Hi-10 playoffs: Saturday matchups
UPDATE: New York Mills defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 8-2 to advance to face Perham Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Krueger Field.
Detroit Lakes defeated Bluffton 5-1. The Angels will play at Bertha at 1:30 p.m.
In the loser's bracket, the WD-C Shockers are scheduled to play Henning at home at 5 p.m. The Giants forfeited their first game. Bluffton is scheduled to host Lake Park-Audubon in the other elimination game.
PERHAM — The No. 7 and No. 8 overall seeds Henning and Lake Park-Audubon have both forfeited their opening round games in the Hi-10 baseball playoffs canceling two of the four Hi-10 playoff games scheduled for today.
Both top seeds, Bertha (No. 1-East) and Perham (No. 1-West), move on to second round play scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, July 20.
Bertha awaits the winner of Bluffton and Detroit Lakes. That game will be played in Audubon tonight at 6 p .m.
Perham awaits the winner of Wadena-Deer Creek and New York Mills. That game is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Deer Creek this evening.
The tournament is double elimination keeping both forfeiting teams alive for at least one more round in the loser's bracket.
The Bertha/LPA forfeit is listed on the tournament bracket. The Perham/Henning forfeit was annouced Friday afternoon on Twitter by the Pirates.
Four teams advance to the Region 14C playoffs out of the eight-team field. Region play begins Friday, Aug. 2.
The Detroit Lakes Angels are the defending 14C champions.
Last year's 14C runners-up and Hi-10 playoff champions Bertha also made the trip to the 2012 state tournament as the top two teams in Regions qualify.