Class 1A Baseball Regional Predictions
Regional kick off this Friday and Saturday. 16 Team will battle for a shot to reach the Final 4 held at All Star Park in Lakewood. The top 4 seeds will host the regional and winning two games gets you into the Final 4. Good Luck to all teams this weekend
#1 Merino over #16 Elbert
#9 Granada over #9 Simla
#1 Merino over #9 Granada
This should be a very competitive regional. Granada vs Simla could be one of the best games in the Sweet 16. I am guessing both teams possibly pitch their #1’s. Merino I think will cruise past Elbert and have the advantage of their best pitcher for the Elite 8. Whoever Merino faces in the Regional Finals should be a good test. I am going with Merino to advance with their pitching depth.
# 4 Dove Creek over #13 Otis
#12 Nucla over #5 Flatirons Academy
#4 Dove Creek over #12 Nucla
This should be a very tough regional and I think any of the 4 teams in this region could advance into the Elite 4. All 4 teams have shown they can be beat but also can win big games. The regional final could be a battle between which team has the deeper pitching staff. Like I said I could see any of the 4 teams advance to the final 4.
#3 Evangelical Christian over #14 Eads
#6 Holly over #11 Caliche
#6 Holly over #3 Evangelical Christian
Another tough regional where pitching depth will be key. I think both matchups could prove interesting. I think Eads could push ECA especially if ECA saves their #1. Holly vs Caliche is another great matchup and look for a low scoring game. Holly is my pick to advance I think their pitching depth proves to be the difference.
#2 Cheyenne Wells over #15 Prairie
#7 Haxtun over #10 Stratton
#2 Cheyenne Wells over #7 Haxtun
I think this is the second toughest Regional and Cheyenne Wells did not have any favors done for them in this region. I think Cheyenne Wells has shown their pitching and hitting depth and I think cruise past Prairie in the first game. Haxtun vs Stratton could be a good matchup, but I think hitting wise Haxtun will pull away. In the regional final I think Cheyenne Wells gets by Haxtun but expect a low scoring game and pitching depth is once again key to advance.