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Resorters baseball: Area teams ready for Region 16C Tourney

Alexandria's Shawn Krueger makes a play on the ball at third against Sauk Centre on July 15. Krueger and the Black Sox earned a first-round bye in the Region 16C Tournament and will play the winner of Dent and Ashby at 2 p.m. in Dent this Saturday, July 28. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The regular season wrapped up for Resorters League baseball teams this past weekend as league members now set their sights on the playoffs.

The Region 16C Tournament, which features teams out of the Resorters League and the Countryside League, gets going on Friday night with four games. The Osakis Hawks (7-4 league record) will head to Carlos (4-7) to take on the Cougars in the opener. The Dent Wildcats (6-5) host the Ashby A's (2-10), the Frazee Flames go to Long Prairie (5-5) to play the Predators and the Urbank-Parkers Prairie Bombers (8-4) host the Millerville Millers (3-8) in Urbank. All of those Friday games are played at 8 p.m.

The double-elimination tournament then moves to Dent for the rest of the playoffs. This Saturday's action includes the winner of Friday night's games taking on four teams in the field that earned byes.

Pelican Rapids (10-1) will play the winner of Osakis and Carlos at 11 a.m. The Alexandria Black Sox (7-3) take on the winner of Dent and Ashby at 2 p.m. The winner of Frazee and Long Prairie plays the Sauk Centre Titans (11-1) at 5, and the Fergus Falls Hurricanes wrap up Saturday's games with an 8 p.m. game against the winner of Urbank and Millerville.

The losers of Friday's opening-round games will play the losers of Saturday's games on Sunday back in Dent with game times of 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 and 8.

The tournament continues Aug. 4-5 and again Aug. 10-11. The championship game is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. with both of the top two teams in the tournament earning a spot at the state tournament.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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