Kearney blanks North Platte in district opener

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Lexington, NE -- Kearney Runza took its first step towards a 13th consecutive Class A-7 legion baseball district title Friday night, shutting out North Platte 10-0 in the opening round out at Lexington.

Zane Schmidt crushed two long-balls in the victory, while Jared Wegner pitched a complete game shutout while also recording a homerun. Kearney advances to the district semifinal and will await the winner of the Hastings/Scottsbluff matchup.