Four San Luis Valley baseball teams advance to postseason

Alamosa High School’s Kade Jones sends a pitch to the plate in Tuesday’s game against Gunnison (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – Four high school baseball teams from the San Luis Valley will compete in postseason action this weekend.

Alamosa to host regional tournament

Alamosa High School, the Intermountain League champion, will host the Class 3A Region 2 Tournament at Ortega Middle School.

The Mean Moose enter the state tournament as the eighth overall seed and they will play 25th-seeded La Junta at 10 a.m. The second game of the regional will have ninth-seeded Colorado Academy playing 24th-seeded Moffat County at 12:30 p.m. The winners will advance to the championship at 3 p.m. with the regional champion to play in the Class 3A State Tournament which in northern Colorado.

Other IML teams in regional play will have Bayfield, the 11th seed, traveling to North Fork to take on 22nd-seeded Peak to Peak. Should the Wolverines win, they will play the winner of the game between sixth-seeded North Fork and 27th-seeded Strasburg.

Montezuma-Cortez will make the long trip to Lamar for the Region 7 Tournament. The Panthers are the 23rd seed and they will play 10th-seeded Manitou Springs. If Cortez wins, it will play either seventh-seeded Lamar or 26th-seeded Liberty Common.

Centauri, Del Norte, Monte Vista in Class 2A State Tourney

The remaining three local teams will be at the Class 2A State Tournament.

Del Norte, the 28th seed will be in Ault to take on the host team, fifth-seeded Highland, at noon on Saturday. If the Tigers win, they will play either 12th-seeded Fowler or 21st-seeded Colorado Springs Christian at 4 p.m.

Both Centauri and Monte Vista will travel to Swink today. The Falcons are the 23rd seed and they will play 10th-seeded Buena Vista at 10 a.m. The Pirates are the 26th seed and they will play seventh-seeded Swink at 12:30 p.m. The winners of those two games will play at 3 p.m.

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