Region tournaments get underway next week

Six Dakota-Rice-Scott League baseball teams who win in the league's playoffs will compete in two region tournaments in the area.

Region 3C games begin Wednesday, Aug. 5, while Region 4C begins Saturday, Aug. 8. Fans should check with management or players from the teams or look online at www.newpraguetimes.com for game information.

Region 3C tourney

The Region 3C baseball tournament begins on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and will continue on a Wednesday-Friday-Sunday schedule through Sunday, August 16.

The teams involved are the champions and runners-up of the D-R-S White Division, D-R-S Blue Division and the Classic Cannon Valley League.

An six-team double elimination format is scheduled.

• Wed., Aug. 5, 8 p.m. - DRS White runner-up at DRS Blue runner-up; CCVL runner-up at DRS Blue champion. The CCVL champion and DRS White champion get first round byes.

• Fri., Aug. 7, 8 p.m. - Two games in the winners bracket at 8 p.m.

• Sun., Aug. 9, 2 p.m. - One game in the winners bracket; two games in the losers bracket.

The tourney continues Wed., Aug. 12, Fri., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug. 16.

Region 4C tourney

This tourney is a six-team double elimination event among two teams each from the D-R-S Red Division, 13-60 League Blue Division and the 13-60 League Black Division.

The entire double elimination tournament will be played at Montgomery and a Big Ten format will be used.

There are no byes. Games will be over two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9 and Aug. 15 and 16.

• Sat., Aug. 8, Game 1-D-R-S Red Champion vs. 13-60 Blue runner-up, 1 p.m.; Game 2-13-60 Black Champion vs. D-R-S Red runner-up, 4 p.m.; Game 3-D-R-S Blue Champion vs. 13-60 Black runner-up, 7 p.m.

• Sun., Aug. 9 - Game 4-Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 1 p.m.; Game 5-Winner of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 3, 4 p.m.; Game 6-Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3, 7 p.m.

Tournament games continue on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16.

A schedule for the next weekend's games will appear in the Aug. 13 issue of this paper.

Tourney champions and runners-up will participate in the State Tournament, which begins on Thursday, Aug. 20 and continues through Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 7 at Arlington and Gaylord.

Draft Picks

Teams qualifying and competing in Region play are allowed two draft picks from losing teams in their league division and they must be a pitcher or catcher and used as such. If a drafted player is not a region game starter, he must be used on defense first before he may bat.

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