Pairings set for Region 6B baseball meet
Pairings for this weekend's Region 6B amateur baseball tourney at Bemidji were completed Monday.
Hibbing swept its best-of three-series with Grand Rapids 2-1 and 1-0 Monday at Hibbing.
The Miners will open against the top-seeded Bemidji Mudcats Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Second-seeded Blaine will meet the third-ranked Duluth Xpress at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the Friday losers will square off at 11 a.m. to eliminate one team while the two winners clash at 1:30 p.m.
The winner of the 11 a.m. game will face the loser of the 1:30 p.m. contest in a loser-out game at 4 p.m.
That winner will face the lone unbeaten Sunday at 11 a.m. with a second game, if needed, to follow at 2 p.m.
Both finalists gain state berths.
The State begins Aug. 20 at Willmar and Bird Island and will run through three weekends, the final set for Labor Day.
Bemidji and Duluth represented the region last summer.
Game 1: Bemidji vs. Hibbing, 5:30 p.m.
Game 2: Duluth vs. Blaine, 8 p.m.
Game 3: Losers Games 1 and 2. 11 a.m.
Game 4: Winners Games 1 and 2, 1:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. loser Game 4, 4 p.m.
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. winner Game 5, 11 a.m.
Game 7: Second game, if needed