Comets to host sectional final
By Greg Seubert
If everything falls into place, the Waupaca baseball team won’t have to leave town for the upcoming WIAA state tournament.
The Comets are a No. 1 seed in the Division 2 Waupaca Sectional. Waupaca has a bye in the first round Thursday, May 26, and will host No. 4 Little Chute or No. 5 Xavier at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in a regional semifinal.
A regional final win Wednesday, June 1, means the Comets would host a sectional semifinal game at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. The sectional final will be held at 5 p.m. that day, also on the Comets’ home field.
Here’s a rundown of where other area teams will open the tournament:
Hortonville and New London are in the Kaukauna Sectional. Hortonville is a No. 4 seed and has a bye in the first round May 31. The Polar Bears will host No. 5 Manitowoc or No. 12 Appleton West Thursday, June 2. New London is a No. 11 seed and will open the tournament at 4 p.m. May 31 at No. 6 De Pere. The sectional final is set for 4 p.m. June 7 in Kaukauna.
Clintonville is a No. 4 seed in the Waupaca Sectional and will host No. 5 Peshtigo May 26.
No. 2 Amherst, No. 3 Iola-Scandinavia, No. 4 Weyauwega-Fremont and No. 6 Manawa are in the Stevens Point Sectional. I-S will host Manawa and W-F will host No. 5 Auburndale at 4:30 p.m. May 26. Amherst will host the I-S/Manawa winner at 4:30 p.m. May 31. The sectional final will be played at 6 p.m. June 7 at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point.
Almond-Bancroft is a No. 1 seed in the Johnson Creek Sectional, while Wild Rose is seeded fourth. A-B has a bye May 26 and will host No. 5 Hilbert/Stockbridge or Wild Rose May 31. Wild Rose will host Hilbert/Stockbridge at 4:30 p.m. May 26. The sectional final is set for 2 p.m. June 7 in Johnson Creek.
Marion is a No. 7 seed in the Rosholt Sectional. The Mustangs will open tournament play at 4:30 p.m. May 26 at No. 2 Rosholt. The sectional final will be played at 4:30 p.m. June 7 in Rosholt.