Through the first three days, action in the 2018 American Legion Class C Seniors State Baseball Tournament exhibited the quality expected at such an event.
A well-matched field of eight teams displayed plenty of diamond acumen, resulting in a number of close, exciting contests.
Day one featured one-run victories by Creighton and Pender, and Sunday’s final game saw Pender do it again, rallying with four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to upend Wilber 7-6. Meanwhile, defending state champion David City looked every bit a repeat threat with two weekend victories by a cumulative 20-3 margin and a third straight win Monday night.
The double-elimination event was scheduled to continue with two games Tuesday, and the championship is set to be decided Wednesday evening.
Class C State Results
Saturday, July 28: Creighton 3, Gordon-Rushville 2; David City 10, Alma 2; Pender 5, DCB 4; Wilber 8, Albion 3
Sunday, July 29: Gordon-Rushville 10, Alma 5; DCB 5, Albion 1; David City 10, Creighton 1; Pender 7, Wilber 6
Monday, July 30: DCB 9, Creighton 7; Wilber 4, Gordon-Rushville 0; David City 2, Pender 1
Tuesday, July 31: DCB vs. Pender (5:00); David City vs. Wilber (8:00)
Wednesday, Aug. 1: Championship (5:00); Second game if necessary (8:00).