Kearney wins GNAC softball tournament

Fourth seeded Kearney topped third seeded Norfolk 14-5 Saturday to capture the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference softball tournament hosted by Scottsbluff.

Kearney had to battle by eighth seeded Lexington, 9-8, in the semifinals to get a shot for the top spot. Lexington settled for fourth place following a 14-2 setback to McCook in the third place game.

Top seeded North Platte fell to Lexington in the opening round, 7-4. They ended up beating Hastings 8-0 in the fifth place game.

Scottsbluff went 1-2 on the day. The sixth seeded Bearcats lost 9-1 in the opening round to Norfolk. Hastings topped the Cats 12-7 in the second round. Scottsbluff ended the day with a 2-0 shutout win over Columbus.

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