The North Platte First National Bank Juniors scored two runs in the seventh inning on Sunday to get past Kearney and advance at the state tournament with a 6-4 victory.
North Platte (24-32) will play the loser of Papillion-LaVista and Omaha Westside on Monday.
North Platte, a never-say-die underdog and the host of the tournament, now has a 1-1 record in the double elimination tourney. The First Nationals put a complete game together to defeat Kearney for the first time this season in five meetings.
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