2018 Section 3B Playoff Schedule and Format
The Section 3B playoff format supports a seven team region with teams seeded 1 through 7* based on the results of their games with teams in the section. The playoff format results in four teams bound for the state tournament, seeded 1 through 4.
The playoff format is established in several sets of series. These are:
The Pair-Wise Series: a best of three game series between the remaining teams; pairing seeds 1 & 6, seeds 2 & 5 and seeds 3 & 4. Teams winning these series advance to the Seeding Series. Teams losing these series will play in the Elimination Series.
For the Play-In and Pair-Wise Series, the high seed hosts games 1 & 3 (if needed), while the lower seed hosts game 2.
The Elimination Series is hosted by the higher seed in each game, with games played on different days.
The Seeding Series is hosted by the highest regular season seed of the teams involved. If that team determines it can not host, then the next highest seed will become host.
All week night games will be played at 7:30PM and Sunday games have a suggested start of 6:00PM, enabling a later start for sun conditions, if needed.
The Seeding Series games will be played at 2:00 PM, with the second game to start 45 minutes after the first game completes or 6:00 PM. Note: the Seeding Series host will communicate the second game start time to all teams no later than Wednesday 8/7.
Rain outs (prior to game start) or game continuations will be established as needed; however all games need to complete prior to an August 12 6PM cutoff to comply with state rules.
Ticket Prices are $5 at the gate for adults and seniors, kids (under 18) are free. SEASON PASSES NOT VALID FOR ADMISSION.
*UPDATE (7/24) Eagan Bandits, due to a roster discrepancy with a player who had not completed and submitted to MBA a "Pro Player Questionaire", was ruled ineligible for 2018 Section 3B Playoffs by MBA. The "play in" series 6 V 7 seeds, as a result, was eliminated.
Pair-Wise Series (Best of 3 Games, Winners Advance to Seed Saturday):
*All Game 1 were suspended and to be completed from stop point.
#1 Chaska Cubs VS #6 Burnsville Bobcats
Friday August 3 730PM AT Chaska Athletic Park RAIN SUSPENDED 3-2 Chaska top 4th 1 out.
Sunday August 5 500PM AT Chaska *COMPLETION OF GAME 1 FINAL Chaska 4-3 Burnsville (10)
Sunday August 5 600PM AT Chaska with Burnsville as HOME team FINAL Chaska 6-1 Burnsville
Tuesday August 7 730PM (IF NEEDED) AT Chaska Athletic Park
Chaska Advances to MBA Class "B" Tourney and will HOST "Seed Saturday" at Chaska Athletic Park Saturday August 11 VS Winner of 200PM Chanhassen VS Shakopee/Victoria. Game TBA to follow 200PM game.
#2 Shakopee Indians VS #5 Victoria Vics
Friday August 3 730PM AT Joe Schleper Stadium-Tahpah Park RAIN SUSPENDED 3-0 Shakopee, 5 complete.
Sunday August 5 100PM AT Joe Schleper Stadium-Tahpah Park *COMPLETION OF GAME 1 FINAL Shakopee 4-0 Victoria
Sunday August 5 600PM AT Poppitz Field-Lions Park FINAL Victoria 4-2 Shakopee
Tuesday August 7 730PM (NEEDED) Joe Schleper Stadium-Tahpah Park FINAL Victoria 10-7 Shakopee (11)
Winner of Tuesday 8/7 Game 3/Series (VICTORIA) advances to play Chanhassen at Chaska Athletic Park Saturday August 11 200PM at "Seed Saturday" double header. Loser (SHAKOPEE) plays in "Elimination Series" (SEE BELOW).
#3 Chanhassen RedBirds VS #4 Prior Lake Jays
Friday August 3 730PM AT Storm RedBird Stadium (Chanhassen HS) RAIN SUSPENDED. 4-2 Chanhassen, Bottom 3rd 1 out.
Sunday August 5 130PM AT Storm RedBird Stadium *COMPLETION OF GAME 1 FINAL Chanhassen 15-5 (7)
Sunday August 5 600PM AT Prior Lake Veterans Field of Memorial Park FINAL Chanhassen 5-3 (10)
Tuesday August 7 730PM (IF NEEDED) AT Storm RedBird Stadium (Chanhassen HS)
Chanhassen Advances to MBA Class "B" Tourney and will play "Seed Saturday" at Chaska Athletic Park Saturday August 11 200PM VS Shakopee/Victoria Series Winner.
Elimination Series: (Pair-Wise Series Losers at High Seed/TBD)
Thursday August 9 730PM AT (Prior Lake) TBD/High seed, 2 lowest playoff seeds from Pair-Wise Series.
#6 Burnsville Bobcats VS/AT #4 Prior Lake Jays
AT: Veterans Field of Memorial Park, PL. LOSER ELIMINATED.
FINAL: Prior Lake Jays 5-4 Burnsville Bobcats
Friday August 10 730PM AT Shakopee (Highest remaining Seed from Pair Wise Series)
AT: Joe Schleper Stadium-Tahpah Park
#2 Shakopee Indians VS. #4 Prior Lake/#6 Burnsville (Thursday Winner) (WINNER (Shakopee)=Section 3B #4 seed, LOSER ELIMINATED)
FINAL: Shakopee Indians 15-9 Prior Lake Jays
2018 Section 3B Championship:
Saturday August 11 at Chaska Athletic Park
(Chaska Cubs-Highest Seed from Pair-Wise Series Winners)
GAME 1-200PM-#3 Chanhassen RedBirds VS #5 Victoria Vics.
2 Lowest Seeds-(Loser Section 3B #3 Seed, Winner Advances to GAME 2)
FINAL: Chanhassen RedBirds 7-4 Victoria Vics
GAME 2-Chaska Cubs (Highest Seed/Host) VS Chanhassen/Victoria Game 1 Winner (Winner=Section 3B #1 Seed, Loser=Section 3B #2 Seed)
FINAL: Chanhassen RedBird 4-2 Chaska Cubs
2018 MBA Section 3B State Tournament Representatives (TBD):
4) Shakopee, Prior Lake, Burnsville
CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AND LINKS AS 2018 PLAYOFFS PROCEED.
4 of 6 eligible MBA Section 3B Teams will qualify and advance to the 2018 MBA Class B & C Championships hosted in Scott County by New Prague, Shakopee and Jordan serving as 3rd site with Champions crowned Labor Day September 3rd.
MBA to post/release 2018 State Tournament Matchups Sunday 8/12/18. Continue to check back for updates...
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