WICHITA, Kansas – Entering the opening round of the 5A State Baseball Tournament with a 7-1 record, Maize South pitcher Nate McBroom helped lead the Mavericks to a 10-4 victory over Newton on Thursday.
Pitching a complete game, McBroom finished with four runs on eight hits and struck out two batters over seven innings.
Delivering at the plate, several players from South had multiple hits in the victory to help put the game out of reach.
Coach Chad Christensen and the Mavericks will square off with Blue Valley Southwest in the semifinals on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Eck Stadium. BVSW advanced with a 7-0 win over Bishop Carroll on Thursday.
The 5A State Championship game is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night.