Class C State Softball: Wayne, Arlington Each Win Tight Semifinal Games


HASTINGS – Both Arlington and Wayne rode standout performances from their pitchers on Thursday to advance to the winners’ bracket final in the Class C state softball tournament.

Top-seeded and undefeated Wayne got past Bishop Neumann 2-1 in the semifinals as Victoria Kniesche struck out 12 while allowing just four hits and one walk over seven innings for the Blue Devils.

In the other semifinal, second-seeded Arlington pitcher Sarah Theiler struck out nine over seven innings while limiting Centennial to four hits and no walks as the Eagles came away with a 1-0 victory.

Both Bishop Neumann and Centennial bounced back to win their losers’ bracket contest later in the evening and both remain alive in the chase for the Class C championship.

To see the boxscores and all the scores and stats from Thursday’s action in the Class C tournament, please click here.

Winners’ bracket semifinals

Wayne 2, Bishop Neumann 1
Arlington 1, Centennial 0

Losers’ bracket first round

Auburn 8, Cozad 0 (5 innings)
Milford 6, Guardian Angels CC 4

Losers’ bracket second round

Centennial 9, Auburn 4
Bishop Neumann 16, Milford 0 (4 innings)

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