Area teams prepare for Class 2-1A
regional baseball, softball action

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Cubs earned the top seeds in the area Kansas Class 2-1A Regional softball and baseball tournaments. Tournament action begins Monday in the five-team events.
Humboldt High will host the softball regional semifinals and championship games Tuesday. Yates Center High hosts the baseball regional semifinals and championship games Wednesday.

Softball

As the top three seeds in the tournament, Humboldt (17-1), Altoona-Midway (7-4) and Uniontown (7-6) received first-round byes, which count as wins in postseason play, in the Class 2-1A regional tournament.
Marmaton Valley (2-11) is fourth-seeded and hosts fifth-seeded Yates Center (2-12) at 6 p.m. Monday in Moran.
The winner plays top-seeded Humboldt at 3 p.m. Tuesday on Humboldt’s Manion Field. Altoona-Midway faces Uniontown in the 4:45 p.m. semifinal Tuesday.
The 2-1A regional championship game is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Humboldt. The tournament winner advances to the Kansas Class 2-1A State Softball Tournament May 29-30 in Emporia.
Humboldt’s Lady Cubs are going after a third straight Class 2-1A regional championship.

Baseball

Humboldt (12-4), Yates Center (11-4) and Marmaton Valley (6-8) earned first-round byes, which count as wins in postseason play, in the Class 2-1A regional tournament.
Humboldt is top-seeded followed by Yates Center then Marmaton Valley.
Fourth-seeded Uniontown (3-9) hosts fifth-seeded Altoona-Midway (1-9) Monday. The game is at 6 p.m. in Bronson.
The winner of that game takes on Humboldt at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Yates Center’s Kluender Field. Yates Center and Marmaton Valley play in the second semifinal at 4:30 p.m.
The 2-1A regional championship game is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Yates Center. The tournament winner advances to the Kansas Class 2-1A State Baseball Tournament May 29-30 in Emporia.
Humboldt’s Cubs lost to Chase County in a regional title game last year. Yates Center lost in a final to Pittsburg-Colgan in 2007.