Gretna captured the Class B American Legion state title in Wayne with a 10-4 win over Nebraska City thanks to a four run first inning. Yutan won the Class C final over Wakefield 2-1 in nine innings in West Point, denying Wakefield’s longtime coach Paul Eaton his 12th state senior title.
Gretna scored six unearned runs on the day as Nebraska City just didn’t have enough gas in the tank after beating Omaha Roncalli 3-2 in nine innings earlier on Tuesday to advance to the final. Nebraska City’s Logan Ehlers, an NU recruit pitched and hit well all summer and now will tryout for the Junior National team.
To get to the Class C final, Wakefield needed eight innings to get past Adams after building a 5-0 lead and then falling behind 6-5
Class A runner up Millard West at 41-4 will play Louisiana champion New Orleans Post 288 on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the regional opener at Enid, Okla.