Playoff action continues around the county as baseball brackets are set. In the Section 5A Baseball tournament, Braham was seeded 3rd in the East Subsection. The Bombers (5-8) will host No. 6 Royalton (4-11) in the opener at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Mora. The game had to be moved off the Braham field since it is still soaked from the recent rains.
The winner will advance to take on either No. 2 Rush City (8-5) or No. 7 Isle (4-11) at 7 p.m. May 28 at Pierz. The RC Tigers clipped Braham 8-7 in the May 23 night game which finished the regular season.
Hinckley-Finlayson (12-2) is the No. 1 seeded team in the 5A East. Osakis (13-2) and Browerville (15-4) are the top two seeds in the 5A West.
Section 7AAA Softball: Blaine 9, Cambridge-Isanti 8
Blaine overcame an 8-4 deficit with a five-run seventh inning to defeat host Cambridge-Isanti in the May 22 Section 7AAA Softball opener. The No. 9 seed Bengals will next take on six-time defending section champ Forest Lake on Saturday morning in Duluth as the 7AAA tourney continues.
Section 5A Softball: Braham 12, Ogilvie 11
In the 5A tourney opener postponed three days due to the weather, Braham overcame Ogilvie 12-11 on May 23. The Bombers then were defeated by East Subsection top-seed Rush City 14-4 in Game 2.
On Friday, May 24, Braham has an elimination game against Barnum at 4 p.m. in Mora. A win would next have the Bombers playing at 5:30 p.m. Friday night.