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SOFTBALL: Bemidji seeded 8th, to host Section 8-4A Tournament play-in game

The Lumberjacks were seeded eighth with the release of the Section 8-4A Tournament on Saturday, and so they’ll host a single-elimination play-in game against St. Cloud at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the BHS softball field.

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The Lumberjacks smile after coming off the field against Rocori on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the BHS softball field.
Maggi Fellerman / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School softball team has one more game to play at home.

The Lumberjacks were seeded eighth with the release of the Section 8-4A Tournament on Saturday, and so they’ll host a single-elimination play-in game against St. Cloud at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the BHS softball field.

The ninth-seeded Crush enter 10-10 overall thanks to a four-game winning streak to end the regular season.

Monday’s winner will face top-seeded Brainerd at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in Brainerd.

Win or lose, the following round takes place on Thursday, May 26, at the high seeds.

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Teams who survive will advance to the next round on May 31. The Section 8-4A championship series is then set for June 2, plus June 3 if necessary.

Next to Bemidji in the bracket, fourth-seeded Rogers hosts fifth-seeded Moorhead in the first round.

Elsewhere, second-seeded St. Michael-Albertville meets seventh-seeded Buffalo, and third-seeded Sartell-St. Stephen takes on sixth-seeded Elk River.

The Lumberjacks finished the regular season with a 7-10 record. They have not faced St. Cloud this spring but lost both legs of a doubleheader to Brainerd by 12-1 and 10-1 margins on May 5 in Brainerd.

Section 8-4A Tournament pairings

No. 1 Brainerd vs. No. 8 Bemidji/No. 9 St. Cloud

No. 4 Rogers vs. No. 5 Moorhead

No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville vs. No. 7 Buffalo

No. 3 Sartell-St. Stephen vs. No. 6 Elk River

Related Topics: BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKSSOFTBALL
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