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Winsted Wildcats v. Norwood Indians game cancelled Sunday, May 1

WINSTED, MN – The baseball game between the Winsted Wildcats and the Norwood Indians scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 in Winsted has been cancelled due to the Indians not fielding a team for the 2016 season. Crow River Valley League officers have scheduled a meeting to discuss how the season and playoffs will be handled.

Norwood will not participate in Crow River Valley League this year

WINSTED, MN – Officers of the Crow River Valley League have officially been informed that the Norwood Indians will not be fielding a baseball team for the 2016 season.

UPDATE: At Wednesday’s league meeting the following action taken:

• Norwood was granted a leave of absence, remaining a league member, with the issue to be revisited at the fall meeting.

• Each team is granted one forfeit win vs. Norwood, which is applied to the league standings immediately. This leaves the North and West division teams with an 18-game schedule, while the other Central teams have 17 games. Because of that, the tiebreaker process for ties across divisions was modified to use a runs-per-game calculation rather than total runs to allow for a difference in number of games played.

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Final Week of Early Bird Golf Membership Pricing – ShadowBrooke Golf Course

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Winsted Wildcats annual meeting Sat., Jan 23

The Winsted Amateur Baseball Club will conduct its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Blue Note in Winsted.All interested players and fans are enouraged to attend.

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