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State softball matchups are set

The matchups have been set for the 2018 Minnesota state high school girls softball tournament.

All games will be played at Caswell Park in Mankato.

Section 3A champion Edgerton/Southwest Christian is the No. 2 seed and will open against Sebeka Thursday at 1 p.m. on Field 3. Unseeded Sebeka is 16-9. E/SWC is 18-3. Other first-round 1 p.m. games have New York Mills (1) vs. Hayfield, Randolph (4) vs. Carlton and New Ulm Cathedral (3) vs. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River.

First-round winners play again at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Consolation games will also begin at 7 p.m.

Section 3AA champion Pipestone Area will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday against Esko on Field 6. Pipestone Area is the No. 4 seed. Esko is 22-4 on the year and PA is 22-2. Other first-round 9 a.m. games will see Maple Lake (1) vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Annandale (2) vs. St. Agnes and Cotter/Hope Lutheran (3) vs. St. Peter.

Winners bracket games are at 5 p.m., and consolation round games begin at 7 p.m.

The tournaments conclude on Friday.