Blue Devils play Stevens Point at 1 p.m. Tuesday
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — A Class AAA American Legion baseball regional will be held this week at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield.
Five teams will be vying for a slot in next week’s Wisconsin Class AAA American Legion State Baseball Tournament, which also will be held in Marshfield.
Play begins Tuesday with opening round games in the double-elimination tournament. Marshfield (21-5) hosts Stevens Point in the opener at 1 p.m. followed by Plover vs. D.C. Everest at 4 p.m. The winner of the first game will play Wausau in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
Play continues Wednesday and Thursday. The championship game is set for 7 p.m. Thursday. If the loser of that game suffers its first loss in the tournament, the final championship game will be played at 4 p.m. Friday.
The winner of the regional moves on to the state tournament in Marshfield, which will be held July 26-30 as eight teams from around the state will compete in a double-elimination tournament. Marshfield, as the host team, is automatically in the field, so if it would win the regional, the second-place team will advance to the state tournament.
Four games will dot the state tournament schedule beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27. Three games are scheduled for July 28, starting at 12:30 p.m., and two games will be played July 29 starting at 4 p.m. The championship round will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30, with a second game immediately following if necessary.
The winner of the Wisconsin state tournament advances to the Great Lakes Regional at Edwardsville, Illinois, on Aug. 3-7, and teams there will compete for a spot in the Class AAA American Legion Baseball World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, on Aug. 13-18.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2016 Class AAA Legion Baseball Regional
July 19-22 at Jack Hackman Field, Marshfield
Tuesday, July 19
Game 1 – Stevens Point vs. Marshfield, 1 p.m.
Game 2 – Plover vs. D.C. Everest, 4 p.m.
Game 3 – Game 1 winner vs. Wausau, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20
Game 4 – Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.
Game 5 – Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 6 – Game 4 winner vs. Game 3 loser, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 21
Game 7 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 5 loser, 4 p.m.
Game 8 – Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 22
*Game 9 – Game 8 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 4 p.m. (*if Game 8 loser suffered first loss of tournament)