UPDATE: Auburn Public Schools officials announced Sunday there will be no school Wednesday and Thursday so students, staff and fans can cheer on the state softball team in Hastings. A decision on school for Friday will be made Thursday evening.
AUBURN, Neb. – Rain made conditions unplayable at the Class C1-1 District Softball Tournament on Thursday and Friday, postponing the tournament until Saturday. But, once the conditions improved, it cleared a path for Auburn to qualify for their second-straight state tournament.
The Bulldogs snagged a late lead and defeated Conestoga, 8-5, in the district championship in Auburn.
The game was tied at four with Auburn batting in the top of the sixth when Macy Rieshick singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. Conestoga evened things at four in the bottom of the fifth inning when an error scored one run.
Kylie Allen was the winning pitcher. She lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out four. Macy Rieshick started the game for Auburn, allowing four hits and two runs over three and a third innings.
Reagan Ruffner took the loss for Conestoga. She allowed nine hits and eight runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out three.
The Bulldogs finished with 10 hits. Meg Rieschick, Mollie Grant, and Macy Rieshick each had two hits.
B-1 at Blair
Monday: Ralston vs. Plattsmouth, TBA. (completion of suspended game). Omaha Gross vs. Nebraska City, TBA. (completion of suspended game). Omaha Skutt vs. Platteview, TBA. Gretna vs. R-P winner, TBA. OG-NC winner vs. OS-P winner, TBA. Championship: TBA
B-2 at Blair
Elkhorn South 9, DCW/Concordia 3
Elkhorn 10, Blair 3
Elkhorn South 13, Elkhorn 5
B-3 at York Ballpark Complex
Waverly 7, Wahoo 0
Crete 8, Beatrice 0
Seward 12, Norris 5
York 10, Waverly 8
Crete 3, Seward 1
Crete 2, York 1
B-4 at Columbus
Wisner-Pilger 12, Columbus Lakeview 0
David City/East Butler 15, Schuyler 0
O’Neill 14, South Sioux City 0
Monday: Wayne vs. W-P/CLV winner, 10 a.m. DC/EB-Schuyler winner vs. O’Neill-SSC winner, 10 a.m. Championship: 11:30 a.m.
B-5 at Smith Complex, Hastings
Hastings 8, GI Northwest 0
Holdrege 12, Adams Central 0
GI Northwest 3, Holdrege 1
Hastings 10, GI Northwest 0
B-6 at Jaycee Complex, McCook
North Platte 4, McCook 0
Alliance 14, Cozad 0
McCook 7, Alliance 2
McCook 6-13, North Platte 5-6
C-1 at Auburn City Rec. Complex
Auburn 3, Conestoga 1
Cass County Central 7, Falls City 2
Conestoga 8 Cass County Central 5
Auburn 8, Conestoga 5
C-2 at Arlington
Fort Calhoun 7, Yutan/Mead 0
Tekamah-Herman 5, Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 0
Arlington 10, North Bend Central 0
Wahoo Neumann 5, Fort Calhoun 4
Arlington 9, Tekemah-Herman 0
Arlington 6, Wahoo Neumann 2
C-3 at Fairbury
Malcolm vs. Fairbury
C-4 at Timmerman Park, West Point
Highway 91 15, Pierce 11, 9 inn.
Ponca 4, West Point-Beemer 1
Boone Central/NG 10, Madison-Humphrey-Lindsay 0
West Point GACC 15, Highway 91 2
Ponca 1, BC/Newman Grove 0
West Point GACC 16, Ponca 4
C-5 at Genoa City Park
Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan 7, Centennial 1
Twin River 10, Central City 2
Centennial 10 Twin River 8
Fillmore Central/E-M 12, Centennial 3
C-6 at Chadron Hampton Field
Chadron 12, CCV 3
Chadron 11-16, SV/Alma 0-13