Bulls' Scheevel to join Redbirds for state tourney
LUVERNE - Jackson pitcher Ben Scheevel was drafted by Luverne and will join the Redbirds for the state Class C amateur baseball tournament.
Luverne finished third in the Region 13C playoffs, sweeping the Milroy Irish in two straight, completing a 4-1 win Saturday in a game that was suspended by weather on Friday.
The Redbirds will play Carver at 7 p.m. Saturday at Maple Lake. Luverne also picked Kenny Morris (Milroy Irish) to join Brandan Alfson (Pipestone) in the state tourney.
Fairmont edged Hadley 1-0 Sunday in the Region 13C Championship Series. The Buttermakers defeated the Martins 6-3 Saturday to force the third game.
Tyler Tennyson's home run in the eighth inning was the only run in Sunday's game. Windom draftee Kobe Lovell pitched eight and one-third innings, allowing no runs on six hits, walking four, hitting one and striking out four. Adam Schmidt recorded the final two outs for the Martins.
Fairmont selected Collin Lovell (Windom) and Tyler Peterson (Milroy Irish) to join Kobe Lovell on the state tournament roster. The Martins get a first-round bye and play the Fort Ripley-Lake City winner at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Maple Lake.
Hadley chose Cody Mather (Milroy Irish) and Justin Jass (Heron Lake) to join Luke Gilbertson (Windom). The Buttermakers meet Cologne at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Delano.