SALINA — And then there were four.
The American Legion Class A State Baseball Tournament field was reduced to four teams this afternoon at Dean Evans Stadium after Doniphan County crushed Atchison 12-2 in a game that lasted only four innings due to the run rule.
Teams now out are Chanute, Andover, Salina and Atchison.
McPherson and Arkansas City meet tonight at 6:00 in a battle of unbeaten teams. Doniphan County plays Paola 30 minutes after the completion of that game, with the loser becoming the fifth team out.
The finals of the loser’s bracket begin at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by the championship game. If a second championship game is needed because of the double-elimination format, it would be played at 10 a.m. Saturday.