Class A

Game 1

Lincoln SW.......102 02X X — 5 8 5

Elkhorn............300 28X X — 13 9 0

W — Sydney Nuismer. L — Kelsey Kobza.

2B — LSW, Taylor Fritz, Abby Squier. E, Sydney Palmer.

HR — LSW, Squier. E, Camryn Cramer 2, Payton Cooley, Ella Dalton.

Camryn Cramer hit a walk-off grand slam to activate the mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth for No. 2 Elkhorn. It was her second home run of the game. Sydney Nuismer struck out nine in the circle for the Antlers, which won the 2018 Class B championship. Southwest was the Class A champion a year ago after beating Papillion-LaVista, but will have a long road back now through the loser’s bracket.

Game 2

Gretna..........001 103 7 — 12 10 1

Millard So........102 013 0 — 7 9 0

W — Grace Buffington. L — Jaclyn Morrissey.

2B — M, Desaree Cuevas.

HR — M, Abby Gerdes 2, Madi Hays 2. G, Nyleigh Carbaugh, Billie Andrews, Faith Mills, Kalee Higdon, Jenna Marshall, Jayden Haley.

No. 5 Gretna defeated No. 4 Millard South with some late arriving offense. The Dragons scored 10 of their 12 runs in the final two innings. A seven-run top of the seventh put Gretna into the winner’s bracket after Jerzi Rowe shut down the Patriots with a 1-2-3 bottom half. Millard South’s Abby Gerdes and Madi Hays each homered twice, but that was all of the Patriots’ offense in those swings. Gretna hit six homers.

Game 3

Lincoln NS.......013 101 0 — 6 13 3

Marian.............002 352 X — 12 8 1

W — Maddia Groff. L — Alexis Hubbard.

2B — LNS, Halie Gibson. M, Rylinn Groff, Tatum Villotta, Katrina Palmer.

HR — LNS, Lyndsey Roth, Gibson, Carly Dembowski, Alivya Bollen.

Despite being outhit by No. 6 Lincoln North Star, No. 3 Omaha Marian prevailed in its opener Thursday. Marian even did it without a home run. North Star slugged four in the game. Katrina Palmer drove in four runs for the Crusaders. Maddia Groff and Abigayle Russell combined for six strikeouts in the circle.

Game 4

Millard West..........000 0XX X — 0 0 1

P-LV.....................213 4XX X — 10 10 1

W — Jordyn Bahl. L — Rylee Johnson.

2B — PLV, Mikayla Jarecki, Kaylee Wagner.

HR — PLV, Bahl, Brooke Dumont, Kate Voisin.

2018 runner up and softball juggernaut Papillion-LaVista quickly got rid of Millard West Wednesday. After a pair of runs crossed for the Monarchs in the first inning, they added another in the second before three in the third and four in the fourth. Four players went yard as part of six extra-base hits. Brooke Dumont led with three RBIs. Jordyn Bahl tossed a no-hitter in the circle with nine strikeouts and she walked none.

Game 5

Gretna...............000 0XX X — 0 0 1

P-LV................204 4XX X — 10 10 0

W — Jordyn Bahl. L — Grace Buffington.

2B — PLV, Mikayla Jarecki, Kate Voisin.

3B — Haley Wilwerding.

HR — Jenna Hoelscher, Maggie Vasa, Jordyn Bahl 2.

Jordyn Bahl had a pretty good day for Papillion-LaVista. The junior threw a no-hitter in the Monarchs’ first game and then a perfect game, in four innings albeit, in the nightcap to improve the team to 2-0 in the Class A bracket. Bahl hit one homer in the first game and added two more against Gretna. She struck out 10 Dragons. Offense was no problem for PLV, knocking around 10 hits, two apiece from the first three batters in the order. The Monarchs play in the winner’s bracket final at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Game 6

Elkhorn……….000 000 001 — 1 7 0

Marian………..000 000 000 — 0 2 2

W — Sydney Nuismer. L — Maddia Groff.

2B — E, Ella Dalton.

