Baseball regional tournament brackets released in 5A, 4A, 3A

AURORA — The baseball regional tournament brackets for Class 5A, 4A and 3A were released on Wednesday.

Cherry Creek, Denver North and Lamar are the top seeds in their respective classes.

Cherry Creek claims top overall seed in 5A

Cherry Creek baseball team

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Cherry Creek edged out Legend to claim the top overall seed in 5A. The Bruins (14-5) got back on track after a two-game skid just in time for the state tournament.

No. 2 Legend will host Region 5 which includes No. 31 Pomona, No. 19 Grand Junction Central and No. 18 Fairview.

Last year's runner-up Rocky Mountain comes in at No. 4. The Lobos won't be seeing the team that won the title over them as defending champion Cherokee Trail did not make the postseason.

No. 3 Mountain Vista will play host in Region 7.

No. 5 Rock Canyon gets Grandview in the first round in Region 4. No. 12 Heritage and No. 21 Grand Junction are on the other side of the bracket. 

Mountain Range grabbed the No. 6 spot and will host Region 8.

No. 7 Regis Jesuit and No. 10 Broomfield are set up for a potential matchup in Region 6 if they can get past No. 26 Loveland and No. 23 Arapahoe, respectively.

Legacy is the final regional host at No. 8.

Find the complete 5A regional brackets here.

Denver North on top in 4A

Denver North baseball team

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Denver North is on top in 4A after capping an undefeated regular season. The Vikings went 18-1 in the regular season last year, before losing to Niwot in district play.

The Vikings are out to learn from last year's failure and turn it into success this year.

Defending champion Valor Christian and runner-up Pueblo West will both host. The No. 3 Eagles will host Region 7, while the No. 6 Cyclones will host Region 8.

No. 2 Windsor (17-2) is the Region 5 host. Also in the bracket are No. 31 Wheat Ridge, No. 15 Summit and No. 18 Thomas Jefferson.

Evergreen, Fort Morgan and Pueblo East will be making the trek out to No. 4 Palisade as the Bulldogs earned a host spot.

Air Academy came in at No. 5 and will face Rifle in its first round matchup.

No. 7 Silver Creek and No. 8 Canon City make up the rest of the regional hosts.

Find the complete 4A regional brackets here.

Lamar grabs top spot in 3A

Lamar St. Mary's baseball

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Winners of 17 straight games, Lamar baseball grabbed the top overall seed in the Class 3A baseball regional tournament.

Lamar beat 2016 runner-up Manitou Springs 9-8 in extra innings in its last game of the season.

The Mustangs are in Region 5, hosted by Lutheran — the No. 2 overall seed.

No. 3 University will host Region 7 that includes defending champion Faith Christian and The Academy. The Bulldogs will face Kent Denver in the first game.

La Junta and Peak to Peak are the No. 4 and 5 seed, respectively. 

Delta came in at No. 6, earning a Region 4 host. The Panthers are on an 11-game win streak. 

Bayfield is the No. 7 seed and Region 6 host. Resurrection Christian faces Salida, while Bayfield gets Denver Science & Tech: Stapleton.

Bennett (14-4) rounds out the top eight seeds. The Tigers are a strong No. 8 seed, with No. 9 Colorado Academy on the other side of their bracket.

Find the complete 3A regional brackets here.