SYRACUSE — Dannebrog-Cairo-Boelus completed an unbeaten Class C seniors state tournament with a 4-1 victory over Pender Wednesday to claim the state title.

DCB got off to a fast start with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Payton Dowse was hit by a pitch to lead off the game. He moved to second on a walk to Ben Noakes.

Dawson Caspersen was then hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Elijah Boersen singled to drive in two runs.

DCB (28-4) added another run in the fourth. Austin Simmons started it off by reaching on an error. Noah Boersen then reached on an infield hit and Juan Perez followed with a bunt single to load the bases.

With one out, Dowse grounded into a force out to drive in a run.

In the fifth inning, Elijah Boersen reached on a walk. He stole second and scored on a single by Spencer Meyer for a 4-0 lead.

Meyer recorded the complete-game win, throwing 94 pitches while giving up seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

Pender 000 000 1—1 7 3

DCB 200 110 x—4 5 2

WP — Meyer. LP — Rutar. 2B — P: Ferguson.

State Tournament Glance



National Division

At Kearney


Millard West 7, Omaha South 3, Omaha South eliminated

Kearney Runza 6, Papillion 5, Papillion eliminated

Gretna 3, Lincoln Southwest 2


Kearney Runza 15, Lincoln Southwest 9, Lincoln Southwest eliminated

Millard West 12, Gretna 3


Kearney Runza 4, Millard West 3, Millard West eliminated

Championship — Gretna 5, Kearney 1

American Division

At Omaha Creighton Prep


Elkhorn South 2, Papillion South 0, Papillion South eliminated

Millard South 2, Omaha Creighton Prep 0, Creighton Prep eliminated

Lincoln North Star 11, Elkhorn 0

Fremont 3, Hastings 2, 8 innings


Millard South 19, Lincoln North Star 2, Lincoln North Star eliminated

Elkhorn South 5, Fremont 3


Millard South 6, Elkhorn South 5, Elkhorn South eliminated

Championship — Fremont 8, Elkhorn South 2


At Gering


Springfield 10, Hickman 9, 8 innings, Hickman eliminated

Bennington 6, Alliance 2


Bennington 9, Springfield 5, Springfield eliminated

Championship — Bennington 9, Alliance 8


At Syracuse

Sunday’s Games

Valentine 6, SOS 5

Syracuse 7, Twin River 5

Monday’s Games

BDS 8, Hartington 7

DCB 3, Pender 2

Syracuse 4, Hartington 3, Hartington eliminated

Pender 8, Valentine 0, Valentine eliminated

DCB 4, BDS 3

Tuesday’s Games

Pender 3, BDS 0, BDS eliminated

DCB 8, Syracuse 3, Syracuse eliminated

Wednesday’s Games

Championship — DCB 4, Pender 1


Tuesday’s Games

Lincoln Southwest 4, Papillion 1, Papillion eliminated

Millard West 10, Millard North 1

Wednesday’s Games

Lincoln Southwest 3. Millard West 2, Millard West eliminated

Championship — Millard North 7, Lincoln Southwest 4

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