Whenever Beulah and Washburn square off against each other in baseball it’s typically a big game with playoff seeding or championships on the line. On Sunday, June 30, the teams matched up in Beulah for a double header and sole possession of first place in the section.
Friday offered the only fair day for baseball at the Washburn baseball field as the Steve Kenner Memorial Baseball Tournament started. All games were on time Friday. Four innings were played on Saturday before teams were soaked and everyone went home to let the field dry out for another day. The field was too wet to play on Sunday, coach Kip Erickson said.
The Washburn-Wilton-Wing-Center-Stanton Cardinals found themselves in a rare situation on Thursday evening. The defending Region 8 champions were playing another team from last year’s state tournament field for a spot in the state championship. The Cardinals battled to the championship the hard way, winning two games on the same day but came up short in the final battle.
It’s no secret that Washburn-Wilton-Wing-Center-Stanton and Beulah are viewed as two of the region favorites to advance to the state tournament. Beulah’s only loss of the season was to W-W-W-C-S in a five-inning game on the road. Both teams met once again on Monday, giving a possible regional playoff preview.