The Section 1AA softball and baseball brackets were released this weekend.  In softball the QRF was used with some differences from the Minnesota Softball Coaches Association rankings.  The opening round is Monday with the second round Tuesday at the high seed.  Double elimination kicks in after the first round with games on Thursday in Elgin and Zumbrota.

The subsection finals and Section title games are at Todd Park in Austin May 28 and May 30.  In the West Zumbrota-Mazeppa received the top seed and opens with #8 Pine Island Monday night at 4:30 p.m.  The other games are 5:00 p.m. starts with #2 seed Rochester Lourdes entertaining #7 Triton.  #6 seed Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander/Kingsland is at #3 Byron. #4 seed Stewartville hosts #5 seed Dover-Eyota.

On the other side of the section Cotter/Hope Lutheran received the top seed and sees #8 Lake City at Cotter.  #2 seed Chatfield hosts #7 seed Caledonia/Spring Grove.  #6 seed LaCrescent is at #3 seed Lewiston-Altura.  #4 seed St. Charles hosts #5 seed Plainview-Elgin-Millville.  The Chatfield and St. Charles games are 4:30 p.m. starts and the others 5:00 p.m. first pitches.

In Section 1AA baseball Rochester Lourdes and Caledonia received the top seeds.  In the West the Eagles host #8 Pine Island.  #2 seed Stewartville has #7 Triton at their field.  The first round is Wednesday.  #3 seed Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander/Kingsland entertains #6 Zumbrota-Mazeppa.  #5 seed Dover-Eyota is at #4 seed Byron.  All games are 5:00 p.m. starts.

In the East #8 Cotter/Hope Lutheran is at Caledonia.  #2 LaCrescent hosts #7 seed Lake City.  #3 Plainview-Elgin-Millville has #6 St. Charles in Plainview.  #4 seed Lewiston-Altura hosts #5 seed Chatfield.  All games are 5:00 p.m. starts.

The next rounds in baseball are Saturday at Triton in the West and Plainview in the East and Monday action also takes place at those two locations according to the bracket.

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