This story has been updated to show the updated brackets following the action from Saturday, July 30
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The field is set for the Class ‘B’ State Amateur Baseball Tournament. All 32 tickets have been punched and now the bracket is set to be released on Sunday at 2 p.m.
This year’s state tournament runs Wednesday, August 3 – Sunday, August 14. The 31-game tournament will be played at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.
32 teams will advance to the state tournament and here is a look at the seven districts and the teams who have punched their ticket:
|Eastern Dakota (5)||Northern Plains (3)||Pony Hills (5)||Cornbelt (7)|
|Milbank||Redfield DQ||Plankinton Bankers||H/H Gamecocks|
|Volga||Redfield Pheasants||Kimball/White Lake||Canova|
|Lake Norden||Northville||Four Corners||Dell Rapids Mudcats|
|Castlewood||X||Plankinton Gold Sox||Flandreau|
|Sunshine (5)||South Central (4)||State Line (3)|
DISTRICT 1- EASTERN DAKOTA LEAGUE
The District 1B tournament was the first event to come to a close. Milbank won the Eastern Dakota League title, with Volga finishing runner-up.
Aurora, Lake Norden and Castlewood are the other three teams headed to the state tournament.
DISTRICT 2 – NORTHERN PLAINS LEAGUE
The Northern Plains tournament was the last one to begin as the first two games were played on Monday, July 25.
The bids into the state tournament have been claimed in District 2B. The Redfield Pheasants, Redfield DQ and Northville are headed to Mitchell.
The Pheasants claimed their seventh district title in eight years.
DISTRICT 3 – PONY HILLS LEAGUE
The Pony Hills District Tournament came to a close on Thursday as well.
The five teams to advance to state are the Plankinton Bankers, Kimball/White Lake, Wessington Springs, Four Corners and Plankinton Gold Sox.
The Bankers earned a 7-1 win over Kimball/White Lake to claim the first district champion position.
DISTRICT 4 – CORNBELT
The Hartford/Humboldt Gamecocks and Canova Gang each picked up semifinal wins on Tuesday. That punched their ticket to the state tournament and sent them to the Cornbelt championship
The Dell Rapids Mudcats and Madison also advanced to the state tournament as they earned wins on Thursday.
Lennox, Flandreau and Salem earned the final three spots from the Cornbelt District.
DISTRICT 5 – SUNSHINE LEAGUE
Alexandria and Winner/Colome have established themselves as staples in the state tournament every year and by no surprise, the two have punched their ticket to Cadwell again. Alexandria won the 2022 District 5B championship.
Dimock/Emery and Mt. Vernon are also in the state tournament, leaving just one spot remaining in District 5.
Platte would claim the final spot from District 5B.
DISTRICT 6 – SOUTH CENTRAL LEAGUE
The three and four seeds are in the South Central League championship as Wynot and Freeman have reached the title game and clinched a spot in the state tournament.
The big storyline from District 6 is the sixth-seed upsetting the top-seed to reach state. Menno knocked off Lesterville on Thursday. Tabor also defeated Crofton. Tabor and Menno are headed to the state tournament.
DISTRICT 7 – STATE LINE LEAGUE
The State Line League has two of their three state tournament berths filled as Garretson and Larchwood will play for the District 7 championship on Saturday.
Akron won the final spot in the state tournament from District 7B.