2019 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. *Consult home team and check team schedule at MBA website.
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 on next available date; however all games need to complete prior to an August 11 6PM cutoff to comply with state rules.
Ticket Prices: $5 at the gate for adults and seniors, kids (under 18) are free. SEASON PASSES NOT VALID FOR ADMISSION. No Carry on food beverages unless permitted by host team.
1- Chanhassen 2 - Chaska 3 - Victoria 4 - Eagan 5 - Burnsville 6 - Shakopee 7 - Prior Lake
Monday 7/29 730PM #7 Prior Lake Jays AT #6 Shakopee Indians SHAKOPEE 5-3
Tuesday 7/30 730PM #6 Shakopee Indians AT #7 Prior Lake Jays PL 6-5
*Wednesday 7/31 730PM #7 Prior Lake Jays AT #6 Shakopee Indians PL 11-7
*IF NEEDED. Prior Lake advances, Shakopee Eliminated.
PAIR-WISE SERIES (Series Winners Qualify for MBA B State):
Friday August 2
#1 Chanhassen RedBirds HOST #7 Prior Lake Jays 730PM Chanhassen 7-2
#2 Chaska Cubs HOST #5 Burnsville Bobcats 730PM Chaska 4-3
#3 Victoria Vics HOST #4 Eagan Bandits 730PM Eagan 4-3
Sunday August 4
#7 Prior Lake Jays HOST Chanhassen RedBirds 600PM Chanhassen 12-7
#2 Chaska Cubs HOST #5 Burnsville Bobcats 600PM (Burnsville HOME team) Chaska 3-2
#4 Eagan Bandits HOST #3 Victoria Vics 730PM Victoria 5-3
Chanhassen & Chaska qualify for MBA "B" Tournament and advance to Section 3B Championship winning series 2-0.
Tuesday August 6* (*If Needed-Game 3)
#1 Chanhassen RedBirds HOST #7 Prior Lake Jays 730PM Chanhassen WINS series 2-0
#2 Chaska Cubs HOST #5 Burnsville Bobcats 730PM Chaska WINS series 2-0
#3 Victoria Vics HOST #4 Eagan Bandits 730PM Eagan 10-2, Eagan WINS series 2-1
Eagan qualifies for MBA "B" Tournament and advances to Section 3B Championship winning series 2-1.
Thursday August 8
2 lowest seeds from Pair Wise losing teams at High Seed.
#5 Burnsville HOSTS #7 Prior Lake 730PM Prior Lake 8-4
Friday August 9 (Winner #4 Seed Section 3B at MBA B State)
TBD Hosted by highest seed from Pair-Wise Losing teams VS Thur 8/8 Winner.
#7 Prior Lake AT #3 Victoria 730PM Victoria 9-2
2019 Section 3B Championship:
Hosted by Highest seed among 3 Pair Wise Winners.
Saturday August 10
At Chanhassen High School-RedBird Storm Stadium
CANCELLED, POOR DIAMOND CONDITIONS. Seeds carry to MBA B.
200PM #4 Eagan VS #2 Chaska (Loser #3 Seed Section 3B at MBA B State)
Suspended, Chaska leading 2-0, RAIN T2nd.
500PM* #1 Chanhassen VS Eagan/Chaska Winner (Winner #1 Seed, Loser #2 Seed Section 3B at MBA B State)
*Start time approximate. Follows completion of game 1 by 45 minutes to turn diamond.
2019 MBA Class B & C State Tournament Championships hosted by: Delano, Maple Lake & Dassel
MBA Section 3B Seeding: 1-Chanhassen 2-Chaska 3-Eagan 4-Victoria