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Baseball, softball sectionals see shake-up

Baseball, softball sectionals see shake-up Baseball, softball sectionals see shake-up

The Indiana High School Athletic Association executive committee approved the sectional assignments in baseball and softball for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

In baseball, Lanesville and South Central are coming off sectional championships in Class 2A and 1A, respectively. The two rivals will rejoin the 1A Sectional 61 field after the Eagles played the previous two seasons up a class due to the IHSAA’s tournament success factor. The 1A sectional also featured Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana and Orleans to join Lanesville and South Central.

The 2A baseball sectional will see Providence return to the class after playing in 3A. Providence will join Sectional 46 with Clarksville, Crawford County, Eastern (Pekin), Mitchell and Paoli.

With Providence back to 2A, the 3A Sectional 30 in baseball will feature eight teams: Brownstown Central, Charlestown, Corydon Central, Madison, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg and Silver Creek.

Softball also will see a restructuring within the Class 1A Sectional 61 field as well. Lanesville and West Washington met in a one-game regional a season ago, now the pair are locked in the same sectional. They will be accompanied by Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Orleans and South Central.

The Class 2A softball field features Clarksville, Crawford County, Eastern, Mitchell, Paoli and Providence. The 3A softball sectional, meanwhile, mirrors the baseball field.

The baseball and softball realignment committee was one of four groups of school administrators to realign each of the team sports and represented each IHSAA district and class along with members of the state athletic administrators association and respective coaches associations.

Tournament host sites in both sports, along with other spring sports, will be announced in February.

BASEBALL

4A Sectional 15: Bedford North Lawrence, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Jennings County, New Albany, Seymour

3A Sectional 30: Brownstown Central, Charlestown, Cory-
don Central, Madison, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, Silver Creek

2A Sectional 46: Austin, Clarksville, Crawford County, Eastern (Pekin), Henryville, Providence

1A Sectional 61: Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Lanesville, Orleans, South Central

SOFTBALL

4A Sectional 15: Bedford North Lawrence, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Jennings County, New Albany, Seymour

3A Sectional 30: Brownstown Central, Charlestown, Corydon Central, Madison, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, Silver Creek

2A Sectional 46: Clarksville, Crawford County, Eastern (Pekin), Mitchell, Paoli, Providence

1A Sectional 61: Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Lanesville, Orleans, South Central, West Washington

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