Statement on 5A baseball playoffs

A mistake in the MaxPreps Wild Card feed in 5A created a situation where a change in qualifiers was required.

A discrepancy in the counting of a loss for an out of state opponent for Mullen was discovered after the bracket had been published. The loss occurred after the established May 3 cutoff date and the loss should not have factored in the final numbers for Mullen.

In correcting those numbers, it was apparent that Mullen, not Douglas County had earned the final at-large playoff spot. Both schools had met all deadlines and did what was required. In staying true to the format as established by the membership, a change in qualifiers was made.

This was a system issue that has now been corrected.