The 2019 MBA Region 1C Tournament was held held August 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at Brennan Field in Hinckley. The field included eight teams from the Eastern Minny League. The league playoffs narrowed the league's 13 teams to eight and determined region seeding. The top two teams from Region 1C, the Mora Blue Devils and the Isanti Redbirds, advanced to the 2019 MBA Class C State Tournament.
State Tournament Games:
As Region 1C champion, Mora got a first-round bye at the state tournament. They lost in the second round to the New London-Spicer Twins by a final score of 4-2, to end their season with an 18-8 record. The Twins (second seed from Region 4) had defeated the Howard Lake Orphans (third seed from Region 12) 2-0 in the first round.
As Region 1C runner-up, Isanti won its first round game against the Morristown Morries, the third seed from Region 6 by a score of 5-0, and lost its second round game to the top seed from Region 7, the Young America Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings, to end their season at 30-7. Congratulations to the Redbirds on their run at state!
Each team is allowed to draft three pitchers from other teams in region to be part of their state tournament team.
The Mora Blue Devils selected:
Jimmy Skroch (28) - North Branch Nighthawks
Tanner Kinney (16) - Princeton Panthers
Tyler Kronstadt (42) - Rum River Bandits
The Isanti Redbirds selected:
Sam Archer (8) - Princeton Panthers
Jamie Steinberg (7) - Hibbing Miners
Mitch Ziebarth (7) - Rum River Bandits
For scores, news and updates, follow @Region1C on Twitter.
Here are the scores for the Region 1C tournament and the final bracket.
Round One - Saturday, Aug 3 Game 1 Sat Aug 3 11:00am East Bethel 3 Mora 6 F Game 2 Sat Aug 3 1:30pm North Branch 2 Ramsey 1 F/10
Game 3 Sat Aug 3 4:30pm Princeton 0 Hibbing 9 F
Game 4 Sat Aug 3 7:00pm Hinckley 3 Isanti 7 FRound Two - Sunday, Aug 4
Game 5 Sun Aug 4 11:00am East Bethel 19 Ramsey 8 F
Game 6 Sun Aug 4 1:30pm Princeton 11 Hinckley 3 FGame 7 Sun Aug 4 4:30pm North Branch 1 Mora 2 FGame 8 Sun Aug 4 7:00pm Hibbing 3 Isanti 5 F
Round Three - Friday, Aug 9/Saturday Aug 10
Game 9 Fri Aug 9 7:30pm Mora 0 IsantI 5 F (Isanti qualifies for state)
Game 10 Sat Aug 10 1:00pm Hibbing 13 East Bethel 2 F/7
Game 11 Sat Aug 10 4:00pm North Branch 3 Princeton 1 F
Round Four - Saturday, August 10
Game 12 Sat Aug 10 7:00pm Hibbing 7 North Branch 6 F
Round Five - Sunday, August 11
Game 13 Sun Aug 11 11:00am Mora 1 Hibbing 0 F (Mora qualifies for state)
Round Six (State seeding game) - Sunday, August 11
Game 14 Sat Aug 11 1:30pm Isanti 6 Mora 7 F/11 (Mora 1st seed for state, Isanti 2nd seed)
The Region 1C Tournament is double-elimination, with the exception of the championship game, which is single elimination. Click on the bracket below for a full-size printable version. (Proir years' region brackets)