Crofton scored nine runs in two innings to outlast Neligh on Monday night and advance to the Class C, Area 1 Junior Legion Championship.
Crofton outhit Neligh just 9-7 but took advantage of opportunities for the 14-8 win in Neligh, to end the Neligh Legion Post #172's season.
Crofton advances to Tuesday's 6 p.m. championship against Atkinson and must beat Atkinson twice to qualify for state.
Neligh 100 214 0 - 8 7 4
Crofton 103 622 0 - 14 9 4
WP: Levi Honeywell. LP: Tyson Belitz.