Prep baseball playoffs underway

The baseball teams from Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy opened the post-season last week. Here’s a look at where each stands.

 

Roseville

 

The Raiders (2-17) struggled during the regular season and faced an uphill climb in the Section 4AAAA playoffs. Roseville, seeded eighth, opened the post-season on May 26 at top-seeded Woodbury. The first round took place past the deadline for this edition of the Review.

The four first-round winners advance to the second round on May 31 at CHS Field in downtown St. Paul. The four first-round losers played in elimination games on May 28 at Kuenkel Field in North St. Paul, past the deadline for this edition of the Review.

The Section 4AAAA playoffs continue with games on June 2 and 4 at CHS Field. The losers bracket final is June 6 at CHS and the section final is June 7 at 7 p.m. at CHS.

Roseville’s two regular-season victories came April 23 against St. Francis (10-9) and May 18 against St. Paul Highland Park (12-7).

 

Concordia Academy

 

The Beacons opened the Section 4AA playoffs with a victory on May 25. With the win, Concordia assured itself of at least two more games.

With 16 teams in the section and section baseball tournaments allowed to go to a double-elimination with only eight teams, the first round of the Section 4AA tournament is “win or go home.” Seventh-seeded Concordia avoided the “go home” option by taking down No. 10 seed St. Paul Washington 8-2.

Concordia jumped on St. Paul Washington early with two runs in the bottom of the first and four in the second. 

That was more than enough for Beacons’ starter Adam Maser, who threw a complete-game three-hitter. 

Offensively, Concordia rapped out a dozen hits. Eight of them came from Joe Dahl, Hatcher Thomas, Will Bensing and Andrew Erath, who all had two hits apiece.

The victory sent Concordia to the double-elimination portion of the section tournament, where it faced second-seeded New Life Academy on May 26. Results of that game were not available for this edition of the Review.

Win or lose against New Life, the Beacons are assured of a game on May 31. All eight teams are in action that day, four in winners-bracket games and four in elimination games.

The section tournament continues with games on June 2, 4 and 7 before the championship round on June 9 at 5 p.m. at St. Anthony Village High School.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

Section 4AAAA baseball playoffs

Seed, record in parentheses

Double elimination

First round

Game 1 — Roseville (8, 2-17) at Woodbury (1, 17-3)

Game 2 — North (5, 11-8) at Hill-Murray (4, 12-8)

Game 3 — Tartan (6, 10-10) at Stillwater (3, 13-7)

Game 4 — White Bear Lake (7, 5-14) at Cretin-Derham Hall (2, 16-4)

 

Section 4AA baseball playoffs

 

Double elimination starts in second round

First round

Game 1 — Minnehaha Academy 12, Brooklyn Center 0

Game 2 — St. Croix Prep vs. Columbia Heights

Game 3 — St. Croix Lutheran 16, St. Paul Johnson 1

Game 4 — Nova Classical Academy 7, Minneapolis Edison 4

Game 5 — Minneapolis Roosevelt vs. St. Agnes

Game 6 — Trinity vs. St. Paul Academy

Game 7 — Concordia Academy 8, St. Paul Washington 2

Game 8 — New Life Academy 16, Minneapolis Henry 0

 

Second round, played May 26

Game 9 — Game 2 winner at Minnehaha Academy

Game 10 — Nova Classical Academy at St. Croix Lutheran

Game 11 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner

Game 12 — Concordia Academy at New Life Academy

 

Third round, May 31, 4:30 p.m. at higher seed

Game 13 — Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner

Game 14 — Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner

Game 15 — Game 9 loser vs. Game 10 loser

Game 16 — Game 11 loser vs. Game 12 loser

 

 

 

 

 

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