By: Mike Glesinger
The Alliance First National Spartan Senior American Legion baseball team will host the Class B, Area 7 tournament beginning Friday, July 23 at Bower/Shankland Field. Gering will be the top seed in the 5-team, double elimination tournament. The rest of the field includes #2 seed Alliance, #3 seed Ogallala, #4 seed Chadron and #5 seed Sidney.
The opening game will be at 4:30 pm (MT) July 23 with Ogallala vs Chadron. Alliance will face Sidney at 7 pm (MT). Gering will meet the Chadron-Ogallala losing team on Saturday, July 24, at 4:30 pm with the Alliance-Sidney winner vs the Ogallala-Chadron winner at 7 pm Saturday. The tournament continues into Sunday, July 25, with games scheduled for 2 and 5:30 pm. Depending on the outcome of Saturday and Sunday games, there will be an elimination game Monday, July 26, at 6 pm, with the Championship game at 4:30 pm Tuesday, July 27.... if a second game is necessary , that would be played immediately following the first game.
The Area 7 Champion will advance to the Class B State Tournament in Crete beginning July 31.