A field of 387 teams will begin play later this month as the pairings for the 52nd Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament Series were announced this evening in Indianapolis.
Host schools will announce playing schedules in the days to come. Sectional competition begins Wednesday, May 23, and continues through Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day), with the 64 champions advancing to the four‐team regionals on Saturday, June 2.
The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi‐state sites and play a single game on Saturday, June 9, with the winners moving into their respective state championship game. This year’s four state championship games, scheduled for Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, will be played at Victory Field in Indianapolis, home of the Triple‐A franchise Indianapolis Indians.
Opening play at Frankton in Class 2A Sectional 40 will be Shenandoah (4-5) and Monroe Central (10-7). The two teams met in April with the Bears pulling out a 4-2 win over the Raiders.
Game two will pit winless Muncie Burris and host Frankton (6-5). The winners of the first two games will meet in one semi-final while the other semi-final will be the winner between defending champion Wapahani (13-5) and Lapel (6-3).
The IHSAA tournament will see 383 games played in 25 days.