Elkhorn and Omaha Marian battled for nine innings, but it was an error that scored the winning run and helped the Antlers advance with a 1-0 win. Elkhorn’s Sydney Nuismer threw nine innings and allowed only two hits and struck out 16. She issued just one walk. Marian’s Maddia Groff threw nine innings and gave up just the one unearned run on seven hits. She struck out 13. Kenzie Heedum scored the winning run for Elkhorn in the top of the ninth inning.

Game 7

Millard West..........009  001  2 — 12  10  3

Millard South.........101  001  2 — 5  9  4

W — Jayda VanAckeren. L — Jaclyn Morrissey.

2B — MW, Jayci Reimers, Ava Rongisch, Honnah Leo; MS, Taylor Hrabik, Abby Gerdes.

HR — MW, Olivia Richardson, Delaney Richardson.

Millard West scored nine of its 12 runs in the third innings, powering its way to a 12-5 victory. Olivia Richardson had two hits on the day, one of which was a home run. She drove in four runs while Delaney Richardson, who also had a homer, drove in three. Millard West's Jayda VanAckeren threw 6 2/3 innings and gave up just one earned run. She struck out five.

Game 8

Lincoln North Star..........050  00 — 5  6  4

Lincoln Southwest..........070  06 — 13  10  0

W — Kelsey Kobza. L — Hannah Roth.

2B — LNS, Kylie Shottenkirk; LSW, Emma Hain, Abbie Squier.

3B — LNS, Carly Dembowski.

HR — LNS, Hanna Roth; LSW, Skylar Pieper.

Lincoln Southwest may have scored in only two innings, but it certainly piled up the runs in those two frames. The Silver Hawks racked up seven runs in the second and six in the fifth to win 13-5. Abbie Squier, Emma Hain, and Skylar Pieper all had two RBIs. Squier and Hain each recorded a double, while Pieper hit a home run. 

Class B

Game 1

Seward..............012 110 2 — 7 9 0

Omaha Skutt.....100 000 0 — 1 3 2

W — Sydney Parra. L — Annabelle Newcomer.

2B — S, Claire Geidel.

HR — S, Grace Hamling, Hannah Benedict, Haley Marshall; OS, Hannah Camenzind.

Eight-seeded Seward upset No. 1 Omaha Skutt 7-1 behind three home runs and a top-notch pitching performance from Sydney Parra. The Bluejays’ ace threw seven innings, allowed just three hits and one run while striking out eight. Hannah Benedict and Claire Geidel each drove in two runs for Seward.

Game 2

Hastings.........000 000 0 — 0 1 4

Wayne...........310 000 X — 4 4 0

W — Tori Kniesche. L — Elle Douglas.

Tori Kniesche threw a complete game shutout, allowing one hit and striking out 19 batters. Aliah Schulz drove in two runs and Hope O’Reilly finished with one RBI. Kendall Dorey scored twice for the Blue Devils.

Game 3

Omaha Gross....110 000 — 2 6 1

Crete................330 004 — 10 12 1

W — Alexis Mach. L — Jordan Skradski.

2B — OG, Abbie Jo Gaube; C, Jennifer Cardona-Hernandez.

HR — OG, Jo Gaube, Ellie Zoucha; C, Cassidy Skillett.

The Crete offense poured on six runs in the first two innings and ended the game via the run rule with four runs in the sixth inning. Morgan Maly had four RBIs int he game while Alexis Mach and Cassidy Skillett each drove in two runs. Mach gave up two runs and struck out six. Abbie Jo Gaube led Omaha Gross with three hits and an RBI.

Game 4

Norris..........000 000 0 — 0 5 0

Beatrice......010 012 X — 4 4 1

W — Addison Barnard. L — Alexis Wiggins.

HR — B, Barnard, Carley Leners, Reganne Henning, Tavia Hausman.

Addison Barnard tossed a complete game shutout while the Beatrice offense scored all of its runs via solo home runs, coming from Barnard, Carley Leners, Reganne Henning, and Tavia Hausman. Barnard allowed just five hits and struck out 12.

Game 5

Seward........000 00X X — 0 0 2

Wayne.........430 10X X — 8 11 0

W — Tori Kniesche. L — Gillian Mettenbrink.

2B — W, Brooklyn Kruse.

HR — W, Kniesche, Hope O’Reilly, Kendall Dorey.

