Union Hill, Veseli, Elko, Prior Lake competing in Region 3C playoffs

The Union Hill Bulldogs and Veseli Warriors of the D-R-S White Division and Elko Express and Prior Lake Mudcats of the D-R-S Blue Division are competing in the Region 3C six-team double elimination playoffs. Randolph and Hampton, from the Classic Cannon Valley League, are the other two qualifiers.

Union Hill qualified as it won two straight in the league playoffs and was the top division team. Veseli won in the regional and made the state two years ago. Elko won two straight to gain the region and Prior Lake is a second time qualifier, winning two of three games in league playoffs. Union Hill and Elko have been in region and state play many times.

The schedule:

Wed., Aug. 4 - D-R-S Blue runnerup (Prior Lake) at Classic Cannon Valley League runnerup (Hampton) at Cannon Falls, 8 p.m.; D-R-S White runnerup (Veseli) at D-R-S Blue champion (Elko), 8 p.m. The D-R-S White champion (Union Hill) and Classic Cannon Valley League champion (Randolph) receive first round byes.

Fri., Aug. 6 - Prior Lake vs. Hampton winner vs. Union Hill at 8 p.m. If Prior Lake won Tuesday's game, game is at Prior Lake. If Hampton won, game is at Union Hill.

Elko vs. Veseli winner vs. Randolph at 8 p.m. If Elko won, it is Randolph's choice of field. If Veseli won, it is Veseli's choice of field, probably New Prague.

Sun., Aug. 8 - Two losers bracket games at 2 p.m., sites to be determined; Winners bracket game at 2 p.m. between Friday's winners, site to be determined.

Wed., Aug. 11 - Losers bracket game at 8 p.m. between winners of Sunday's losers bracket games, site to be determined.

Fri., Aug. 13 - Losers bracket game at 8 p.m., pairing and site to be determined.

Sun., Aug. 15 - Championship game(s) at 2 p.m. If an extra game is necessary, it would follow the first game. Site to be determined.

Fans following the teams competing and attending games are asked to check with management or players on pairings, locations and time of games. Draftees - Union Hill has drafted Chris Ziskovsky and Bert Westerman of Montgomery for post-season play. Veseli draftees are Phil Worm and Josh Kuchinka of Montgomery. Elko draftees are Dane Thomforde of Webster and Dan Erickson of St. Benedict. Prior Lake's picks are Steve Weiers and Keith Plekkenpol, both of St. Benedict.

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