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10A, 11A youth baseball teams cap successful seasons

Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch will feature two articles on the DC Youth Baseball Association’s 10A and 11A traveling teams.

The 10A team finished with a record of 18-2, while the 11A team finished 16-7-1. The future looks bright for DC youth baseball.

Kernels defeat A’s in final regular season game; ‘pigtail playoffs’ await

The Cokato Kernels ended the regular season on a high note, defeating the visiting Delano A’s 4-1 Friday in their final game of the regular season.

The Kernels ended the year 7-13 in North Star League play, and will be one of four teams competing in a “pigtail playoff” to determine the final entry into the NSL playoffs, which doubles as the Region 12C tournament.

#9 Cokato will host #10 Litchfield  (4-16) Saturday. If the Kernels win that game, they will face the winner of #8 Maple Plain (9-11) and #11 Montrose-Waverly (3-17) Sunday.

If Cokato advances to the Region 12C tournament by winning both games, they will face top-seeded Maple Lake (17-3) Wednesday at Howard Lake.

Look for a full recap in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch, and up-to-date information on hjblogs.com.

Saints defeat Montrose-Waverly 7-5; Loretto next in Region 12C

DASSEL – The DC Saints ended the 2018 regular season on a high note, defeating Montrose-Waverly 7-5 in a rain-delayed contest Friday at Saints Field.

With the win, the Saints finished an even 10-10 in North Star League play. The team garnered a #5 seed in the NSL playoffs, which doubles as the Minnesota Baseball Association’s Region 12C tournament.

DC will face #4 Loretto (13-7) in the first round of the Region 12C tournament today (Friday) at 6 p.m. at Howard Lake. Howard Lake will host all Region 12C tournament playoff games.

The Saints lost two, one-run games to the Larks during the regular season.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Legion team drops two; playoffs next

Cokato Legion Post #209 team dropped their final two games in regular season action, ahead of the district tournament that kicks off Wednesday.

Cokato fell on the road Friday to Delano, 4-1, and lost to Hutchinson 8-4 at home Monday.

Post #209 will now face Buffalo in the first round of the District Playoffs, held at Cold Spring and Richmond.

Cokato received the #7 seed, while Buffalo received the #2 seed. Cokato defeated Buffalo earlier this season, 12-3.

Look for a full recap of the final two games in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch, and playoff updates on hjblogs.com.

DC Sports Schedule, July 24-Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 25

Cokato Legion vs. Buffalo at Cold Spring, District Playoffs, 10 a.m.

Thursday, July 26

Cokato Legion vs. TBD, District Playoffs

Friday, July 27

Cokato Legion vs. TBD, District Playoffs

Saturday, July 28

Cokato Kernels vs. Litchfield, NSL Playoffs, 7 p.m.

Cokato Legion vs. TBD, District Playoffs

Sunday, July 29

Cokato Kernels vs. TBD (if win Saturday), TBD

Cokato Legion vs. TBD, District Playoffs

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Cokato Kernels (if win first two games) vs. Maple Lake at Howard Lake, NSL Playoffs, 7:30 p.m.

Attention all summer youth baseball/softball coaches

Editor’s note: To all DC summer youth baseball and softball coaches:

I highly encourage each and every coach to submit not just your team photo (including names!) over the next couple weeks, but also tell us about your team. The highlights, the fun moments you had, and maybe even the disappointing losses. That’s a part of sports, too.

You can make it as in-depth as you want, but I hope you provide enough for readers to learn about our DC area youth athletes.

Please send team photos and stories to bsalmen@heraldjournal.com.