No. 4 Wayne put itself in prime position to repeat as softball champion. The Blue Devils moved up from Class C to B this fall, but its seemed to make no difference, especially behind ace Tori Kniesche, who no-hit Seward in Wednesday’s nightcap. Kniesche struck out 11 and walked none — a vast improvement from walking six Hastings Tigers in Wayne’s first game of the tournament.

Game 6

Crete....................222 20X X — 8 5 1

Beatrice.......102 0(13)X X — 16 12 4

W — Addison Barnard. L — Alexis Mach.

2B — B, Whitney Schwisow, Avery Barnard.

3B — C, Kaitlyn Wendt.

HR — C, Elizabeth Eltze, Morgan Maly. B, Hannah Lytle, Olivia Aden, Avery Barnard, Riley Schwisow.

GS — B, Lytle.

A 13-run fifth inning advanced No. 2 Beatrice to a date with No. 4 Wayne Thursday at 4:30 in the winner’s bracket final. Crete scored two runs in each of the first four innings, but Beatrice’s bats broke out in the bottom of the fifth, which eventually led to the game being ended via mercy rule. Beatrice hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the fifth — a grand slam by Hannah Lytle, and solo shots by Riley Shwisow and Avery Barnard.

Game 7

Omaha Skutt..........300  015  2 — 11  10  1

Hastings.................400  013  0 — 8  10  3

W — Hannah Camenzind. L — Elle Douglas.

2B — OS, Alexa Rose, Lauren Camenzind, Annabelle Newcomer, Sophia Hoffman; HHS, McKinsey Long, Kaelan Schultz, Faith Molina.

3B — OS, Emma Spizzirri.

HR — HHS, Molina (2).

Hastings had three errors that led to three unearned runs and contributed to Omaha Skutt's 11-8 victory. The Skyhawks had five extra base hits, including a triple from Emma Spizzirri, who finished the game with three RBIs. Faith Molina had a big day at the plate for Hastings, going 4-for-4 with two homers and a double.

Game 8

Norris...............000  002  07 — 9  12  1

Omaha Gross.....020  000  01 — 3  5  3

W — Alexis Wiggins. L — Jenna Skradski.

2B — N, Alexis Wiggins, Olivia Ozenbaugh; OG, Rachel Jacobson, Rosemary Brokke.

HR — N, Taylor McMurray, Olivia Ozenbaugh.

Norris scored two runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game and then tacked on seven in the eighth to win 9-3 in extra innings. Norris' Taylor McMurray and Olivia Ozenbaugh both hit home runs, while Ozenbaugh also had a double. McMurray drove in four runs while Ozenbaugh had three RBIs. Alexis Wiggins threw all eight innings and gave up just one earned run while striking out 14.

Game 9

Omaha Skutt.....101  001  1 — 4  4  3

Crete................000  020  0 — 2  4  5

W — Hannah Camenzind. L — Alexis Mach.

HR — OS, Lauren Camenzind, Ruby Meylan.

Omaha Skutt's Hannah Camenzind threw all seven innings and didn't allow an earned run. She walked just one batter and struck out 10. Lauren Camenzind and Ruby Meylan both homered for the Skyhawks.  

Class C

Game 1

Malcolm.............000 310 0 — 4 8 1

Fairbury..........122 024 X — 11 12 1

W — Jami Mans. L — Hailey Wessel.

2B — F, Jaelle Johnson, Ellie Ohlde.

HR — M, Alyssa Forik, Anna Schroeder; F, Mans, Claire Shumard, Johnson, Raven DeFrain.

Fairbury scored in every offensive inning except one, thanks to three-RBI performances from Jami Mans and Raven DeFrain. Both players homered in the game, while Mans also earned the win in the pitching circle. She threw seven innings and allowed four runs. Jaelle Johnson tallied four hits on the day for the Jeffs, including a double and a home run. Alyssa Fortik and Anna Schroeder each hit a home run for Malcolm.

Game 2

Kearney Catholic.....002 010 1 — 4 9 2

Cozad.....................104 010 X — 6 10 2

W — Reagan Armagost. L — Baylie Luedke.

2B — KC, Olivia Nore; C, Emma Coen (2).

