Senior American Legion Central Plains Baseball Regional Results

RAPID CITY, SD – It came down to another rematch of the two Nebraska Senior American Legion Class A baseball teams deciding the Central Plains Regional Tournament.

From Fitzgerald Stadium at Black Hills Surgical Hospital Ballpark in Rapid City, South Dakota, eight teams across five states represented the Central Plains Region.

Nebraska Champion Millard South Post 374 began the tournament last Wednesday with a 12-2 victory over the Iowa champion, Moville Post 303 before securing a Thursday victory of 11-3 against the North Dakota champion West Fargo Post 308.

Nebraska Runner-up, Creighton Prep (Omaha Post 1) edged out the Minnesota runner-up of Mankato Post 11 by the score of 6-5 and also picked up a 12-2 win over the Minnesota Champion of St. Michael Post 567 on day two.

Both teams Nebraska teams met Friday evening which favored Creighton Prep over Millard South, 6-5.

Creighton Prep then defeated St. Michael (MN) for a second time, 1-0 to earn a spot in the championship game as Millard South also won by a run of 7-6 over Mankato (MN) on Saturday.

Championship Sunday featured another great display of American Legion baseball. Millard South went out to capture the first victory of 9-3 before Creighton Prep held onto win 7-4 in the winner-take-all championship game.

Creighton Prep (Omaha Post 1) will represent the Central Plains Region in the American Legion World Series scheduled for Thursday, August 11 – Tuesday, August 16 in Shelby, North Carolina.

American Legion World Series schedule.

The Nebraska team will open with Idaho Falls, ID at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Creighton Prep will be among the Stars Division with teams from Virginia, Michigan and Idaho.

Other first round match-ups will feature Chesapeake (VA) vs. Midland (MI) at 10 a.m.; Troy (AL) vs. Shrewsbury (MA) at 1 p.m. and League City (TX) vs. Camden (SC) at 4 p.m.