HASTINGS – Cozad rebounded from a 10-0 loss to GACC on Wednesday to win two on Thursday to advance to the final three on Friday. The Haymakers matched up against Central City for the first elimination game. Cozad and the Bison had met in September with Central City winning 7-2. It was a much different contest this time as Cozad routed the Bison 14-0 in four innings. The Haymakers exploded for 10 runs in an error filled third inning to leave no doubt. Ali Arndt pitched well to take the win.
With that victory, Cozad took on Raymond Central in the next round. The Mustangs had lost to earlier in the tournament to Malcolm. Another strong third inning highlighted by a three-run homer by Chloe Lundgren set the tone for an 11-8 win for Cozad. Both teams exchanged blows before the Haymakers put Raymond Central away in the seventh. That win moves Cozad into another elimination game. A rematch against GACC. The Bluejays lost to Malcolm to set up the game. The winner faces the Clippers in the championship. The Haymakers and Bison play at 11:30 this morning the gam can be heard on 100.1 Fm and KAMI 1580 and krvn.com.