High School Baseball Sectional Draw Announced

By Tommy Schoegler

High School Baseball Sectional Draw Announced

May 15, 2012 Updated May 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM EDT

Indianapolis (Indiana's NewsCenter)- A field of 383 teams and 7,197 student-athletes will begin play next week as the pairings for the 46th Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament Series were drawn today in Indianapolis.

Sectional competition begins Wednesday, May 23, and continues through Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day), with the 64 champions advancing to a four-team regional on Saturday, June 2. Two semifinal games will be played early that day at each site with the two winners returning for a championship game that evening. The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi-state sites and play a single game on Saturday, June 9, with the winners moving into their respective state championship games.

This year’s four state championship games, scheduled for Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, will be played at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Among the top-ranked teams in this week’s poll from the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA), Lafayette Central Catholic sits atop Class A as the three-time defending state champions. The Knights, with 19 consecutive tourney wins over the last three years, will begin by hosting Tri-Central in the Sectional 54 opener. They’ll be attempting to become the first school to win four consecutive baseball state titles. Jasper is the only other school to have won three straight (1996, 1997, 1998 (3A)).

In Class 4A, No. 1 Lake Central will take on home-standing Munster in Sectional 1; Class 3A’s top-ranked Jasper will host Pike Central in the Sectional 31 bye game and; Class 2A No. 1 Wheeler will face Hammond Bishop Noll in the Sectional 33 bye game at Whiting.

Each of the other defending state champions drew a bye into the next round including two-time defending winner and unranked Carroll (Fort Wayne) (Class 4A) which will face the East Noble-Fort Wayne North Side winner in Sectional 5 at DeKalb. Unranked Crawfordsville (Class 3A) drew a bye into the Sectional 25 semifinals and will meet the North Putnam-North Montgomery winner and; unranked South Spencer also picked up a bye and will take on the winner between No. 8 Forest Park and Tell City in Sectional 48 at Southridge.

Sectionals
Dates: May 23-28, 2012.

Class 4A

4. Elkhart Memorial (6)
Game 1: Northridge vs. Concord.
Game 2: Warsaw vs. Goshen.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Elkhart Central vs. Elkhart Memorial.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

5. DeKalb (7)
Game 1: East Noble vs. Fort Wayne North Side.
Game 2: DeKalb vs. Fort Wayne Northrop.
Game 3: Columbia City vs. Fort Wayne Snider.
Game 4: Carroll (Fort Wayne) vs. Winner of Game 1.
Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.
Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

6. Huntington North (6)
Game 1: Homestead vs. Fort Wayne Wayne.
Game 2: New Haven vs. Huntington North.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Fort Wayne South Side vs. Jay County.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

Class 3A

21. Wawasee (6)
Game 1: Wawasee vs. West Noble.
Game 2: Fairfield vs. Tippecanoe Valley.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: NorthWood vs. Lakeland.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

22. Garrett (6)
Game 1: Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger vs. Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran.
Game 2: Garrett vs. Woodlan.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Leo vs. Angola.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

23. Bellmont (6)
Game 1: Heritage vs. Eastbrook.
Game 2: Mississinewa vs. Bellmont.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Norwell vs. Whitko.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

Class 2A
35. LaVille (6)
Game 1: Fremont vs. LaVille.
Game 2: Central Noble vs. Prairie Heights.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Bremen vs. Westview.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

36. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (6)
Game 1: Eastside vs. Churubusco.
Game 2: South Adams vs. Adams Central.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Bluffton vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.

37. Wabash (7)
Game 1: Cass vs. Southwood.
Game 2: Wabash vs. Northfield.
Game 3: Manchester vs. Oak Hill.
Game 4: North Miami vs. Winner of Game 1.
Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.
Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

Class 1A
52. Fort Wayne Canterbury (7)
Game 1: Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian vs. Lakewood Park Christian.
Game 2: Bethany Christian vs. Hamilton.
Game 3: Fort Wayne Canterbury vs. Elkhart Christian.
Game 4: Howe vs. Winner of Game 1.
Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3.
Championship: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

55. Cowan (6)
Game 1: Wes-Del vs. Daleville.
Game 2: Liberty Christian vs. Southern Wells.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2.
Game 4: Monroe Central vs. Cowan.
Championship: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4.




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