While both the baseball and softball teams will open up the state tournament on the same day only the baseball team will be at home.
On Friday, June 3 the 15-5 Mustangs, seeded 6th out of twenty teams in North Division 1, will host Chelmsford (#11, 13-7) at 4:00PM at Playstead Park. The winner of that game will play on June 6 and could face Everett (#3, 17-3), Newton South (#14, 12-8), or Lynn English (#19, 10-10).
Other local teams participating in the tournament include Malden Catholic (#13, 12-8), Cambridge (#12, 11-7), and Malden (#16, 11-9). MC kicks off the tournament on Thursday, June 2 at home at 4:00PM vs Newton North (#20, 10-10). The winner will head to Peabody (#4, 16-4) on June 4.
Arlington Catholic also qualified and will participate in the North Division 3 tournament. The 11-9 Cougars are seeded 11th out of nineteen teams and will play #6 seed Lynnfield (13-7) on June 4. Matignon, last year’s Division 4 North champion, is seeded 9th out of ten teams and is 7-13 heading into the tournament. The Warriors head to Rockport (#8, 9-9) on June 2.
On Friday the 15-5 Lady Mustangs, seeded 9th out of nineteen teams in North Division 1, head to #8 seed Boston Latin, also 15-5. The winner will play either Chelmsford (#1, 19-1), Beverly (#16, 11-9), or Andover (#17, 10-10).
Malden (#3, 17-3), like Medford has earned a bye in the preliminary round. The Golden Tornadoes will host either Lexington (#14, 14-8) or Westford (#19, 10-10) on June 4. Everett (#11, 14-6), could potentially wind up playing Malden in the quarter finals. They go to Bishop Fenwick (#6, 15-4) on June 2. Matignon and Mystic Valley, both 12-8, will participate in the North Division 3 tournament. Arlington Catholic, 11-9, faces Saugus, 17-3, on the road on June 4 in the North Division 2 tournament.