CENTRAL CITY -- The Wilber American Legion Seniors baseball team suffered their first lost Monday night at the Class C State Tournament in Central City.
In a battle between the tournament's only two remaining unbeaten teams, Wilber fell to David City 6-0.
David City scored two runs in the fourth inning and one run in the fifth inning to make it 3-0. They pulled away with three runs in the seventh inning to win 6-0.
Wilber had just three hits in the game. Cooper Bates suffered the loss on the mound, but Wilber had six errors behind him.
David City scored six runs on seven hits. Their defense had three errors in the game.
With the loss, Wilber dropped to an elimination game Tuesday night against PWG. For those results, see Thursday's Daily Sun.
If Wilber can stay alive with a win Tuesday night, they would advance to the championship game on Wednesday at 5 p.m. where they would either have to win back-to-back games over Yutan and David City, or beat David City twice.
David City has guaranteed themselves a spot in the championship game. Whether they will have to be beaten once or twice depends on the result of their game with Yutan Tuesday night.
Wilber had little trouble in the first two games of the tournament. They beat Pierce 9-0 in the first round behind Josh Kalkwarf's pitching performance. Spencer Thompson led Wilber to victory on the mound in their 13-2 win over Yutan in the second round.
Wilber is trying to win a second state championship in as many years. Last year, they won it at the Juniors level when Tri County hosted the Class C State Tournament.