Pairings Announced for 50th Baseball State Tournament

ihsaaIndianapolis (Local Sources) – A field of 385 teams and 7,210 student‐athletes will begin play next week as the pairings for the 50th Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament Series were drawn this morning in Indianapolis.

Sectional competition begins Wednesday, May 25, and continues through Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), with the 64 champions advancing to a four‐team regional on Saturday, June 4. 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 11, with the winners moving into their respective state championship game.

This year’s four state championship games, scheduled for Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, will be played at Victory Field in Indianapolis, home of the Triple‐A franchise Indianapolis Indians.

Among the top‐ranked teams in this week’s Indiana High School Baseball Coaches polls from the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA), Class 4A’s Zionsville will begin its journey against Logansport in Sectional 7 at Lafayette Jefferson.

Jasper, the No. 1 team in Class 3A will host Southridge in the Sectional 31 opener.  CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL 3A SECTIONAL PAIRINGS

Lafayette Central Catholic is No. 1 in Class 2A and will meet Carroll (Flora) in the first game of Sectional 38 at Delphi and; Frontier, the top team in Class A, will play host to Clinton Prairie in Sectional 54.

The defending state champions include Class 4A’s Penn which will host Warsaw in the Sectional 4. Andrean, which won the last two Class 3A crowns and has won 14 consecutive tourney games, will step up to Class 4A where its matched up with Portage in Sectional 2 at Merrillville.

In Class 2A, South Spencer will meet North Posey in Sectional 48 at Tell City which also includes Forest Park.  CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL 2A SECTIONAL PAIRINGS.

Rockville, last year’s Class A state champ and runner‐up the year before, has moved up to Class 2A where it will play South Vermillion in Sectional 44 at North Putnam.

Northeast Dubois plays at the Class A Sectional at Cannelton.  CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL CLASS A SECTIONAL PAIRINGS

Games and playing schedules will be added to the brackets later today but due to possible weather postponements and other conflicts this time of year, it is advised to check with the host school for precise schedules.

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