St. Patrick and Webster advance to final weekend of Class C State Baseball Tourney

By: 
Jay Schneider, lrlife@frontiernet.net

One team was expected to advance into the final round of 16 teams. The other team had never been there. But, both St. Patrick and Webster will now be playing in the final weekend of the Class C Baseball Tournament this weekend in Faribault and Dundas.

St. Patrick was the Region 3C Champions and have been to State numerous times. They received a first round bye and picked up their opening tournament win Friday, Aug. 26 with a 5-1 victory over Urbank.

Webster had never advanced to a State tournament and were the No. 4 seed out of Region 3C. They have made the most out of their opportunity, defeating Region 13 runnerup Milroy, 10-3 in the opening round and then they knocked off Region 11 Champion Monticello, 6-5, Sunday, Aug. 28.

Eleven of the 16 teams remaining were Region Champions. The top four rated teams in the final Class C State Poll are also still playing. Region 8 has three teams still playing. Region 3 and Region 7 have two teams remaining.

Webster will face the No. 1 rated and Region 7 Champion Watertown Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Faribault. St. Patrick will face Region 8 runner-up Avon Saturday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. at Dundas.

A Webster win Friday and they would play at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 in Faribault. If they continue to win, they would play Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the semifinals in Faribault. The championship is scheduled for Labor Day Monday Sept. 5 at noon in Faribault.

A St. Patrick win Saturday and they would play Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Dundas. If they continue to win, they would also play at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Dundas in the semifinals.

If both teams win three straight games, they would face off for the Class C Championship at noon Monday, Sept. 5 in Faribault.

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