Baseball State Tournament Pairings Announced

first_imgA field of 384 teams will begin play later this month as the pairings for the 53rd Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament Series were announced this evening in Indianapolis.Local Sectional Pairings.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac‐Cen‐Del.G1: Oldenburg Academy vs. Jac‐Cen‐Del.G2: North Decatur vs. Hauser.G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.G4: Rising Sun vs. South Decatur.Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South Ripley.G1: Switzerland County vs. Austin.G2: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Milan.G3: South Ripley vs. G1 winner.Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South Dearborn.G1: Lawrenceburg vs. Greensburg.G2: South Dearborn vs. Franklin County.G3: Batesville vs. Rushville Consolidated.G4: Madison Consolidated vs. G1 winner.G5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.Championship: G4 winner vs. G5 winner.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East Central.G1: Bloomington North vs. Bloomington South.G2: Shelbyville vs. Columbus East.G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.G4: Columbus North vs. East Central.Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.050519.BaseballDrawHost schools will announce playing schedules in the days to come which will then be added to the online brackets at competition begins Wednesday, May 22, and continues through Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), with the 64champions advancing to the four‐team regionals on Saturday, June 1. Two semifinal games will be played early that day at each site with the two winners returning for a championship game that evening. The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi‐state sites and play a single game on Saturday, June 8, with the winners moving into their respective state championship game.The four state championship games will be played at Victory Field in Indianapolis, home of the Triple‐A franchise Indianapolis Indians, for the 14th consecutive year and 22nd overall. This year’s games will be played in a doubleheader format on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, three days later than the traditional weekend slot due to Indians home games.last_img

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