Amateur baseball: Region 13C playoffs begin Wednesday
WINDOM — Coaches from the Gopher and First Nite leagues met in Windom Monday night to seed for the Region 13C Tournament and allow the remaining teams to draft pitchers from eliminated teams.
The first round of the region tournament begins on Wednesday with four best-of-3 matchups. The four teams that advance will compete for spots in the Class C State Tournament, which will be played in late August and is hosted by Jordan, Belle Plaine and Le Sueur.
The Jackson Bulls, with a record of 18-1, earned the top seed and will take on eighth-seeded Adrian in the first round. Game 1 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wedesday with Game 2 going to Adrian at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Potential Game 3s for all series are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the site of the higher seed.
Second-seeded Wilmont will open against No. 7 Martin County at 7:30 p.m. in Truman. Game 2 will be in Wilmont at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Luverne earned the No. 3 seed and will play No. 6 Milroy. The Redbirds will host the first game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pipestone. Game 2 is at Irish Yard in rural Milroy at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Fairmont is the fourth-seeded team and will take on No. 5 Hadley at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fairmont. The Buttermakers will be at home at 2 p.m. Saturday for Game 2.
In the pitching draft, Jackson selected Collin Lovell of Windom and Wilmont took Adam Munkel from Worthington. Alex Meyer of Heron Lake will try to help out Luverne with Lakefield’s Dustin Pronk joining Fairmont. Bryce Christopher (Lakefield) was taken by Hadley, Anthony Rohlik (Tracy), Andrew Hirsch (Windom) and Ryan Swanson (Worthington) will continue their seasons with Milroy, Martin County and Adrian, respectively.