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The Journal Gazette

Monday, May 07, 2018 1:00 am

In the news

Baseball sectional pairings released

The IHSAA announced the baseball postseason pairings Sunday.

The sectionals are scheduled for May 23-28. 

The top sectional opener matchup among area teams will be a Class 2A matchup at Adams Central  where the No. 8 Jets (12-5) will take on No. 2 South Adams (15-1). 

Other ranked area teams include 4A No. 4 Huntington North (17-1) playing host to a sectional and drawing a bye in the opener. The Vikings will play the winner of South Side and Wayne. Carroll (15-6), No. 5 in 4A, will also play host to a sectional and plays Snider in an opener. 

Blackhawk Christian opens in 1A against Elkhart Christian in the Fremont Sectional. 

In 3A, the top opener would come in the Garrett Sectional, where Concordia plays Leo.

Defending sectional champions from northeast Indiana are: Snider (4A), Huntington North (4A), Concordia (3A), Norwell (3A), Eastside (2A), South Adams (2A), Whitko (2A) and Blackhawk Christian (1A). 

The four 2017 state champions include Indianapolis Cathedral (4A), South Bend St. Joseph (3A), Indianapolis Ritter (2A, but now in 3A) and Lanesville (1A, but now in 2A). 

– Journal Gazette