NELIGH/PENDER – A pair of Class Senior American Legion area baseball tournaments are down to their final three teams.
Over the weekend, both the Class C Area 1 in Neligh and Class C Area 2 in Pender continued their respective tournaments.
In Neligh, Saturday scores favored #1 Battle Creek eliminating #3 Neligh, 18-3; #6 Ord eliminated #2 Creighton, 16-1 and #5 Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley won 4-2 over #4 Crofton. On Sunday, #1 Battle Creek advanced to Tuesday’s championship game with a 4-2 victory over #5 PWG as #4 Crofton eliminated #6 Ord, 19-10.
Today in Neligh from the Harold Cole Memorial Field, #4 Crofton and #5 PWG will play at 7 p.m. PWG won 4-2 on Saturday over Crofton. The winner will face Battle Creek (undefeated in tourney) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for a trip to state.
In Pender, Saturday scores favored #1 Pender eliminating #3 Wisner-Pilger/Dodge-Howells, 7-5; #2 Tekamah-Herman knocked out #6 Randolph, 15-3 and #4 Hartington won 13-9 over #5 Ponca. On Sunday, #1 Pender defeated #4 Hartington, 10-5 to advance to Tuesday’s championship game while #2 Tekamah-Herman eliminated #5 Ponca, 14-5.
Today in Pender from Nitzschke Field, #2 Tekamah-Herman will face #4 Hartington at 7 p.m. The winner will face Pender (undefeated in tourney) at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday for a trip to state.
The 2022 Class C Senior Legion State Tournament will be played in Wisner from Saturday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 3.