SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota High School Baseball class ‘B’ state tournament is set.
State Tournament Qualifiers
|Region 1||Dakota Valley|
|Region 3||Dell Rapids|
|Region 3||West Central|
|Region 4||Gregory County|
The 2021 Class ‘B’ State Tournament is set for May 31-June 1 at Sioux Falls Stadium.
Below is the full results and match-ups:
Region one was played at Dakota Valley and in Elk Point.
Dakota Valley used a 12-2 win over Beresford and a 6-0 win over Parkston/Tripp/Ethan to become the first state qualifying team.
On the other side of the bracket, Vermillion and Elk Point-Jefferson advanced to the regional finals, but a weather delay put a hold on Monday night’s game.
The Tanagers would go on to earn an 11-2 win over EPJ.
Wednesday, May 26 will be a busy day for teams in region two as all eight teams will be in action.
Howard is the host seed for the top part of the region, while Madison will host the bottom half of the region.
Howard picked up wins over Clark Area and Sioux Valley to advance to the state tournament, while Redfield earned wins over Hamlin and Madison.
Region 3 got underway on Tuesday afternoon.
In the top part of the region, Dell Rapids earned a 10-0 win over Tri-Valley and a narrow 6-5, walk-off win over Lennox.
The Quarriers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
The other side of the bracket was held in Tea.
West Central picked up a 5-1 win over Garretson and a 20-0 win over Tea Area to advance to the state tournament.
Unlike every other region in class ‘B’ baseball, Region 4 has completed it’s region tournament play.
Top-seeded Platte-Geddes/Dakota Christian/White Lake/Corsica/Stickney earned a first-round bye and then claimed a 2-1 win over Winner/Colome to advance to the state tournament.
On the other side of Region 4, Gregory County showed off their defense as they allowed zero runs in two wins. They earned a 12-0 win over Lead/Deadwood and then a 6-0 victory over St. Thomas More.
This is an ongoing story that will be updated until the completion of the class ‘B’ region playoffs.