It’s Chadron versus Gering Tuesday for the Legion Baseball Area B7 Seniors District Title.
The Nationals kept its season alive on their home field Monday with an 11-1 win over Alliance, sending the Spartans home for the summer. Marcus Fernandez pitched no-hit ball up until the final two outs to earn the win. He allowed just two hits and the Nationals defense tightened up while Alliance had several errors that keyed Chadron’s big offensive night. Alliance committed seven miscues in the game and Chadron scored eight runs in the third inning on its way to the 10-run rule victory in five innings.
Six different Nationals collected a hit and those same six all drove in at least one run in a balanced attack at the plate. Fernandez had a two-run single, while Tyler Westlake and Andrew Smith each scored twice.
Chadron and Gering play tonight at 5:00 and if Gering wins they’re off to the State Tournament in Plattsmouth. If Chadron can force a Game Two tonight it’ll set up a winner take all scenario at Maurice Horse Field for a berth to State.
The season series is deadlocked at 2-2 with both teams winning one-run games against each other and just one game wasn’t close, a 10-2 Gering win in mid-June.
Here’s a look at the updated tournament bracket, game scores and times for Area B7.