Omaha Westside had the tying runs on second and third with one out, but two strikes ended their rally, losing its opening game at the American Legion Central Plains Regional, 4-2 to Carroll County, Iowa. Chris Halbur scattered five hits and struck out nine in eight innings to lead Iowa champion Carroll County to a 4-2 win. The loss drops Westside into the loser’s bracket at 10 a.m. against West Fargo, ND.
West Fargo lost to Creighton Prep 15-4. Prep scored 14 in the first two innings. West Fargo scored four runs over the final four innings but it wasn’t enough to prevent the 10-run mercy rule from being implemented in the seventh inning. Prep will face Carroll County, Iowa today at 5 p.m.