State of Baseball in Kearney

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Runza came just short of winning the National Division Championship this week. While the Runza are not playing in the Nebraska Legion State Championship, it was a historic year for baseball in Kearney.

Mason Casper presents National Division runner-up plaque to Kearney Runza

For the first time, the city sported a high school team to go with the Runza. While the sport is growing in the area, Head Coach Brad Archer said nothing the state of baseball has not changed too much in Kearney.

"I think it's exactly the same place its always been. We've got good athletes. Good kids. Good baseball players," Archer said. "This season whether you take the spring season or the summer season and put them together, I think we had a year we normally had in the past during the summer. So, everything is good to go as far as I'm concerned."

The baseball season is officially over in Kearney for the year but they will be back for round two of the High School spring sports season, starting next March.