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Columbus wins weather-delayed game, advances to State Tournament for first time in 68 years

Published: May. 10, 2021 at 6:39 PM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 6:50 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Tadan Bell made a sliding, game-ending catch and a wild celebration began at Den Hartog Field. Bell’s heroics secured Columbus’ first NSAA State Baseball Tournament appearance since 1953.

“Once I realized I had it in my glove, I was pretty surprised,” Bell said.

The catch ended a 10th-inning threat by Lincoln East, which brought the tying run to the plate. Columbus held on for the 7-4 victory after a nerve-racking 48 hours.

The District A-3 Final started on Saturday, but was delayed due to weather. Discoverers players say it made the victory even sweeter.

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