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NBC Midwest Regional begins Friday

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 12:46 p.m.

NBC Midwest Regional

At Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Friday’s Games

Kansas Cannons vs. Newton Rebels, 2 p.m.

Wichita Sun Devils vs. Hutchinson Monarchs, 5

Valley Center Diamond Dawgs vs. Wichita Wheat Kings, 8

Saturday’s Games

El Dorado Broncos vs. Salina Bluejays, 11 a.m.

Sun Devils-Monarchs winner vs. Park City Rangers, 2 p.m.

Cannons-Rebels winner vs. Derby Twins, 5

Diamond Dawgs-Wheat Kings winner vs. Haysville Heat, 8

The Haysville Heat is the top seed in the National Baseball Congress Midwest Regional, which begins with three games Friday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Three of the six Jayhawk League teams and 7 of 9 Walter Johnson League teams are entered. Games continue through a championship game Wednesday night, with a second championship game possible Thursday.

Friday’s games involve unseeded teams. Haysville, second-seed Derby Twins and third-seed Park City Rangers will play Friday’s winners in Saturday’s second round.

The Jayhawk’s top three teams — Dodge City, Liberal and Hays — are not in the field. Neither is Walter Johnson League champion Topeka, which has already earned a berth in the national tournament.

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