The Alliance Spartans are still alive in the Legion Baseball Juniors State Tournament after a 9-0 win Sunday afternoon.
JJ Garza pitched the shutout, allowing only three hits while Alliance overcame four errors to keep Wayne scoreless and eliminate Wayne from the tournament in Nebraska City.
Peyton Pinedo, Trevor Dubray and Garza all had two hits and E.J. Gomez blasted a three-run homer in the top of the seventh to squelch any hope for Wayne.
After a 5-1 loss to Nebraska City Saturday, Alliance had to win Sunday to play in today’s 1:00 contest against Auburn, which lost to Springfield 13-3 Sunday.
Tune in to KCOW, AM 1400 for Monday’s Alliance game broadcast. If the Spartans win again, they’ll play Tuesday late afternoon and be just one game from the championship series.
July 17 Games – MT
1:00 – Auburn vs. Alliance (Elimination Game)
4:00 – Nebraska City vs. Bennington (Elimination Game)
7:00 – Springfield vs. Waverly (Quarterfinals)