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Prep Baseball: Defending champion BOLD top seed for Class A state tournament

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BOLD, the defending Class A baseball champions, received the No. 1 seed for next week's state tournament that starts in Chaska.

The Warriors, who qualified for state the hard way by winning six straight loser's bracket games at the Section 2A tournament, open against unseeded Red Lake County (20-5) Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Chaska Athletic Park. The Warriors are 21-3 after going 7-1 at the section tournament.

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Unbeaten New York Mills (23-0) is the No. 2 seed, Chatfield (21-3) is No. 3, New Life Academy of Woodbury (22-4) is No. 4 and Springfield (21-2) is No. 5. Chaska is the host for all of Thursday's quarterfinals and Friday's semifinals and third-place game. The championship game is Saturday, June 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

QUARTERFINALS Thursday, June 12 At Chaska Athletic Park 1. #1 BOLD (21-3) vs. Red Lake County (20-5), 10 a.m.

2. #4 New Life Academy of Woodbury (22-4) vs. #5 Springfield (21-2), 12:30 p.m.

3. #3 Chatfield (21-3) vs. Royalton (12-10), 3 p.m.

4. #2 New York Mills (23-0) vs. Ely (21-2), 5:30 p.m.

SEMIFINALS Friday, June 13 At Chaska Athletic Park 5. Winner 1 vs. Winner 2, noon

6. Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, 2:30 p.m.

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Friday, June 13 At Jordan (Mini Met) 7. Loser 1 vs. Loser 2, 10 a.m.

8. Loser 3 vs. Loser 4, 12:30 p.m.

THIRD PLACE Friday, June 13 At Chaska Athletic Park 9. Loser 5 vs. Loser 6, 5 p.m.

CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP Friday, June 13 At Jordan (Mini Met) 10. Winner 7 vs. Winner 8, 3 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, June 14 At Minneapolis (Target Field) 11. Winner 5 vs. Winner 6, noon

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