Pairings for Region 14C tournament set

Park Rapids and Wolf Lake will open the double-elimination playoffs with play-in games on Friday (Aug. 7).

Park Rapids' Clayton Gallus (left) and Midway's Ray Mueller will be looking to help their teams contend for trips to state when the Region 14C tournament begins on Friday, Aug. 7.

Park Rapids and Wolf Lake will open the Region 14C amateur baseball tournament with play-in games on Friday, Aug. 7.

Park Rapids, the No. 9 seed, plays No. 8 Sebeka at Perham while No. 10 Wolf Lake plays No. 7 Staples at Deer Creek to open the double-elimination playoffs. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

The Esox and Sebeka split games during the regular season with Sebeka posting a 7-0 victory on July 12 and Park Rapids ending the regular season with a 6-3 win over the Stingers on Sunday (Aug. 2). Wolf Lake defeated Staples 13-9 in the regular-season finale on Sunday (Aug. 2) in their only meeting this summer.

The winner between the Park Rapids and Sebeka game plays No. 1 Bluffton at Perham on Saturday (Aug. 8) at 4 p.m. No. 4 Perham plays No. 5 Deer Creek at Perham at 1 p.m. with the winners of those games playing at 7:30 p.m.

The winner of the Wolf Lake vs. Staples game plays No. 2 Nimrod at Deer Creek at 4 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 8). No. 3 Midway opens against No. 6 New York Mills at Deer Creek at 1 p.m. The winners of those games play at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Creek on Saturday (Aug. 8). Midway edged New York Mills 6-5 on July 19.


Elimination games will be played on Sunday (Aug. 9) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Perham and Deer Creek with the final winners’ bracket game set for 5 p.m. at Perham on Sunday (Aug. 9). The tournament concludes on Aug. 14-15 at Perham with the Region 14C championship game set for Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. The region champ and runner-up advance to the state Class C tournament, which begins Aug. 21 at Springfield and Milroy. The state tournament runs through Sept. 6. Bluffton defeated Perham 13-0 in last year’s championship game.

Daily ticket prices for the Region 14C tournament are $7 for adults and $3 for ages 13-17. Children ages 12-under will be admitted free.

Nimrod won the Lake & Pine League title with a 7-1 record. Midway was second at 7-3 followed by Wolf Lake (2-5), Staples (2-6), Sebeka (2-6) and Park Rapids (2-8).

Bluffton captured the Hi-10 League title with a 7-1 record with Perham (4-2-1), Deer Creek (3-4) and New York Mills (2-3-1) following.

1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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