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High School Baseball: Local teams handed playoff seeds


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Bonduel’s Isaac Boldt throws a pitch during a CWC-East win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood in Wittenberg on April 25. Boldt and the Bears picked up a No. 3 seed in Division 3 for the postseason.

Local baseball teams learned their postseason fates when the WIAA announced brackets on Thursday.

At the Divsion 2 level, Shawano earned a No. 6 seed. The Hawks will need to upset third-seeded Green Bay Notre Dame to advance.

Clintonville, a No. 7 seed, will look to put together another postseason run this year. The Truckers will face second-seeded Ashwaubenon on the road to get things started.

If Shawano and Clintonville each were to win those games, the teams would meet in Shawano for a regional semifinal.

In Division 3, Bonduel was awarded a No. 3 seed. The Bears will host sixth-seeded Crandon.

Menominee Indian earned a No. 7 seed and will battle second-seeded Coleman in a regional quarterfinal clash.

If Bonduel and Menominee Indian each won, they would meet in a regional semifinal in Bonduel.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood was also handed a No. 3 seed in Division 3. The Chargers will host sixth-seeded Omro in the quarterfinals, with the winner either facing seventh-seeded Weyauwega-Fremont or second-seeded Amherst in a semifinal tilt.

The other four local teams will compete in Division 4.

Bowler and Marion each picked up No. 4 seeds in their respective regional pods. Tigerton and Gresham each earned No. 6 seeds.

Bowler will host fifth-seeded Sevastopol in a regional quarterfinal, with the winner advancing to take on top-seeded Crivitz.

Marion hosts fifth-seeded Newman Catholic. If the Mustangs are able to defend their home diamond, they would advance to the semifinals, where top-seeded Athens awaits.

Gresham will travel to take on third-seeded Gibraltar/Washington Island in a regional quarterfinal. The winner would either travel to face second-seeded Green Bay NEW Lutheran or host seventh-seeded Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Academy.

Tigerton will head to Edgar to face the third-seeded Wildcats in a quarterfinal matchup. The winner of that matchup will either host seventh-seeded Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran or travel to take on second-seeded Rosholt.

All regional quarterfinals games are scheduled to be played May 23. Regional semifinals are scheduled for May 28.