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Shockers to open Region 14C tournament with Verndale

Hi-10 League runner-up Wadena-Deer Creek will take on Lake and Pine South runner-up Verndale Saturday in a 1:30 p.m. Region 14C baseball game in Nimrod.

The Shockers will play two games Saturday, win or lose. A victory over Verndale will pit them against Resorters East champ Miltona or Lake and Pine South wild card Nimrod at 5 p.m. in Nimrod. Miltona and Nimrod play a 10 a.m. game Saturday in Sebeka. A loss will send the Shockers against the loser of the Miltona-Nimrod game at 5 p.m. in Verndale.

In other first round Region 14C action Saturday, Hi-10 champ Bertha will tangle with Resorters East Runner-up Clarissa at 1 p.m. in Sebeka. Lake and Pine South champ Nisswa will face Resorters East wild card Carlos at 10 a.m. in Nimrod.

Rounds 1 and 2 will be played Saturday with Round 3 slated for Sunday, Rounds 4 and 5 set for Saturday, Aug. 14, and the championship game scheduled for Aug. 15 at noon in Nimrod.