The 2013 state baseball championships will be played in Sarpy County and Lincoln, starting on Saturday. Sarpy County will host the Class A Baseball Championships Saturday at Werner Park. First round action for Class A begins May 11 at 10 a.m. as top-seeded Papillion-La Vista South hosts Lincoln Southwest. Millard South will face Omaha Burke at 1 p.m., while Omaha Westside meets Omaha North in a 4 p.m. match. At 7 p.m., Millard West will play Papillion-La Vista.
The City of Lincoln will host the NSAA Class B Championships. Saturday’s first round games at Haymarket Park are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. as top-ranked Norris plays Waverly. Omaha Roncalli Catholic and Omaha Gross Catholic will square off in a 1 p.m. contest. Lincoln Pius X, the defending Class B state champion, will face Gretna before the night concludes with the 7 p.m. game – Omaha Skutt Catholic vs. Wahoo/Raymond Central/Lincoln Lutheran.
Monday will feature winner’s bracket and elimination games in both classes. Werner Park will host the first round Class A winners at 4 and 7 p.m. Papillion’s Fricke Field will host the loser’s bracket games of the double-elimination event. Those must-win games are also scheduled for 4 and 7 p.m. The time schedule will be the same for Class B in Lincoln. Haymarket Park will host Saturday’s Class B winners, while first-round losers will try to survive and advance at Lincoln’s Sherman Field.
Tuesday will feature the Class A and B championship semifinal games, at Werner Park and Haymarket Park. Those winners’ bracket games are set for 7 p.m. Meanwhile, elimination games are scheduled for 4 and 7 p.m. at Fricke Field and Sherman Field.
Fricke Field will host the four-game semifinal round where the four remaining Class A teams are re-paired after Wednesday’s games. Those games will be at 4 and 7 p.m. Class B’s four-game semifinal, which is also set for 4 and 7 p.m., will be at Sherman Field.
The tournaments will conclude with championship games on Thursday, May 16. Werner Park will host the Class A final at 10 a.m. with the “if necessary” game at approximately 1 p.m. The Class B finale will be at Haymarket Park. The first championship game is set for 10 a.m. with the “if necessary game” at approximately 1 p.m.