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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.

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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.

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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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