Omaha Skutt defeated Beatrice 6-1 Saturday at Ralston’s Wager Field to win the River Cities Conference softball tournament championship.
Kaylan Jablonski had 18 strikeouts and surrendered three hits. The All-Nebraska pick also had two hits, including a home run, and was intentionally walked twice.
Jablonski had eight strikeouts in Skutt’s 11-0, three-inning victory against Ralston in the semifinals. The Rams rebounded to defeat Omaha Gross 8-0 in the third-place game.
Patriots show their power to take tournament crown
Millard South won three games to win its Swing for the Cure tournament at the Westchester fields.
With the wind blowing out, there was plenty of offense in all six games. The Patriots (24-3) opened with an 11-8 win over Lincoln Southwest, followed by 15-3 routs of Omaha Central and Omaha Westside.
In the victory against the Silver Hawks, the teams combined for 10 home runs, including two by freshman Payton Huscroft. All-Nebraska catcher Madi Unzicker had two home runs and eight RBIs in the victory over the Eagles, while Unzicker’s younger sister Rylie had a grand slam and Jordyn Sturgeon also homered against the Warriors.
The other three teams all won one game. Westside defeated Central 11-10, Southwest beat Westside 13-0 and Central edged Southwest 6-3.
No. 1 Papillion-La Vista unbeaten at double dual
Papillion-La Vista won both games of the double dual it hosted for Lincoln Southeast, Omaha Burke and Bellevue West.
The No. 1 Monarchs routed Burke 9-1 and Southeast 13-0 in six innings. Sara Sempek had two home runs and three RBIs, and Taylor Pudenz added a home run against the Knights.
Against the Bulldogs, Amanda Butera and Julia Andersen had three hits for Papio (26-1).
Bellevue West defeated Burke 8-2, with Grace Glotfelty hitting a two-run homer for the Thunderbirds. Southeast edged Bellevue West 2-1 in the fourth game.