(Neb)-Chadron In Elimination Semis Of Panhandle Covid Conf Jr Tourney
CHADRON - Sidney/Cheyenne County sits in the catbird seat at the Panhandle COVID conference Junior Tournament, the region's coronavirus replacement this summer for American Legion baseball.
They need just 1 win today at Maurice Horse Field in Chadron to claim the title.
Top-seeded Sidney became the last unbeaten in the 5-team field Saturday with an 11-3 winners' bracket victory and will play either Alliance or Chadron Sunday at 4:30 for the championship.
The Chadron First National Bank Omaha Junior Nationals opened Saturday with a tough 5-4 loss to Alliance, but bounced back with a 9-7 win over Gering in an elimination game to move into Sunday's elimination semifinals.
Chadron had beaten Gering 8-0 on Friday, but Gering got the rematch by eliminating Sheridan County 10-1 in Saturday's second game.
Chadron and Alliance square off at 2:00 PM with the winner meeting Sidney/Cheyenne County at 4:30. If Sidney/Cheyenne County loses, a winner-take-all-second championship game will follow at 7:00.
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