HASTINGS – After facing each other four times previously this season – including three times in district play – Elkhorn and Skutt Catholic will tangle again on Friday in the winners’ bracket final at the Class B state tournament in Hastings.
Elkhorn, the top seed in the tournament, got a grand slam at the plate from Sydney Nuismer, who also struck out nine of the batters she faced as the Antlers downed Hastings 11-0 in four innings in a semifinal game Thursday.
Meanwhile, Skutt Catholic freshman Ruby Meylan went 4-for-4 with two homers as the Skyhawks defeated Beatrice 8-5 in the other semifinal.
Beatrice bounced back to beat Crete 12-2 in a losers’ bracket game and Omaha Gross rallied for a 12-11 win over Hastings in eight innings in the losers’ bracket to keep both the Orangewomen and Cougars in the Class B title hunt.
To view all the box scores and results from the Class B tournament on Thursday, please click here.
Winners’ bracket semifinals
Elkhorn 11, Hastings 0 (4 innings)
Skutt Catholic 8, Beatrice 5
Losers’ bracket first round
Crete 9, North Platte 5
Omaha Gross 12, Blair 6
Losers’ bracket second round
Beatrice 12, Crete 2
Omaha Gross 12, Hastings 11 (8 innings)