Wayne Suffers B5 Area Loss In Finals, State Tourney Field About Set

WAYNE – After a five-team bracket was narrowed down to its top two teams, the Class B Area 5 Senior American Legion baseball tournament came to a close Tuesday evening.

From Hank Overin Field for the fifth straight day a baseball game was played in Wayne as #2 Wayne needed to win twice against #1 Columbus Lakeview.

Lakeview used three different pitchers and shutout Wayne, 9-0 in five innings to earn a trip to state.

Columbus Lakeview Post 283 scored two runs in the top of the first. Following two scoreless innings, Lakeview added four runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth to win 9-0 and improve to 16-2. Wayne Post 43 ended their season at 15-6.

Blake Bartos singled twice while Max Miller provided the third hit of the day for Post 43.

Jacob Kneifl (105 pitches) suffered the loss in four and two-thirds allowing seven runs (one earned) off six hits while striking out six batters and walking three. Reid Korth (29 pitches) came in for the final out of the fifth allowing two earned runs off one hit while walking three batters.

 

B5 Senior Final:

1 2 3 4 5 R H E

2 0 0 4 3  9 7 0 – Lakeview

0 0 0 0 0  0 3 2 – Wayne

 

Class B Area Final results:

Area 1 (Fairbury): #1 Hickman defeated #3 Beatrice, 11-3

Area 2 (Plattsmouth): #1 Plattsmouth defeated #5 Lincoln Christian, 10-1 while #2 Roncalli defeated Plattsmouth, 4-1 in the finals

Area 3 (West Point): #3 Waterloo-Valley defeated #6 Fort Calhoun, 8-6 while #4 Arlington defeated Waterloo-Valley, 8-2 in the finals

Area 4 (Wahoo): #5 Waverly outlasted #6 Wahoo, 23-16 in nine innings, as #1 Central City edged Waverly, 3-2 in the finals

Area 5 (Wayne): #1 Columbus Lakeview defeated #2 Wayne, 9-0

Area 6 (Minden): #4 McCook defeated #3 Doniphan-Trumbull, 11-1 and #2 Broken Bow defeated #1 Minden, 7-5. Finals are Wednesday, July 28 at 5 p.m. between Broken Bow and McCook

Area 7 (Alliance): #2 Alliance defeated #3 Ogallala, 14-2

 

Class B Senior Legion State Tournament in Crete will last from Saturday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 4 with Thursday August 5 being set for a rain day. Area 5 will open with Area 4 champion at 10 a.m.; followed by Area 7 vs. Area 3 at 1 p.m.; Area 1 vs. Area 6 at 4 p.m. and the host Crete vs. Area 2 at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Class C Area Final results:

Area 1 (Crofton): #5 Crofton defeated #2 Battle Creek, 12-8

Area 2 (Scribner): #1 Pender defeated #2 Wakefield, 13-5

Area 3 (Malcolm): #5 Louisville-Weeping Water defeated #2 Syracuse twice of 11-8 and 11-4 in winner-take-all final

Area 4 (Geneva): #3 Shelby-Osceola-Stromsburg defeated #4 Utica-Beaver Crossing, 12-9

Area 5 (Hebron): #1 Alma defeated #2 Bruning/Davenport-Shickley, 14-9 and will next face #3 Tecumseh at 6 p.m. on Wednesday

Area 6 (Ravenna): #1 Dannebrog-Cairo-Boelus (DCB) defeated #2 Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley (PWG), 18-6* DCB will represent Area 6 as Palmer is the host and automatically qualified

Area 7 (Bridgeport): #1 Imperial defeated #2 Valentine, 10-3

 

Class C Senior Legion State Tournament in Palmer will last from Saturday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 4 with Thursday, August 5 being set for a rain day. Area 5 vs. Area 4 at 11 a.m.; followed by Area 7 vs. Area 3 at 2 p.m.; Area 1 vs. Area 6 at 5 p.m. and the host Palmer (Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley) vs. Area 2 at 8 p.m.

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