The South Dakota Class B state amateur tournament field is set.
Thirty-two teams will descend upon Mitchell’s Cadwell Park for the annual 12-day tournament, which begins Wednesday and runs through Aug. 15. The pairings were revealed Sunday during a selection show at Mitchell’s Highland Center Mall.
The highlight of the first round is Alexandria playing Canova, which is a rematch of last year’s Class B state championship game. The Angels topped the Gang, 11-3, last season. The rematch is 11 a.m. Friday.
The tournament kicks off with Milbank playing Platte at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Dimock-Emery vs. Castlewood at 7:30 p.m. The Raptors are coming off the District 5B title win over Winner/Colome on Saturday.
Menno faces Redfield Dairy Queen at 11 a.m. Thursday to start the first four-game slate. The Plankinton Bankers play Clark at 1 p.m., followed by Akron, Iowa, vs. Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. Flandreau plays Tabor at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, Volga plays Crofton, Neb., at 1 p.m. after the Alexandria-Canova rematch. Wynot, Neb., plays Four Corners at 5:30 p.m., while Dell Rapids Mudcats plays Lake Norden at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Lesterville plays Dell Rapids PBR at 11 a.m., followed by Larchwood, Iowa vs. Lennox at 1 p.m. Elk Point plays Kimball/White Lake at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Redfield Pheasants vs. Colman at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Salem squares off against Colome at 11 a.m. South Central plays Winner/Colome at 1 p.m. to complete the first round. Second round action starts at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
First round pairings
Milbank vs. Platte, 5:30 p.m.
Dimock-Emery vs. Castlewood, 7:30 p.m.
Redfield Dairy Queen vs. Menno, 11 a.m.
Plankinton Bankers vs. Clark, 1 p.m.
Akron, Iowa vs. Mount Vernon, 5:30 p.m.
Flandreau vs. Tabor, 7:30 p.m.
Canova vs. Alexandria, 11 a.m.
Volga vs. Crofton, Neb., 1 p.m.
Wynot, Neb., vs. Four Corners, 5:30 p.m.
Dell Rapids Mudcats vs. Lake Norden, 7:30 p.m.
Lesterville vs. Dell Rapids PBR, 11 a.m.
Larchwood, Iowa vs. Lennox, 1 p.m.
Elk Point vs. Kimball/White Lake, 5:30 p.m.
Redfield Pheasants vs. Colman, 7:30 p.m.
Salem vs. Colome, 11 a.m.
South Central vs. Winner/Colome, 1 p.m.