HR — KC, Payton Schirmer, Christina Arram, Bralen Biddlecome; C, Haley Cargill, Hannah Guthard.

Emma Coen tallied three hits, including two doubles, and Haley Cargill drove in a pair of runs to lift Cozad past Kearney Catholic. Cargill and Hannah Guthard both hit home runs, while Reagan Armagost got the win in the circle, giving up just three earned runs and striking out 11.

Game 3

Arlington.........301 005 0 — 9 11 1

St. Cecilia........410 002 0 — 7 11 3

W — Sarah Theiler. L — Natalie Kissinger.

2B — A, Cadence Robinson; STC, Shaye Butler.

3B — A, Theiler.

HR — A, Kylee Bruning; STC, Kiersten Kober, Bailey Kissinger.

A five-run sixth inning boosted Arlington past St. Cecilia, 9-7. Kylee Bruning homered in the inning and Sarah Theiler hit a triple. Bruning had two RBIs on the day and Theiler drove in one run, while earning the win in the pitching circle. Cadence Robinson and Elaine Tierney each drove in two runs. Bailey Kissinger and Kiersten Kober homered for St. Cecilia, as Kober and Shaye Butler both drove in two runs to lead the team.

Game 4

Auburn..............400 030 — 7 11 5

GACC.............733 002 — 15 13 1

W — Erin Franzluebber. L — Kylie Allen.

2B — A, Melody Billings; G, Aubrey Kreikemeier, Brenna Rief, Kate Gnad.

HR — A, Madison Reiman; G, Avery Kreikemeier (2).

Both Avery Kreikemeier and Marissa Hunke drove in four runs in the win for Guardian Angels Central Catholic. Both players had three hits, as Kreikemeier homered twice. Brenna Rief and Livia Hunke each tallied two RBIs.

Game 5

Arlington...............000 0XX X — 0 1 2

GACC................313 3XX X — 10 13 0

W — Hailey Brenn. L — Erin Franzluebber.

2B — G, Kayla Fischer.

HR — G, Aubrey Kreikemeier, Jenna Shinstock, Avery Kreikemeier.

Guardian Angels Central Catholic improved to 2-0 with its second mercy rule victory of the day. Erin Franzluebber one-hit the Eagles and struck out six in the circle. The Bluejays slugged three home runs in the contest en route to a date with Fairbury at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Game 6

Cozad.........000 0XX X — 0 1 4

Fairbury......513 1XX X — 10 8 1

W — Jami Mans. L — Regan Armagost.

2B — F, Core DeBoer, Jaelie Johnson.

HR — F, Claire Shumard, Raven DeFrain 2, Ellie Ohide.

Top seed Fairbury improved to 2-0 in the Class C bracket after cruising to a 10-0 victory over Cozad in the winner’s bracket. Raven DeFrain finished 3-for-3 with four RBI, including a pair of home runs. Jercey Irish had the only Cozad hit off of Jami Mans, who struck out four in four innings.

Game 7

Kearney Catholic.....222  00 — 6  6  5

Malcolm.................185  1X — 15  9  1

W — Hailey Wessel. L — Baylie Luedke.

2B — KC, Elsie Hastings, Carleigh Eurek; M, Taylor Glause, Elisa Palder.

3B — M, Jordyn Virus.

HR — KC, Carleigh Eurek; M, Mikayla DeBaets, Hailey Wessel.

After Kearney Catholic took a 4-1 lead in the top of the second, Malcolm exploded for eight in the bottom of the frame and five more in the third. The Clippers scored in every offensive inning en route to the 15-6 win. Mikayla DeBaets led the way with three RBIs, with her one hit being a home run. Hailey Wessell also homered.

Game 8

Auburn..........003  23 — 8  7  1

St. Cecilia......000  00 — 0  2  2

W — Kylie Allen. L — Natalie Kissinger.

2B — A, Leah Grant (2).

Auburn's Kylie Allen gave up just two base hits as the Bulldogs shut out St. Cecilia 8-0. Allen struck out five and walked none. Leah Grant paced the Auburn offense with three hits, including two triples, while Macy Rieschick and Shelby Neiman both drove in two runs. The Hawkettes committed two errors that led to two unearned runs. 

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