Local amateur teams ready for opening rounds of Region 16C Tournament

Local Resorters League teams in Urbank (8-4), Sauk Centre (10-2) and Alexandria (8-4) all earn first-round byes to secure their spots in Sunday's double-elimination portion of the tournament.

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Alexandria's Carter Stockert pitches during a game against the Osakis Hawks on Aug. 15, 2020. Stockert and the Black Sox have posted an 8-4 record this summer season and will open the Region 16C Tournament against the Vergas Loons on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. in Urbank. The top two teams that advance to the Region 16C championship game in Urbank on Aug. 14 will advance to the state tournament. (File photo / Alexandria Echo Press)

Area amateur baseball teams are ready to jump into the Region 16C Tournament that will take place in Urbank and Carlos over the next two weeks after wrapping up the regular season.

Fergus Falls , Vergas , Urbank (8-4), Sauk Centre (10-2) and Alexandria (8-4) all earned first-round byes to jump into the double-elimination portion of the 16C Tournament.

The playoffs start this Saturday with Long Prairie (8-4) playing Osakis (4-8) at 2 p.m. Pelican Rapids takes on Kensington (3-9) at 5 p.m. and Dent plays Carlos (5-7) at 8 p.m. All three of those games are in Urbank. The losers are eliminated from the tournament and the winners move on to play Sunday in the double-elimination portion of the field.

The Region 16C Tournament will continue on Aug. 7-8. The team that advances through the winner’s bracket on Aug. 8 will secure its spot in the region championship. Two teams from the losers’ bracket will play on Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. in Urbank to see who will advance to the title game. The championship is set for 4 p.m. on Aug. 14 in Urbank, and both teams that advance to the championship game will qualify for the state tournament.



July 31 in Urbank (single elimination): Long Prairie Predators vs. Osakis Hawks, 2 p.m.; Pelican Rapids Lakers vs. Kensington Norsemen, 5 p.m.; Dent Wildcats vs. Carlos Cougars, 8 p.m.

Aug. 1 in Carlos (double elimination): Fergus Falls Hurricanes vs. winner of Long Prairie/Osakis, 1 p.m.; Sauk Centre Titans vs. winner of Dent/Carlos, 4 p.m.

Aug. 1 in Urbank (double elimination): Vergas Loons vs. Alexandria Black Sox, 1 p.m.; Urbank Bombers vs. winner of Pelican Rapids/Kensington, 4 p.m.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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