The Neligh Junior Legion moved on to the second round at the Class C Area 1 tournament with a 9-5 win over Hartington Friday night at Riverside Park.
Tyson Belitz got the start on the mound for Neligh, keeping the Hartington offense under control for a majority of the game. He also helped his own cause, hammering out a double in the second to help Neligh jump to a 5-1 lead.
Neligh added two more runs in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead before Hartington got the bats going in the seventh. Hartington scored four runs in the top of the inning to bring the game close before Neligh finished it out for the win.
Neligh moves on to face Bloomfield/Wausa in the second round Saturday at 5 p.m. Hartington moves to the loser's bracket to face Crofton in an elimination game at 2 p.m.