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Mitchell to play host to 90th annual Class B State Amateur Baseball tourney

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The entrance to Cadwell Park is pictured on the opening night of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament in 2017.
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Sunshine teams roll through first round

MITCHELL — The South Dakota Class B state amateur baseball field is rolling along for the 90th edition of the tournament at Cadwell Park. The tournament started Aug. 3 and concludes on championship Sunday, with the final game at 2 p.m. Aug. 14.

Only eight teams remain in the Class B state tournament, with the quarterfinals on Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12. Four of the remaining teams hail from the Sunshine League, with Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Dimock/Emery and Winner/Colome still in contention. Each of them are in seperate quarterfinals, still leaving open the chance that they could all make the semifinal round.

Still in the mix for the Class B title includes two teams from the Cornbelt League, with Lennox and defending state champions Dell Rapids Mudcats among the final eight. Kimball/White Lake is in the quarterfinal round to represent the Pony Hills League, along with Garretson from the State Line League. Of the 13 Class B state championships awarded since 2008, eight of those have been won by teams still playing in the 2022 state tournament.

Keep checking back on this page for an updated bracket, with all of the Mitchell Republic's continuous coverage.

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A live stream of Class B action is available through the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association's website.

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