American Legion, Junior Legion baseball postseason series pairings set

Mitchell Post 18 to host Aberdeen, while Junior Legion travels to take on Rapid City Post 22 Expos.

The Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team stands on the third base line while the national anthem is played prior to a contest against the Libby (Mont.) Loggers on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Cadwell Park.
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MITCHELL — After wrapping up their regular-season schedules on Monday night, the Mitchell Post 18 Legion and Junior Legion are set for the first round of the playoffs.

With a 23-13 overall record (15-6 against South Dakota competition), Post 18 secured the No. 3 seed in the Legion bracket and will host No. 14 Aberdeen (9-16 versus South Dakota competition) on Friday and Saturday in Mitchell.

Meanwhile, the Junior Legion (16-13 overall, 11-11 versus South Dakota) has the No. 11 seed and will travel west to take on the No. 4 seed Rapid City Post 22 Expos (15-2 versus South Dakota).

When Mitchell and Aberdeen met on June 10 at Cadwell Park, Post 18 swept the doubleheader with 7-3 and 8-0 victories. On the Junior Legion side, Mitchell and Post 22 did not meet during the regular season.

Both Post 18 teams will compete in a best-of-three games series, with Game 1 to be played Friday and Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) to be played Saturday, with times to be determined.


Here are pairings for all first-round Legion series:
No. 15 Sturgis (3-15) at No. 1 Brookings (18-7)
No. 2 Rapid City Post 22 (host) receives bye into state tournament
No. 14 Aberdeen (9-16) at No. 3 Mitchell (15-6)
No. 13 Spearfish (5-19) at No. 4 Brandon Valley (11-6)
No. 12 Watertown (10-22) at No. 5 Sioux Falls East (19-9)
No. 11 Sioux Falls West (9-15) at No. 6 Rapid City Post 320 (15-6)
No. 10 Yankton (11-10) at No. 7 Harrisburg (9-7)
No. 9 Pierre (9-9) at No. 8 Renner (13-12)

Here are pairings for all first-round Junior Legion series:
No. 15 Rapid City Post 320 (4-13) at No. 1 Sioux Falls East (19-7)
No. 14 Pierre (4-13) at No. 2 Rapid City Post 22 Bullets (12-0)
No. 13 Yankton (5-14) at No. 3 Watertown (20-8)
No. 12 Sioux Falls West (host) receives bye into state tournament
No. 11 Mitchell (11-11) at No. 4 Rapid City Post 22 Expos (15-2)
No. 10 Harrisburg Maroon (8-8) at No. 5 Renner (14-8)
No. 9 Harrisburg Gold (7-10) at No. 6 Brookings (12-11)
No. 8 Aberdeen (10-10) at No. 7 Brandon Valley (13-14)

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