The North Platte 10-year-old All Stars were defeated Sunday 11- 7 by the state champions from Baxter, Minn. in the regional tournament in Chadron.North Platte jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and led 5-2 at the end of three innings in the six-inning game.
But the hard slugging Minnesota team rallied to take a 7-5 lead after four innings.
North Platte countered and tied the game, 7-7, until the bottom of the fifth when Minnesota took the lead for good, 11-7.
North Platte was 1-2 in the highly competitive tournament. The other loss was by two runs to the Minnesota team on Saturday.
North Platte left its mark. Treyce Barker finished the tourney in the top three of several batting categories. Teammate Cole Wright (the winner of the fastest pitch contest) was near the top in pitching categories.