State Baseball: Waverly’s pursuit of first Class B state title falls short vs. Elkhorn North
Waverly's Cinderella run ended just short of a championship Friday, as Elkhorn North's Colin Nowaczyk struck out 10 batters in a shutout of the Vikings.
OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – Waverly’s Cinderella run ended just short of a championship Friday, as Elkhorn North’s Colin Nowaczyk struck out 10 batters in a shutout of the Vikings.
Both Nowaczyk and Waverly pitcher Payton Engel pitched the entire game for their respective teams.
Elkhorn North scored their first run in the third inning. Bodie Sellmeyer flew out to center field, but Isaiah Miller tagged up from third and crossed home before the ball made it back to the plate.
Luke Tillman’s RBI single in the sixth inning brought Drew Harper home to give the Wolves a 2-0 advantage.
Nowacyzk struck out two batters to start the bottom of the seventh, before Ryan Harrahill caught a foul ball off of Drew Miller’s bat to secure the victory for Elkhorn North.
The Vikings, who entered the tournament as the eighth seed, upset #1 Norris and won the winner’s bracket to clinch a spot in the championship.
Waverly’s second place finish is the best finish the school has had in their history in the Class B baseball tournament.