Pairings are set for this week’s sixth and seventh region baseball tournaments, with the winner earning berths in the state tournament.

The sixth region tournament will begin on Tuesday with the district champions hosting the quarter-finals. Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship game will be played at Jim Patterson Stadium at the University of Louisville.

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Fern Creek (26-6) is the only ranked team on the field, ranking 10th in the Prep Baseball Report Power 25. The Tigers play at Bullitt Central (14-14) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Defending champion DeSales (22-14) hosts Pleasure Ridge Park (21-12) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The seventh region tournament will begin on Wednesday with the district champions hosting the quarter-finals. Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship game will be played at Jim Patterson Stadium at the University of Louisville.

No. 2 Trinity (33-4), No. 3 St. Xavier (27-10) and No. 20 Male (19-11) lead the pack. Defending state champion Trinity hosts Portland Christian (11-7) at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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The eighth region’s baseball tournament draw is scheduled for Monday.

Here are the full timetables:

Sixth Region

Tuesday – Pleasure Ridge Park (21-12) at DeSales (22-14), 6 p.m.; Fern Creek (26-6) at Bullitt Central (14-14), 5:30 p.m.; South (17-17) at Bullitt East (23-13), 6 p.m.; Butler (5-20) at Holy Cross (9-18), 5:30 p.m.

Saturday at the U of L – Winner of Pleasure Ridge Park-DeSales vs. Fern Creek-Bullitt Central, noon; Southern-Bullitt East winner vs. Butler-Holy Cross, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday at the U of L – Championship, 4 p.m.

Seventh Region

Wednesday – Portland Christian (11-7) at Trinity (33-4), 5 p.m.; Ballard (16-11) at Male (19-11), 6 p.m.; Highlands Latin (12-13) at Manual (22-11), 6 p.m.; St. Xavier (27-10) at Christian Academy (17-15), 6 p.m.

Saturday at the U of L – Portland Christian-Trinity winner vs. Ballard-Male winner, 5:30 p.m.; Highlands Latin-Manual winner vs. St. Xavier-Christian Academy winner, 8 p.m.

Sunday at the U of L – Championship, 8 p.m.

Jason Frakes: 502-582-4046; [email protected]; Twitter: @kyhighs.


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