HASTINGS – Three days of 2022 NSAA State Softball Championships will take place in Hastings from Wednesday, October 12 – Friday, October 14.
From the Bill Smith Softball Complex, Class B will open the morning session at 9 a.m., followed by Class C first round games at 11:30 a.m. and Class A later in the afternoon at 2 p.m. all on Wednesday.
Teams who win in Classes B and C will play their second round at 4:30 p.m. while Class A round two games will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Teams who lose on Wednesday will advance to an elimination round on Thursday.
A northeast Nebraska representative is the co-op of Wisner-Pilger and Pender being the NEN Vipers in Class C.
#6 NEN will match up against #3 Bishop Neumann at 11:30 a.m. on field #3. This will be the third meeting between 24-5 Bishop Neumann and 23-8 NEN.
The Vipers won 5-3 to open the season on August 18 in Wahoo while Bishop Neumann won 9-6 in the C-3 Subdistrict Finals on October 3 held in Wahoo.
The Vipers picked up wins of 9-8 and 10-2 over St. Paul in the District Tournament while the Cavaliers won 8-0 and 12-4 over Chadron in their District final games.
Other first round 11:30 a.m. Class C match-ups will feature #1 Hastings St. Cecilia (32-2) vs. #8 Milford (21-8); #4 Central City (24-3) vs. #5 Malcolm (25-9) and #2 Yutan/Mead (29-1) vs. #7 Polk County (25-10).
Class A bracket.
Class B bracket.
Class C bracket.