North Platte currently has a 26-17 record on the year and will play third-seeded Hastings. Scottsbluff earned the No. 1 seed for the tournament and has a first round bye. Kearney is the No. 4 seed and will play fifth-seeded Lexington for the right to play Scottsbluff.
The tournament begins Friday, July 18 with No. 5 Lexington Pinnacle Bank playing No. 4 Kearney Runza at 4:00 pm at Bill Wood Field. The second-seeded North Platte First Nationals will then play No. 3 Hastings at 7:00 pm that night.
It is a double elimination tournament that culminates on Tuesday, July 22 with a 4:00 pm championship game.
The First Nationals are 0-2 this season against Hastings. The two teams played a doubleheader in Hastings on June 10 and Hastings won 6-1 and 8-4.
North Platte’s record against the rest of the teams in the tournament are as follows:
2-2 vs. Scottsbluff- Lost at Scottsbluff 7-0 and 11-10; won in North Platte 12-4 and 10-1.
1-1 vs. Kearney- Won in North Platte 6-5; lost in Kearney 7-0.
1-0 vs. Lexington- Won in North Platte 9-0.
The cost of admission will be $6 for adults, $3 for students and veterans get in free.
The bracket can be seen below.
Larger version of the bracket: A-7 District Tournament Bracket