Regional baseball, softball tourneys begin Monday
Regional baseball and softball brackets were released by the Kansas State High School Activities Association Wednesday morning.
Fort Scott High School’s baseball team is the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A-Division I Regional it will host at Dave Regan Stadium Tuesday. Fort Scott, seeded at 13-6, will face third-seeded Spring Hill (12-7) in the second semifinal, which is scheduled to begin at 3:30. Paola (16-4) is the No. 1 seed and will face Louisburg (7-13) in the other semifinal at 2 p.m. The winners meet in the championship game for the right to go to State at the scheduled time of 5 p.m.
Fort Scott softball (14-5) is the No. 2 seed in an All-Southeast Kansas League Class 4A-Division I Regional at Chanute’s Santa Fe Park, which will be played Monday. The Tigers will face No. 3 Labette County (9-9) at 3 p.m. Chanute (9-10) will face top-seeded Independence (20-0) at 4:30 with the championship game set for 6 p.m.
Uniontown’s baseball team is the top seed in the Marmaton Valley Class 2-1A Regional and receives a first-round bye as does No. 2 seed St. Paul (9-10).
The tournament gets underway Monday in Moran with No. 5 Pleasanton (3-14) facing No. 4 Colgan (4-13) at 3 p.m. Then No. 6 Crest (3-16) will take on host Marmaton Valley (6-11) at 5 p.m.
Uniontown (14-6), the only team in the field with a winning record, awaits the Pleasanton-Colgan winner in Tuesday’s first semifinal, which begins at 2 p.m. St. Paul awaits the Crest-Marmaton Valley winner at 4 p.m. with the championship scheduled for 6 p.m.
Uniontown has faced everyone in the field except Colgan, which will be playing a Class 2-1A team for the first time this season on Monday. The Eagles swept Crest, Marmaton Valley and Pleasanton and split with St. Paul.
Uniontown’s girls are the No. 2 seed in the Colgan Class 2-1A Regional Softball Tournament, which will be played at Pittsburg State University’s field. They will have a first-round bye as will Three Rivers League rival Oswego.
The first game on Monday will have No 4 seed Chetopa (9-11) facing Colgan (5-13) at 4 p.m. As is the case with the baseball team, this will be the first time Colgan has faced a Class 2-1A team all season. The second game, at 5:45, pits No. 6 St. Paul (4-15), whose victories have all come by forfeit, against No. 3 Marmaton Valley (9-10).
Oswego (18-2) will face the Chetopa-Colgan winner at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Uniontown (14-6) will take on the St. Paul-Marmaton Valley victor at 4:30. The championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Northeast’s baseball team is the No. 5 seed in the Riverton Class 3A Regional with a 9-11 record. They will face fourth-seeded Cherryvale (9-11) at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Riverton. It will be the Vikings’ first game against a non-league opponent this season.
The other first-round games on Monday have No. 2 Caney Valley (13-7) facing No. 7 Erie (1-19) at 2 p.m. and No. 3 Riverton (9-11) playing No. 6 Neodesha (4-14) at 5 p.m.
Tuesday’s play begins with the Northeast-Cherryvale winner facing top seed Southeast (15-1), which drew a bye in the seven-team tournament, at 2 p.m. The other semifinal between the Erie-Caney Valley winner and the Neodesha-Riverton victor will take place at 3:30 with the championship to follow at 5 p.m.
Northeast girls (11-9) are the No. 3 seed in the Southeast Class 3A Regional Softball Tournament. They will play in the last game on Monday at Cherokee when they face No. 6 Cherryvale (3-17) in a 6 p.m. contest. Second-seeded Humboldt (18-2) faces No. 7 Erie (2-16) at 2 p.m. with the game between No. 4 Riverton (11-9) and No. 5 Neodesha (7-11) set for 4:30.
Southeast (17-1), which drew a first-round bye in the seven-team tourney, awaits the Riverton-Neodesha winner in Tuesday’s 3 p.m. semifinal. Northeast or Cherryvale will take on the Humboldt-Erie winner at 4:30 with the championship game set for 6 p.m.