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By Paul Lecker

Zaleski Sports

The Division 1 pairings have been released for the WIAA State Baseball Playoffs, which begin Tuesday, June 15, with regional semifinals.

Regional finals will be played Thursday, June 17, with sectional semifinals and championship games at the same site on Monday, June 21.

The eight sectional champions move on to the 2021 WIAA State Baseball Tournament.

Division 1 quarterfinals will be held Friday, June 25, at Herr-Baker Stadium in Fond du Lac. The semifinals and championship game will be Thursday, July 1, at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.

Six Wisconsin Valley Conference teams are in the same Sectional 1 regional bracket.

WVC champion Stevens Point earned a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye. The Panthers will host the winner of No. 5 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 4 Chippewa Falls in a regional semifinal on June 17.

No. 3 Marshfield will host No. 6 Wausau West and No. 2 D.C. Everest will be at home against No. 7 Wausau East in regional semifinals on June 15.

Marshfield will also host the sectional on June 21 at Jack Hackman Field.

Here is a look at the Division 1 pairings:

2021 WIAA State Baseball Playoffs

Division 1

Sectional 1

Regional Semifinals

Tuesday, June 15

No. 5 Superior at No. 4 River Falls

No. 6 New Richmond at No. 3 Eau Claire Memorial

No. 7 Menomonie at No. 2 Eau Claire North

No. 5 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 4 Chippewa Falls

No. 6 Wausau West at No. 3 Marshfield

No. 7 Wausau East at No. 2 D.C. Everest

Regional Finals

Thursday, June 17

River Falls-Superior winner at No. 1 Hudson

Wisconsin Rapids-Chippewa Falls winner at No. 1 Stevens Point

Sectional 2

Regional Semifinals

Tuesday, June 15

No. 5 Appleton North at No. 4 Kaukauna

No. 6 Appleton West at No. 3 Hortonville