Region 14C and 16C final rounds this weekend in Perham and NY Mills
The Brandon-Evansville BlueDogs swept the first three rounds of play in the Region 16C baseball tournament defeating Leech Lake 9-4, the Midway Snurdbirds 8-5 and the Pelican Rapids Lakers in round three by a score of 5-4 to advance to the championship game to be played Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. in Perham.
The BlueDogs await the winner of the loser's bracket. By losing in the semifinals to the BlueDogs, the Lakers await the winner of the Vergas Loons and Midway Snurdbirds elimination game to be played Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. in Perham. Either Vergas or Midway will play Pelican Rapids at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Perham before the championship game versus Brandon-Evansville.
In New York Mills, hosts of the 14C tournament, the Bertha Blazers advanced to the championship game with two one-run squeakers in the opening rounds defeating Carlos 12-11, Wadena-Deer Creek 6-5 before sending Nimrod to the loser's bracket semifinals by way of 12-0 shutout.
Nimrod awaits the winner of Miltona and Staples. Miltona and Staples square off at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in NY Mills. The winner will face Nimrod at 5 p.m. Saturday, before the championship game at 8 p.m. versus Bertha.
Brackets of both tournaments are attached to this story and will be updated over the remainder of the tournament.
Bluffton 6, Miltona 4
Nimrod 5, Detroit Lakes 3
Wadena-Deer Creek 10, Staples 2
Bertha 12, Carlos 11
Nimrod 4, Bluffton 1
Bertha 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 5
Miltona 7, Detroit Lakes 6 (DL eliminated)
Staples 10, Carlos 9 (Carlos eliminated)
Bertha 12, Nimrod 0
Miltona 13, Wadena-Deer Creek 0 (WDC eliminated)
Staples 11, Bluffton 10 (Bluffton eliminated)
Miltona versus Staples Friday, Aug. 12 8 p.m. @ NY Mills
Miltona/Staples winner versus Nimrod Saturday, Aug. 13 5 p.m. @ NY Mills
Saturday @ NY Mills 8 p.m. Miltona/Staples/Nimrod versus Bertha
Brandon-Evansville 9, Leech Lake 4
Midway 10, Vergas 1
Pelican Rapids 8, Wolf Lake 1
Osakis 3, Cass Lake 1
Brandon-Evansville 8, Midway 5
Pelican Rapids 21, Osakis 4
Vergas 7, Leech Lake 0 (LL eliminated)
Wolf Lake 4, Cass Lake 0 (Cass Lake eliminated)
Brandon Evansville 5, Pelican Rapids 4
Vergas 3, Osakis 0 (Osakis eliminated)
Midway 9, Wolf Lake 3 (Wolf Lake eliminated)
Vergas versus Midway Friday, Aug. 12 8 p.m. @ Perham
Vergas/Midway winner versus Pelican Rapids Saturday, Aug. 13 5 p.m. @ Perham
Saturday @ Perham 8 p.m. Vergas/Midway/Pelican Rapids versus Brandon-Evansville
Brackets courtesy of Ron Berns.