The brackets for the Southern Minny League 17U and 18U baseball tournaments have been released, and in the 17U bracket Austin has garnered the No. 3 seed, and they will host No. 6 Mankato East at Marcusen Park at 6 p.m. Tueday evening.  Mankato East advanced with a 7-5 win over the weekend against No. 7 seed Kasson/Mantorville.

In other first round play, No. 8 Owatonna upended No. 9 Red Wing 12-4, and they advance to play No. 1 seeded Mankato West Tuesday evening in Mankato.  Fifth-seeded Rochester Mayo outslugged No. 12 seed Northfield over the weekend 11-10, and they move on to play at No. 4 seed Faribault Tuesday evening.  In Austin’s half of the bracket, No. 7 seed Rochester John Marshall will square off with 10th seeded Rochester Century this evening, with the winner moving on to play No. 2 seed Rochester Lourdes Tuesday evening.

In the 18U bracket, Austin earned the top seed, and they will host No. 8 Rochester John Marshall tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Marcusen Park.  JM advanced over the weekend with a 12-2 win over No. 9 Faribault.

In other Southern Minny League 18U playoff quarterfinal matchups, No. 4 Mankato East will entertain No. 5 seed Red Wing this evening, sixth-seeded Mankato West is at three seed Owatonna, and No. 2 Mayo will host No. 7 seed St. Peter.