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Kearney falls to North Platte in Area 7 elimination game

Runza starts hot, ties game late, but North Platte moves on to championship after 10-8 victory
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 10:36 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - It was do-or-die time at Memorial Field for both Kearney Runza and the North Platte Nationals on Friday night.

The winner of the game would move on to face Hastings Five Points Bank on Tuesday. The loser, sent home.

Kearney Runza got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but North Platte fought back, tying it up in the bottom half.

North Platte would then go on to take a commanding lead, only for Kearney Runza to tie it up at eight all later in the game.

In the end, North Platte finishes it off with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, as they win 10-8.

Kearney Runza’s season comes to an end with the loss.

North Platte will need to beat Hastings twice in order to clinch the Area 7 District championship tomorrow.

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