Papillion LaVista South/Associated Fire beat Hastings Five Points Bank 8-1 last night in the America Division of the Class A State Tournament in Omaha. Jared Foote was the losing pitcher. He went five innings and gave up eight runs and seven hits. Foote struck out three and walked one. Broc Dreher had three hits. Hastings is now 28-19 on the season and will play Lincoln Southwest/Pinnacle Bank in the elimination game at 5:00pm today. Lincoln Southwest/Pinnacle Bank eliminated Columbus Cornerstone Insurance yesterday 17-4. 1230AM KHAS will broadcast beginning with the pre-game show at 4:45pm.
In the National Division at Ryder Park, Grand Island Home Federal beat Ralston First State Bank 8-4. Alec Lee pitched 5 2/3 innings of no hit ball to pick up the win. Calvin Hehnke was 3-for-4 at the plate. Grand Island Home Federal will play Omaha Creighton Prep/PI Midwest in the winners bracket final at 7:30pm tonight. Omaha Creighton Prep/PI Midwest downed the Millard South 52 Patriots 9-4.
Kearney Runza stayed alive with an 8-7 win over Gretna/Nebraska Crossing. Kearney trailed 6-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. Chris Langin was the winning pitcher. Kearney will play Ralston First State Bank at 1:30pm today in the elimination game.
At the Class C Senior State Tournament in Hebron, Shelton/Gibbon beat Wymore 9-8 in 9 innings. Shelton/Gibbon will play Hebron in the winners bracket final at 8:00pm tonight. Hebron got by Creighton 3-2 in nine innings. In other action, Reed Stone struck out 13 to lead Sutton past Crofton 8-4 in the elimination game. Sutton will play Wymore in another elimination game at 2:00pm this afternoon.
In the Class A Juniors State Tournament at Elkhorn South, Grand Island Five Points Bank got by Millard West/Sportsclips 3-2. Grand Island will play the Millard South 52 Patriots at 7:00pm tonight in the winners bracket final.
Cleveland beat the Kansas City Royals 10-3 yesterday. Kansas City will open a series with the Minnesota Twins tomorrow night at 7:10pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.