Watertown Red Sox set to host Class A U16 state tournament
4 groups from Watertown and three from Aberdeen are scheduled to play this week in Class A baseball state tournaments across the state.
Class A baseball tournaments include 16 and under, which take place Thursday but Sunday at Basis Fields and Watertown Stadium in Watertown.
Other tournaments that also run Thursday through Sunday include 14-and-under at Pierre and 13-and-under at Brookings. The 13/14 and under tournament takes place from Friday to Sunday in Harrisburg.
Also below are the pairings for American Legion Class A and B baseball tournaments. Tournament A opens Wednesday at Fast Metropolis and Tournament B opens Friday at Gregory.
16 and under
The Watertown Crimson Sox (5-33-1) are among 12 groups split into three pools of four teams. The group winners and a wild-card staff will qualify for the semi-finals at 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, adopted by the championship at 3.30 p.m. on the stadium.
Group A includes Watertown, Huron, Renner and Sioux Falls West. Group B includes Brandon Valley, Harrisburg Maroon, Fast Metropolis Publish 22 and Yankton. Group C includes Brookings, Harrisburg Gold, Pierre and Sioux Falls East.
The Crimson Sox play their three pool video games at the stadium, facing Sioux Falls West at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Renner at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Huron at 6 p.m. Saturday.
16U Status Pairings:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22121162-2022-state-tournament-16u-division-sheet1
14 and under
The Watertown (26-16) and Aberdeen (14-9) Black Sox are two of 14 groups in the tournament, which features two four-team and two three-team pools. The pool champions advance to Sunday’s semi-finals at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by the 3:30 a.m. championship at Hyde Stadium.
Watertown is in the Crimson Pool along with Brookings and Renner. The Black Sox will face Brookings at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Fast Metropolis Publish 320 at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hyde Stadium and will also meet Renner on Saturday noon at Kelley Subject.
Aberdeen is in the Blue Pool along with Brandon Valley, Harrisburg and Sioux Falls West Crimson. Aberdeen meets Harrisburg at 4 p.m. Thursday at Kelley Subject and can face Sioux Falls West Crimson at 1 p.m. Friday and Brandon Valley at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hyde Stadium.
14U Status Pairings:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22121161-2022-state-tournament-14u-division-sheet1
13 and under
The Watertown Gray Sox (30-7) and Aberdeen (9-13) are two of 12 groups that can play Bob Shelden Subject and Erv Huether Subject. Groups are split into three four-team pools, which the pool winners and a wildcard staff advance to Sunday’s Bob Shelden Subject. Semi-final video matches are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., adopted by the championship at 3:30 p.m.
The Gray Sox are in the Crimson Pool with Huron, Mitchell and Yankton. Watertown will face Yankton at 5 p.m. Thursday and Huron at noon Friday at Bob Shelden Field and will also face Mitchell at 10 a.m. Saturday at Erv Huether Subject.
Aberdeen is in the white pool with Harrisburg Maroon, Pierre and Renner. Aberdeen meets Renner at noon Thursday and Harrisburg Maroon at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bob Shelden Subject and will also face Pierre at 10 a.m. Friday at Erv Huether Subject.
13U State Pairings:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22121160-2022-state-tournament-13u-division-sheet1
13/14 and under
The Watertown White Sox (8-17) and Aberdeen (report not available) are two of seven teams that will play in the Dakota Entry Subject Tournament.
Watertown is in the Crimson Pool with Harrisburg, Sioux Falls Publish 15 in Yankton, and Aberdeen is in the White Pool with Brandon Valley and Renner. Placement video games will comply on Sunday.
The White Sox are scheduled to face Yankton at 5 p.m. Friday. The loser performs at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and the winner at 6 p.m.
Aberdeen is scheduled to face Brandon Valley at 10:30 a.m. and Renner at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Pairings State 13/14U:https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22121159-2022-state-tournament-13_14u-division-she
State Legion Baseball Pairings
Pairings have been established for American Legion Baseball State Tournaments.
The Class A double elimination match takes place from Wednesday to Sunday at Fast City’s Fitzgerald Stadium. First-round pairings are consistent.
- 10 a.m.: Brookings (29-11-1) vs. Pierre (19-20)
- 12:30 p.m.: Mitchell (25-30) vs. Fast Metropolis Post 320 (33-16)
- 4 p.m.: Brandon Valley (28-13) vs. Sioux Falls East (32-13)
- 7 p.m.: Harrisburg (17-15) vs. Fast Metropolis Post 22 (36-23)
Watertown Publish 17 and the Aberdeen Smittys did not qualify for the state game. Watertown lost 11-1, 5-0 to Sioux Falls East and Aberdeen was swept by Mitchell 4-2, 10-2 in a three-game series over the weekend. Watertown finished the season 21-37 and Aberdeen 22-23.
As host staff, Fast Metropolis Publish 22 is mechanically certified for the game. The opposing groups won the playoff collection over the weekend.
The winner of the match will advance to the North Central Plains Regional August 3-7 at Fast Metropolis. The region winner will qualify for the American Legion World Collection August 11-16 in Shelby, ND
The Class B national game will take place Friday-Tuesday August 2 at Gregory. The first spherical pairings are conformal.
- 10 a.m.: Hartford/Humboldt (13-11) against Winner/Colome (13-6)
- half an hour after Sport 1: Redfield (20-8) against Milbank (18-7)
- 5 p.m.: Vermillion (18-9) vs. Dell Rapids (18-7)
- half an hour after Sport 3: Platte / Geddes (13-3) against Gregory (16-4)