2001 STATE SOFTBALL

 

The ninth State Softball Tournament was held October 10, 11 and 12, 2001 at Seymour Smith Fields in Omaha. Directors were Bill Lewis, NSAA; Duane Haith, Omaha Public Schools; Sue Mehaffey, Omaha Public Schools; and Paul Pennington, Omaha Central High School.

 

Six district champions and two wild card teams from each class comprised the field. The Class A wild cardteams were Omaha Marian and Papillion-LaVista. The wild cards teams in Class B were Lincoln Pius X and Omaha Mercy.The Class C tournament was added for the 2001 season with Milford and Valley gaining wild-card berths to the state tournament. Paid attendance: 5492.

 

2001 State Softball Tournament Results

Class A

First Round

Lincoln Southeast 6, Millard West 1

Millard North 3, Lincoln East 0

Omaha Burke 4, Omaha Marian 0

Papillion-LaVista 1, North Platte 0

 

First Round Loserís Bracket

Lincoln East 3, Millard West 0

Omaha Marian 2, North Platte 0

 

Second Round Winnerís Bracket

Lincoln Southeast 3, Millard North 0

Papillion-LaVista 1, Omaha Burke 0 (8 in.)

 

Second Round Loserís Bracket

Omaha Burke 7, Lincoln East 0

Omaha Marian 2, Millard North 0

 

Semifinal Winnerís Bracket

Papillion-LaVista 1, Lincoln Southeast 0

 

Semifinal Loserís Bracket

Omaha Burke 2, Omaha Marian 0

 

Final Loserís Bracket

Lincoln Southeast 1, Omaha Burke 0

 

Championship Final

Papillion-LaVista (29-8) 2, Lincoln Southeast (42-3) 1 (8 in.)

Championship Coach: Mike Govig

 

 

Class B

First Round

Beatrice 1, Grenta 0

Lincoln Pius X 1, Omaha Mercy 0

Hastings 5, McCook 3

Elkhorn 2, Omaha Skutt Catholic 0

 

First Round Loserís Bracket

Gretna 8, Omaha Mercy 5

Omaha Skutt Catholic 3, McCook 0 (8 in.)

 

Second Round Winnerís Bracket

Lincoln Pius X 3, Beatrice 0

Elkhorn 1, Hastings 0

 

Second Round Loserís Bracket

Hastings 8, Grenta 0

Beatrice 2, Omaha Skutt Catholic 0

 

Semifinal Winnerís Bracket

Elkhorn 2, Lincoln Pius X 0

 

Semifinal Loserís Bracket

Beatrice 8, Hastings 0

 

Final Loserís Bracket

Beatrice 2, Lincoln Pius X 0

 

Championship Final

Beatrice 2, Elkhorn 1

Beatrice (32-4) 3, Elkhorn (25-5) 0

Championship Coach: Robin Shainost

 

Class C

First Round

Ashland-Greenwood 1, Bennington 0

Milford 10, Fairbury 3

Valley 4, Centennial 2

Cozad 1, Columbus Lakeview 0

 

First Round Loserís Bracket

Bennington 4, Fairbury 1

Centennial 4, Columbus Lakeview 3 (9 in.)

 

Second Round Winnerís Bracket

Ashland-Greenwood 6, Milford 4

Cozad 4, Valley 0

 

Second Round Loserís Bracket

Bennington 6, Valley 2

Centennial 6, Milford 3

 

Semifinal Winnerís Bracket

Cozad 8, Ashland-Greenwood 1

 

Semifinal Loserís Bracket

Bennington 2, Centennial 0

 

Final Loserís Bracket

Ashland-Greenwood 3, Bennington 2

 

Championship Final

Cozad (23-5) 7, Ashland-Greenwood (14-11) 0

Championship Coach: Jerrad Hardin