Hastings scored in the bottom of the 10th inning on Friday to defeat the North Platte FNBO Seniors, 6-5, in the opening game of the Area 7 district tournament in Kearney.
Next, North Platte (30-14) will play in the double elimination on Saturday when they take on Lexington in an elimination game at 5 p.m.
Hastings got out to a 4-0 lead after scoring a run in the second inning, then added two in the third and one in the fourth.
The Nationals got on the board in the fifth and stormed ahead in the sixth with four runs. But Hastings scored in the bottom half of the inning to tie it back up.
The game remained tied at 5-5 until Hastings scored the winning run in the 10th.
North Platte’s next opponent, Lexington, lost 16-8 to Twin Cities on Friday. It will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Twin Cities advanced to play No. 1 seed Kearney on Saturday.
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