Sectionals Dates: May 23‐28, 2018. AT TRI-COUNTY (Remington Park)
Times: Determined by host school.
Admission: $6 per session; $10 season (season tickets may be provided for tourneys with three or more sessions).
Home Team: The second‐named team in each pairing is the designated home team except when they advance by virtue of a bye. Exception: In six‐team sectionals, the teams drawing the bye will play in the second semifinal game (Game 4) and will be the visitor in the championship game.
Sectional 54 at Tri‐County (7 teams, Remington Park)
G1: Wednesday, May 23, 6:00pm – Rossville vs. Faith Christian.
G2: Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm – Clinton Central vs. Pioneer.
G3: Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm – Tri‐County vs. Sheridan.
G4: Monday, May 28, 11:00am – Frontier vs. Winner of G1.
G5: Monday, May 28, 1:00pm – Winner of G2 vs. Winner of G3.
Championship: Monday, May 28, 7:00pm – Winner of G4 vs. Winner of G5
About the Draw: To conduct the random drawing for the baseball state tournament, the IHSAA places ping‐pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery‐style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. For example, the first ball retrieved from the machine will be the visiting team in game one with the second ball representing the home team in game one. The third ball to come out is the visitor in game two and the fourth ball the home team in game two. That same method is followed through all 64 sectionals and 16 regionals.
No. of Schools Entered: 387 teams.
Breakdown by Class: 98 in 4A; 98 in 3A; 96 in 2A; 95 in 1A.
Total No. of Games: 383 games in 25 days.
Defending Sectional Champions: 4A: Andrean, Avon, Bedford North Lawrence, Columbus North, Evansville Central, Fishers, Fort Wayne Snider, Greenfield‐Central, Huntington North, Indianapolis Cathedral, Lake Central, LaPorte, Martinsville, Penn, Roncalli, Zionsville. 3A: Boonville, Brebeuf Jesuit, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Glenn, Griffith, Indian Creek, Jasper, Lawrenceburg, Northview, NorthWood, Norwell, Silver Creek, South Bend St. Joseph, Tri‐West Hendricks, Western, Yorktown. 2A: Austin, Blackford, Eastside, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hebron, Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Lafayette Central Catholic, Linton‐Stockton, Providence, South Adams, South Spencer, Southmont, Union County, Wapahani, Whitko. A: Attica, Daleville, Edinburgh, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Hagerstown, Indianapolis Lutheran, Lanesville, Loogootee, Northeast Dubois, Rising Sun, Rossville, South Central (Union Mills), South Newton, Trinity Lutheran, Washington Township, White River Valley.
Most Consecutive Sectional Championships: 21 by Logansport, 1973‐93.
Active Sectional Championship Streaks (Three or more years): 9: Lafayette Central Catholic. 6: Griffith, Indianapolis Lutheran. 5: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, NorthWood. 4: Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Heritage Christian, Penn, Washington Township. 3: Daleville, Jasper, South Spencer.
Top 10 All‐Time Sectional Championships: 38: Jasper. 36: LaPorte. 29: Richmond. 28: Logansport. 27: Andrean, Evansville Memorial. 26: Hammond Bishop Noll. 25: Benton Central. 24: Jeffersonville. 23: Plymouth, Shakamak, South Spencer.
Most State Championships: 8: LaPorte. 7: Lafayette Central Catholic. 5: Andrean, Jasper. 4: Logansport, Penn, South Spencer. 3: Evansville Memorial, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Indianapolis Cathedral, Norwell.
Active Consecutive Tournament Win Streaks: 7: Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis Cathedral. 6: Lanesville, South Bend St. Joseph.