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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.

Robert Williams

Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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