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Region 12C baseball playoff update

By Matt Kane
Sports Editor

Delano and Howard Lake both punched their tickets to the Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament last weekend by winning their first two games of the Region 12C tournament.

Delano opened with a 10-3 win over Loretto Aug. 7 in the opening round and then took care of Maple Plain 7-2 Aug. 8.

Howard Lake defeated Cokato 2-0 Aug. 7 and sent Hutchinson to the elimination bracket with a 4-3 win Aug. 8.

Delano and Howard Lake play each other Friday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Delano Municipal Ball Park. The winner of this game moves on to the championship game Sunday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. The loser will play Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. against a to-be-determined opponent.

The surprise of the tournament and maybe all region tournaments in the state is the two-and-out by top-seeded and highly state-ranked Maple Lake. The Lakers lost their only two games of the tournament by a combined score of 11-0.

Maple Plain, which had to win the play-in tournament to be the No. 8 seed, shut out the Lakers 8-0 Aug. 5. Loretto, a day after the first round loss to Delano, used extra innings to defeat Maple Lake 3-0 Aug. 9.

The other first-round game saw Hutchinson defeat Mound 4-1 Aug. 7.

Mound rebounded with a 2-1 win over Cokato Aug. 9 in the first round of the elimination bracket.

This week’s games start in that elimination bracket. Wednesday, Hutchinson and Loretto play at 7:30 p.m. Mound and Maple Plain play each other Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The losers of those two games are eliminated. The winners both qualify for the state tournament and advance on to play each other Saturday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. The loser of that game is the No. 4 seed.

The winner moves on to play the loser of the Delano/Howard Lake game Saturday at 7 p.m. The loser of this game is the No. 3 seed.

The two teams without two losses play Sunday at 1 p.m. to determine the region’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the state tournament.

Region 12C 2015 Bracket(2)

The Class C state tournament begins Friday, Aug. 21 and concludes Monday, Sept. 7. All games are in Cold Spring and Watkins.

Region 12C state tournament schedule:12D vs. 11B, Aug. 21, Watkins, 7:30 p.m.
12B vs. 2C, Aug. 22, Watkins, 1:30 p.m.
12C vs. 16B Sunday, Aug. 23, Cold Spring, 2:30 p.m.
12A vs. 13B/8C, Aug. 29, Cold Spring, 7:30 p.m.

Check out photos from the first week of tournament play

Check out photos from the first week of Region 7C tournament action.

Green Isle-Glencoe and Waconia-Hamburg are available here.

Winsted-Cologne are available here.

Sorry, couldn’t get to the Plato-Watertown game!

-Brad Salmen

Region 12C Tournament results/games

Wednesday, Aug. 5
Maple Plain 8, Maple Lake 0

Thursday, Aug. 6
No. 2. Howard Lake vs. No. 7 Cokato, 7:30 p.m.

Green Isle-Glencoe game time switched to 3 p.m.

The game time for the Green Isle-Glencoe game Saturday has been switched from 6 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Brownton-Young America to switch home fields

Brownton and Young America will be switching their home fields for their games this week.

Young America will play at Brownton on Tuesday, and Brownton will travel to Young America Sunday.

Beer Festival Sat. Sept.12, 2015 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 25 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

st_marysThis 2nd annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.


Tickets can be purchased online at, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through August 1, 2015. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.