The Kearney Little Leaguers have the pitching and the defense. If they can find a three-run homer, look out.
Saturday night, the Kearney youths will face Harney Little League of Rapid City, S.D., in an attempt to become the first Nebraska team to participate in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa.
“They definitely know” Nebraska has never had a World Series participant, Kearney coach Mike Koski said. “The kids know a lot about this stuff. … They’re pretty excited about it.”