IHSAA Baseball Sectionals Begin This Week

Indianapolis (Local Sources/NNDC) – A field of 384 teams will begin play this week in the 51st Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament

First round Sectional games begin Wednesday, May 24th.  The Sectional semifinal and championship games will be played Monday, May 29th (Memorial Day),  with the 64 champions advancing to a four‐team regional on Saturday, June 3rd.

The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi‐state sites and play a single game on Saturday, June 10th, with the winners moving into their respective state championship galme.

This year’s four state championship games, scheduled for Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, will be played
at Victory Field in Indianapolis, home of the Triple‐A franchise Indianapolis Indians.

The defending state champions include Class 4A’s Roncalli which will host Perry Meridian in the Sectional 11 bye game. Northview will host Sullivan in Class 3A, Sectional 28. In Class 2A, Providence will play Eastern (Pekin) while hosting Class 2A, Sectional 46. Daleville, last year’s Class A state champ will play Anderson Preparatory Academy which is hosting Sectional 5.

Locally, Jasper hosts the 3A Sectional at the Wildcats’ Ruxer Field.  Other teams in the local 3A Sectional include Dubois County rival Southridge, Vincennes Lincoln, Princeton, Washington and Pike Central.  Jasper has won a state best 37 sectional titles since the IHSAA tournament was started in 1967.  The Wildcats have won five state titles.

Jasper plays Vincennes Lincoln (5:30pm) and Southridge plays Washington (7:30pm) in first round games on Wednesday, May 24th.  Both games will be televised ‘LIVE’ on NNDC-TV.

Northeast Dubois hosts the local 1A Sectional with Tecumseh, Wood Memorial, Springs Valley and Cannelton.  The Jeeps are the defending sectional champs.  The Jeeps open sectional play Wednesday at 6:30pm against Tecumseh.

Forest Park plays in the local 2A Sectional at South Spencer with the host and defending sectional champ Rebels, Perry Central, Evansville Mater Dei, North Posey and Tell City.  The Rangers play Perry Central in a first round game on Wednesday beginning at 5:00pm (CST).

Gate admission for the Sectional round is $6 per session; $10 season (Season tickets may be provided for tourneys with three or more sessions).

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL 3A SECTIONAL BRACKET | CLICK FOR ALL 4A 3A SECTIONALS

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL 2A SECTIONAL BRACKET | CLICK HERE FOR ALL 2A SECTIONALS

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL 1A SECTIONAL BRACKET | CLICK HERE FOR ALL 1A SECTIONALS

PLEASE NOTE: The second‐named team in each pairing is the designated home team except when they advance by virtue of a bye. Exception: In six‐team sectionals, the teams drawing the bye will play in the second semifinal game (Game 4) and will be the visitor in the championship game.

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