Ooltewah and Soddy-Daisy, the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds, will open their postseason play on Thursday in the District 5-AAA baseball tournament at 5 p.m. at Bradley Central High School in Cleveland.
Walker Valley, the No. 1 seed and regular-season champion, won’t play until Friday.
Host Bradley Central will help open the tournament on Wednesday when the Bears take on McMinn County in a 5 p.m. game. Cleveland (No. 5 seed) and Rhea County (No.
6) are slated to play at 8 p.m. on the opening day.
After the Owls and Trojans square off on Thursday, the Bradley-McMinn loser will take on the Cleveland-Rhea loser at 8 p.m.
On Friday, the Bradley-McMinn winner plays the Ooltewah-Soddy-Daisy winner at 5 p.m., Walker Valley plays the Cleveland-Rhea winner at 8 p.m. and a winner’s bracket semifinal is set for 7 p.m., with that winner securing a spot in the Region 3 tournament.
Two games are slated for Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and the bracket semifinal on Monday at 7 p.m. A loser’s bracket final will be played Tuesday at 7 p.m. and that winner advances to the championship game.
The championship game is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. An “if necessary game” would be played after that.
District 5-AAA Tournament
At Bradley Central High School
Bradley Central vs. McMinn County, 5 p.m.
Cleveland vs. Rhea County, 8 p.m.
Soddy-Daisy vs. Ooltewah, 5 p.m.
Bradley-McMinn loser vs. Cleveland-Rhea loser, 8 p.m.
Bradley-McMinn winner vs. Soddy-Daisy-Ooltewah winner, 5 p.m.
Walker Valley vs. Cleveland-Rhea winner, 8 p.m.
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