The Belle Plaine High School baseball team, fresh of its practice/scrimmage trip to Florida during spring break last week, was scheduled to travel to Fairmont for the season opener Tuesday after this edition of the Herald went to press.
The Tigers will host their annual home-opening four-team tournament this Saturday. Belle Plaine will take on Hinckley-Finlayson at noon at Tiger Park, while East Grand Forks will play Minnehaha Academy at the same time at Heritage Square Park. If Belle Plaine and Minnehaha Academy have the same result in their first game, they will meet in a rematch of last June’s state Class 2A championship game, which was won by Minnehaha Academy 5-1 at Target Field in Minneapolis. The winners of Saturday’s first two games will play at 2:30 p.m. at Tiger Park, while the losers will play at the same time at Heritage Square Park.
Belle Plaine is scheduled to host Jordan in the Minnesota River Conference opener 5 p.m. next Monday, which will be followed by a visit by St. Peter at 5 p.m. the following day.