LIBERTY — Three area teams — Liberty, Liberty North and Kearney — are set to compete in a five-team Class 4 District 15 tournament Wednesday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 18 at Liberty High School.
Liberty North (19-4) earned the top seed of the tournament and will play the winner of fourth-seeded Kearney (14-11) against fifth-seeded North Kansas City (5-12) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The Bulldogs’ opening round result against the Hornets was not available before press time. They were scheduled for a 5 p.m. first pitch.
No. 2 Liberty (21-4) opens district play with a semifinal contest against No. 3 Park Hill South (14-13) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The semifinal winners will meet in a district championship contest at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
If both Liberty squads advance to the title game, they’d meet for a third time this season. Liberty North won both games by a single run, 6-5 and 5-4, handing Liberty two of its four losses on the regular season.
The Eagles ended the season with a 6-5 road win at Lee’s Summit on Monday, Oct. 14.
The Blue Jays were scheduled for a nonconference game against Smithville on Monday, Oct. 14, but it was canceled so the Warriors could reschedule a conference game.
Kearney finished the season on a six-game win streak, capped by two wins against Boonville (15-6) and Carthage (11-4) at the Carthage Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Elsewhere, Smithville is set to hit the road for Class 3 District 16 action in St. Joseph.
The top-seeded Warriors (15-10) are slated to play the St. Joseph Lafayette-Cameron winner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
On the other side of the bracket, Savannah owns the No. 2 seed, while Excelsior Springs is the third seed and St. Joseph Benton is sixth.
The championship game is slated for a 1 p.m. first pitch Friday, Oct. 19.
In a regular season finale, Makaela Carr pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Warriors to a 1-0 victory over Platte County on Monday, Oct. 14.
Carr allowed three hits and struck out 10 batters.