On Monday, Gretna defeated Nebraska City 10-0 and now in the championships of the Class B brackets of American Legion ball, they needed two games to win one and claim the championship.
Nebraska recruit Logan Ehlers forced a second game by leading Nebraska City to a 5-3 win by striking out 13. Ehlers, an eighth-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League Baseball draft, hasn’t decided yet on Nebraska or pro ball.
In the second game, the hot pitching hand belonged to Gretna’s Steve Weideman. He threw a three hitter and struck out 15 as Gretna rebounded for a 7-1 win, claiming their second straight Class B title. Gretna will now play Class C champion Wakefield on Saturday in a playoff game.