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Third-seeded Huskies at home Wednesday
Two-time defending Section 4AA baseball champion St. Anthony Village begins defense of its title on Wednesday with a home game.
The Huskies are the third seed in the section and host 14th-seeded Minneapolis Roosevelt at 4:30 p.m. The winner plays Friday at 4:30 p.m. against either sixth-seeded St. Paul Highland Park or 11th-seeded St. Croix Lutheran. St. Anthony is guaranteed a second-round home game if it beats Roosevelt.
St. Anthony enters Wednesday's game ranked 17th in the state in Class AA according to the baseball coaches association. The Huskies (14-6) won their final two games of the regular season with wins over 11th-ranked Kasson-Mantorville and Fridley.
In the Fridley victory, Jordan Wiggins pitched a no-hitter.Two of St. Anthony's losses this season came at the hands of Section 4AA foes. The first was a 7-1 loss to second-seeded Minnehaha Academy, the Tri-Metro Conference champion, on April 23. The other was against fourth-seeded St. Paul Academy 5-2 on May 7.
Minneapolis Washburn is the top seed and enters the post-season undefeated at 20-0.
The Huskies' other losses came against Irondale, defending state champion St. Cloud Cathedral, Providence Academy and Delano.
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) 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)