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Concordia nine in section play on Wednesday
Concordia Academy's baseball team opens the Section 4AA baseball playoffs on Wednesday with a home game. The seventh-seeded Beacons (10-10) host 10th-seeded St. Paul Johnson at 3:45 p.m.
Concordia put together a set of nice games over the weekend to gather some momentum heading to the post-season. The Beacons knocked off ninth-ranked St. Paul Academy 6-0 on May 18 and followed that up by winning a tournament in Delano on Saturday.
At the Delano tournament, Concordia upset 11th-ranked Kasson-Mantorville 2-0 in the semifinals and followed that up with a 3-0 win over the host Tigers to claim the tournament crown.
A victory on Wednesday would send Concordia to Friday's second round against either second-seeded and Tri-Metro Conference champion Minnehaha Academy or 15th-seeded Minneapolis Edison. The Beacons dropped a 10-0 decision to Minnehaha on May 7 and did not face Edison in the regular season.
Section 4AA baseball playoffs Seeds in parentheses First round, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. unless noted Game 1 - St. Paul Humboldt (16) vs. Minneapolis Washburn (1) at Neiman Game 2 - Blake (9) vs. St. Paul Central (8) at Dunning Game 3 - St. Paul Como Park (12) vs. DeLaSalle (5) at Parade, 3 p.m. Game 4 - St. Paul Harding (13) at St. Paul Academy (4) Game 5 - Minneapolis Roosevelt (14) at St. Anthony Village (3) Game 6 - St. Croix Lutheran (11) at St. Paul Highland Park (6) Game 7 - St. Paul Johnson (10) at Concordia Academy (7), 3:45 p.m. Game 8 - Minneapolis Edison (15) vs. Minnehaha Academy (2) at Fort Snelling
Second round, Friday, 4:30 p.m. Game 9 - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner at higher seed Game 10 - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner at higher seed Game 11 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner at higher seed Game 12 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner at higher seed
Third round, May 29, 4:30 p.m. Game 13 - Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner at higher seed Game 14 - Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner at higher seed
Fourth round, May 31 Game 15 - Game 13 winner vs. Game 14 winner at higher seed Game 16 - Game 13 loser vs. Game 14 loser at higher seed
Fifth round, June 5, 4:30 p.m. Game 17 - Game 15 loser vs. Game 16 winner at higher seed
Championship round, June 7, 5 p.m. at Midway Stadium Game 18 - Game 15 winner vs. Game 17 winner (Second game, if necessary, to follow first game)