Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fastpitch playoff seedings

The B-B-E Jaguars fastpitch team has been seeded No. 5 for the upcoming Sub-Section 6A-South playoffs. The quarterfinal round is Tuesday, May 22 at 5 p.m., when the Jaguars open the postseason at No. 4-seeded Upsala (6-13). The Jaguars are 5-14 overall.

If the Jaguars beat Upsala, they'll face either top-seeded West Central Area (16-4) or No. 8-seeded Hancock (3-14) in the semifinals on Thursday, May 24 at Minnewaska Area high school (4 p.m.). WCA hosts Hancock on Tuesday in their quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

Sub-Section 6A-South fastpitch seedings (overall records):
1. West Central Area (16-4)
2. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (10-8)
3. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (7-7)
4. Upsala (6-13)
5. B-B-E (5-14)
6. Ortonville (4-13)
7. Swanville (2-14)
8. Hancock (3-14)

New York Mills, the defending section champion with a 19-1 overall record, is the top seed in Sub-Section 6A-North. The Eagles went 25-2 last year while winning the Class 1A state title. In 2016, they finished the season with just one loss and claimed the Class 1A state consolation trophy. New York Mills has been at the state tournament every year since 2013.

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