By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD – The 2021 Wisconsin Baseball Association State Championship Tournament will be held Aug. 20-22 at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield and Athletic Park in Merrill.
Pool play begins at Marshfield and Merrill on Friday, Aug. 20, with games at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Play continues at both parks on Saturday, Aug. 21, with games at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Pool winners move on to the semifinals at Marshfield at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22. The championship game will be at Marshfield at 4 p.m. All games played in Marshfield in the tournament will be live at zaleskisports.com.
The Marshfield Chaparrals will be competing in their second-straight state tournament after winning their playoff bracket last weekend in Haugen. The Chaps (15-12) open up against the River Falls Fighting Fish (35-6) at 6:30 p.m. Friday. With a win, Marshfield would play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against Holmen. If the Chaps lose, they would play Holmen at 10:30 a.m.
Each team is guaranteed two games in the tournament. Tiebreakers used to decide which team moves on to the semifinals are runs allowed, run differential, then total runs scored.
2021 Wisconsin Baseball Association State Championship Tournament
Aug. 20-22, at Jack Hackman Field, Marshfield, and Athletic Park, Merrill
*All games will be live-streamed at zaleskisports.com
Friday, Aug. 20
River Falls at Marshfield, 6:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Cavaliers vs. Prescott, 9:30 p.m.
Osseo vs. Eau Claire Bears, 6:30 p.m.
Viroqua vs. Tilden, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21
River Falls-Marshfield loser vs. Holmen, 10:30 a.m.
Eau Claire Cavaliers-Prescott loser vs. Spooner, 1:30 p.m.
River Falls-Marshfield winner vs. Holmen, 4:30 p.m.
Eau Claire Cavaliers-Prescott winner vs. Spooner, 7:30 p.m.
Osseo-Eau Claire Bears loser vs. Haugen Knights, 10:30 a.m.
Viroqua-Tilden loser vs. Hayward, 1:30 p.m.
Osseo-Eau Claire Bears winner vs. Huagen Knights, 4:30 p.m.
Viroqua-Tilden winner vs. Hayward, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 22
Pool 2 winner vs. Pool 3 winner, 10 a.m.
Pool 1 winner vs. Pool 4 winner, 1 p.m.
Championship, 4 p.m.
Pool 1: River Falls Fighting Fish, Holmen Features, Marshfield Chaparrals
Pool 2: Eau Claire Cavaliers, Prescott Pirates, Spooner Cardinals
Pool 3: Viroqua Sox, Tilden Tigers, Hayward Hawks
Pool 4: Haugen Knights, Osseo Merchants, Eau Claire Bears