will be represented in Hastings along with the host team Five Points Bank.
Hastings is the first Nebraska city to hold an American Legion Regional tournament since 2004. The Regional Committee has arranged special events into the tournament to encourage area and state residents to attend the games. Each game will have special recognitions for first pitch throwers including Hastings native and legend Tom Osborne.
Games begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Oklahoma and Texas State Champions taking the field. At 1 p.m. the Kansas Champion will battle the Missouri runner-up. At 4 p.m. the Missouri Champ will square off against the Nebraska Champion and at 7 p.m. opening ceremonies will take place followed by the Arkansas Champion taking on host Hastings Five Points Bank.
Games will continue throughout Sunday. The winner of this bracket will get to play in the American Legion World Series August 15th-19th in Shelby, North Carolina.