Whittell baseball, softball teams open postseason play Friday in Div. IV Northern Region Tournament
For the second straight season, Whittell is sending both its baseball and softball teams to the playoffs. Both Warriors’ teams open play in the double-elimination Div. IV Northern Region Tournament on Friday, May 13, at Carlin (Nev.).
Whittell softball (7-5-2) finished tied for the Div. IV West League regular season title with Smith Valley, and earned the league’s top seed as the result of winning the second meeting between the teams. The Warriors face East second seed Wells (Nev.) (16-6-1) in the first round Friday at noon.
East top seed Eureka (15-3) and West second seed Smith Valley (9-4) meet in the other first round matchup Friday at 10 a.m. The winners and losers of each first round contest play again Friday, with the loser’s bracket final and championship scheduled for Saturday, May 14.
Whittell baseball (7-11) took second in Div. IV West League, a result guaranteed after losing to Virginia City 16-6 in five innings on Wednesday, May 4. The Warriors open tournament play against East league champion Mineral County (18-7) on Friday at 9 a.m.
West League champion Virginia City (16-0) faces East second seed Wells (15-10-1) at 11:30 a.m. in the second matchup of the first round. The winners and losers of each first round contest play again Friday, with the loser’s bracket final and championship scheduled for Saturday.
The Northern Region finalists advance to the Div. IV State Tournament along with the finalists from the Southern League. The tournament will be held May 19-21 at Northern Nevada sites in Sparks and Reno.