By KEVIN HARRIS
BEDFORD – Wednesday’s first-round games of the Class 4A Bedford North Lawrence Sectional have been postponed because of rain.
Those two contests have been rescheduled for Thursday at Stars Field. Rivals Jeffersonville (15-8) and New Albany (16-9) will meet in the sectional opener at 6 p.m. The second game will take place at about 8 p.m. between Floyd Central (14-8) and Seymour (15-8).
The winners of Thursday’s games will meet in the first semifinal at 1 p.m. Saturday. Saturday’s second semifinal will be at approximately 4 p.m. as Class 4A No. 6 Bedford North Lawrence (20-4) faces Jennings County (9-11). The championship is slated for 2 p.m. Monday.
Jeff and New Albany have faced each other twice this season. The Bulldogs won 3-1 at Jeff on April 19. The Red Devils returned the favor on May 10 at New Albany with a 12-5 victory in the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament semifinal. Jeff proceeded to defeat BNL in the HHC Tournament title game on May 12 at Stars Field 3-2 in 13 innings.
Thursday’s sectional opener will be a rematch of last year’s Class 4A Floyd Central Sectional championship game. New Albany defeated Jeff in that game 1-0.
CLASS 4A BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE SECTIONAL
Thursday, May 25
Jeffersonville (15-8) vs. New Albany (16-9), 6 p.m. (postponed Wednesday)
Floyd Central (14-8) vs. Seymour (15-8), 8 p.m. (postponed Wednesday)
Saturday, May 27
First-round winners, 1 p.m.
Bedford North Lawrence (20-4) vs. Jennings County (9-11), 4 p.m.
Monday, May 29
Semifinal winners, 2 p.m.