The dates for the second weekend of the state baseball tournaments were released on Sunday morning.
They were initially held to see how the first weekend would play out following postponements. With those dates now set — the 2A tournament started Saturday, 5A begins Sunday, 4A starts Monday, and 3A begins Tuesday — the CHSAA office has finalized the dates for the second weekend.
The result is the 2A, 4A and 5A tournaments will remain on the original dates, with slight time alterations, while 3A will move back one day.
Here's the schedule:
- 2A: Saturday at Runyon Complex in Pueblo. Semifinals at 9:30 a.m. and noon; championship at 2:30 p.m.
- 3A: Saturday and Sunday at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. Games on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with games on Sunday at 10 a.m., and, if necessary, 12:30 p.m.
- 4A: Friday and Saturday at Metro State in Denver. Games at noon at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and, if necessary, 12:30 p.m.
- 5A: Friday and Saturday at All-City Stadium. Games at noon at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and, if necessary, 12:30 p.m.
The 3A tournament was moved because of concerns over pitch counts. Pitchers who throw on Tuesday will now be available on Saturday, and those who throw on Wednesday will be available Sunday, according to the pitch count rule.
The change in days was not necessary in 4A or 5A because pitchers who throw the first day of their respective tournaments in the first weekend will be available on the first day of the second weekend. Those who throw the second day of the first weekend will be available the second day of the second weekend.
Each of the brackets have been updated with the dates and times:
Nucla won the 1A state championship on Saturday. That game, too, was postponed two days by weather.