Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

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Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

Postby CSDsportsfan1 » March 30th, 2020, 9:21 am

Based on current information, the prospect of having a 2020 high school baseball season seems very bleak at this time. With the Governor projecting that South Dakota will not hit the peak of virus outbreak until late May or early June, the possibility of even having a shortened season seems remote.

The timing of the peak also will likely have a major impact on the Legion season as well. My guess is that there could be a very short regular season starting around July 1 with some type of playoffs staring the third week of July. But without a full regular season, the prospect of playing a best of three, SoDak 16 type qualifier to make the state tourney seems improbable.

Anyone have thoughts?
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Re: Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

Postby CSDsportsfan1 » April 8th, 2020, 4:33 pm

The American Legion national commission has cancelled all national post-season tournaments (national regionals and Legion World Series). However, it sounds like South Dakota Legion teams may have a chance to play games and have a state tournament. State amateur baseball commission also planning on a shortened season along with a potentially condensed state tournament.

At this point, any baseball will be better than no baseball.
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Re: Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

Postby CSDsportsfan1 » April 22nd, 2020, 3:03 pm

North Dakota cancelled their whole Legion season yesterday (April 21). At this point, it sounds like the South Dakota Legion athletic commission won't make a decision about the season until mid-May. Crossing my fingers that we will have some/any baseball in South Dakota this summer.

https://www.grandforksherald.com/sports ... all-season
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Re: Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

Postby CSDsportsfan1 » April 28th, 2020, 8:53 am

Nebraska has cancelled their state Legion tournament, but has left the door open for games to be played and local tournaments to be held. Montana will allow Legion teams to start practicing next Monday, but there is no date set for when teams can start playing games. Montana teams will not be allowed to play out-of-state teams. If games in Montana are played the earliest date for opening day would be May 22, and, at least initially, they would likely be played without fans in the stands.
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Re: Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

Postby CSDsportsfan1 » May 4th, 2020, 10:29 am

And we have baseball in South Dakota!!! :D

https://www.yankton.net/sports/article_ ... 8e796.html
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Re: Best guess for HS and Legion baseball seasons

Postby CSDsportsfan1 » May 11th, 2020, 10:12 am

And now we don't have baseball, at least under the American Legion brand.

https://twitter.com/dakotasportsnow/sta ... 3815574536

Rumors are swirling that there will be some type of baseball in SD this summer, but it is undetermined what the sanctioning organization will be at this point. Stay tuned for further updates.

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