Playoff races heating up around the State

Posted on July 16, 2013 by CJ Siewert

Its mid-July and that only means we’re a month away from the State Tournament. To determine the field for the fall classic, leagues around the State are conducting their league playoffs or are in the heat of a seeding race.

After scanning through the usual sources, the playoff picture throughout the State is getting clearer by the day. And with those sources, I’ve compiled a playoff picture for a number of leagues as of July 15.

If a league is not listed and is currently conducting (or will be this week) its playoff, please contact me at siewertc@csp.edu and I will add that league to the list. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@MinnBaseball) and like us on Facebook (/MinnesotaBaseballAssociation) as playoff brackets will be posted as they are received. 

Corn Belt

July 14

#4 Bird Island def. #5 Granite Falls 6-0

#3 Raymond def. #6 Willmar 12-2

July 17

Willmar @ Granite Falls

Bird Island @ #1 Milroy Yankees

Raymond @ #2 Sacred Heart

July 19, 21 and 24

Semifinals

July 26 and 28

Championship

County Line

July 13

#3 New London-Spicer def. #4 Regal 7-6 (18 inn.)

#6 Starbuck def. #2 Norway Lake-Sunburg 6-3

July 21

Starbuck @ New London-Spicer – 1:30 p.m.

Norway Lake-Sunburg @ #1 Atwater 

#5 Paynesville @ Regal

First Nite/Gopher

Best of three series

#1FN Fairmont vs. #8 G Tracy

July 17 @ Fairmont

July 20 @ Tracy

July 21 @ Fairmont

#2FN Jackson vs. #7G Minneota

July 17 @ Jackson

July 19 @ Minneota

July 21 @ Jackson

#3FN Heron Lake vs. #6G Adrian

July 17 @ Adrian

July 20 @ Heron Lake

July 21 @ Heron Lake

#4FN Martin County vs. #5G Milroy Irish

July 17 @ Truman

July 19 @ Marshall Legion Field

July 21 @ Truman

#3G Hadley vs. #6FN Windom

July 17 @ Windom

July 20 @ Hadley

July 21 @ Hadley

#4G Pipestone vs. #5FN Worthington

July 17 @ Pipestone

July 20 @ Worthington

July 21 @ Pipestone

#1G Wilmont and #2G Luverne receive byes

Lake & Pine

North (Midway auto-bid to Region 16 already, playoff champ will be league #1 for Regions)

July 20, 1:30 p.m.
#4 Red Eye @ #1 Midway

#3 Wolf Lake @ #2 Huntersville

July 21, 1:30 p.m.

Winners @ higher seed

Losers @ higher seed

July 27 (both games at 2-0 team)

Noon: 1-1 teams

2:30 p.m.: winner of first game vs. 2-0 team

South (Nimrod auto-bid to Region 14 already, playoff champ will be league #1 for Regions)

July 20, 1:30 p.m.

#4 Verndale @ #1 Nimrod

#3 Sebeka @ #2 Staples

July 21, 1:30 p.m.

Winners @ higher seed

Losers @ higher seed

July 27 (both games at 2-0 team)

Noon: 1-1 teams

2:30 p.m.: winner of first game vs. 2-0 team

Land O’ Duck Teal

July 20 (played at Dawson)

#4 Rosen vs. #5 Canby – 11:30 a.m.

#1 Ortonville vs. winner of 4/5 – 2 p.m.

#3 Madison vs. #2 Dawson – 4:30 p.m.

July 21 (played at Dawson)

loser’s bracket and winner’s semifinals

July 27 (played at Madison)

loser’s quarterfinals and semifinals

July 28 (played at Madison)

Championship

Stearns County

North

July 21

Spring Hill @ New Munich – 1:30 p.m.

Meire Grove @ Elrosa – 1:30 p.m.

July 28

winner’s championship – 1:30 p.m. (winner #1 seed, loser #2)

loser’s of July 21 games for #3 seed

South

Farming @ Lake Henry – 1:30 p.m.

St. Martin @ Richmond – 1:30 p.m.

July 28

winner’s championship – 1:30 p.m. (winner #1 seed, loser #2)

loser’s of July 21 games for #3 seed – 1:30 p.m.

Victory

North

July 7

St. Mathias def. Cuyuna Range 9-3

July 13

Fort Ripley def. St. Mathias 6-3

Nisswa def. Freeport 7-1

July 14

Freeport def. St. Mathias 9-5

July 19

Nisswa @ Fort Ripley (loser vs. Freeport, winner to championship)

East

July 7

Harding def. Pierz 3-1

July 13

Lastrup def. Harding 7-1

Buckman def. Pierz 16-3

July 14

Pierz def. Harding 15-5

Lastrup def. Buckman 7-4

July 20

Pierz @ Buckman – 1:30 p.m. (winner vs. Lastrup in championship)

West

July 7

Randall def. Flensburg 12-3

July 13

Sobieski def. Randall 8-1

Upsala def. Royalton 6-1

July 14

Randall def. Royalton 6-0

Sobieski def. Upsala 3-2

July 20

Randall @ Upsala – 1:30 p.m. (winner vs. Sobieski in championship)

South

July 13

St. Stephen def. Opole 6-5

Avon def. St. Wendel 5-1

July 14

St. Wendel def. Opole 2-0

Avon def. St. Stephen 12-1

July 20

St. Wendel @ St. Stephen (winner vs. Avon in championship)

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