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Draw set, SC set to defend regional

A field of 385 teams and 7,236 student-athletes will begin play next week as the pairings for the 47th annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament Series were drawn yesterday morning (Tuesday) in Indianapolis.
Sectional competition will begin Wednesday, May 22, and continue through Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), with the 64 champions advancing to a four-team regional on Saturday, June 1. Two semifinal games will be played early that day at each site with the two winners returning for a championship game that evening. The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi-state sites and play a single game on Saturday, June 8, with the winners moving into their respective state championship games.
This year’s four state championship games, scheduled for Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, will be played at Victory Field in Indianapolis.
South Central, currently ranked No. 4 in Class A, enters as the defending regional champion. The Rebels have won consecutive sectional titles as well.
Harrison County schools North Harrison (Class 3A) and Lanesville (Class A) will serve as hosts.
Admission to sectionals are $6 per session; $9 for the season.
Brackets including area teams are:
Class 4A Bedford North Lawrence Sectional
Thursday, May 23 ‘ Seymour vs. Bedford North Lawrence, 5 p.m.; New Albany vs. Floyd Central, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 27 ‘ Seymour/Bedford North Lawrence winner vs. New Albany/Floyd Central winner, 10 a.m.; Jennings County vs. Jeffersonville, 12:30 p.m.; Championship, 6 p.m.
Class 3A North Harrison Sectional
Wednesday, May 22 ‘ North Harrison vs. Salem, 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 23 ‘ Brownstown Central vs. Corydon Central, 5 p.m.; Scottsburg vs. Charlestown, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 27 ‘ Silver Creek vs. North Harrison/Salem winner, 11 a.m.; Brownstown Central/Corydon Central winner vs. Scottsburg/Charlestown winner, 1:30 p.m.; Championship, 7 p.m.
Class 2A Providence Sectional
Wednesday, May 22 ‘ Paoli vs. Crawford County, 5 p.m.; Clarksville vs. Henryville, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 ‘ Paoli/Crawford County winner vs. Clarksville/Henryville winner, 11 a.m.; Providence vs. Eastern (Pekin), 1 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.
Class A Lanesville Sectional
Thursday, May 23 ‘ Lanesville vs. South Central, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 24 ‘ Borden vs. New Washington, 5 p.m.; Rock Creek Academy vs. Lanesville/South Central winner, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 ‘ Championship, 2 p.m.