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PREP BASEBALL: Walker-Hackensack-Akeley earn top seed in Section 8A East

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BEMIDJI — Walker-Hackensack-Akeley was given the top seed in the East 8A Sub-Section baseball tournament and the Wolves will open their postseason Tuesday at home against No. 8 Laporte.

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Tuesday’s other opening games see No. 4 Remer entertaining No. 5 Lake of the Woods, No. 3 Blackduck hosting No. 6 Northome-Kelliher and No. 7 Cass Lake-Bena visiting No. 2 Bagley.

Tuesday’s winners will advance to the double-elimination portion of the Section 8A playoffs at BSU diamond. The section semifinal will be held at BSU on June 3 and the section championship game will be June 5, also at BSU.

Blackduck is the two-time defending Section 8A champion. Last year the Drakes won their state opener but lost the next two games.

Section 8A East

Tuesday’s Opening Round Games

Game 1: Laporte (No. 8) at WHA (No. 1), 4:30 p.m.

Game 2: LOW (No. 5) at Remer (No. 4), 4:30 p.m.

Game 3: Northome-Kelliher (No. 6) at Blackduck (No. 3), 4:30 p.m.

Game 4: Cass Lake-Bena (No. 7) at Bagley (No. 2), 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29

BSU Diamond

Quarterfinals

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 10 a.m.

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 12:30 p.m.

Semifinals

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 3 p.m.

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