The 2A District 3/5 baseball tournament opens this Thursday with two elimination games.
Hotchkiss (16-1) is in first place in 2A District 3/5 standings. The Bulldogs and No. 2 Dolores (12-5) receive a first-round bye.
Paonia (10-7) is in third place and will open the tournament Tuesday with an elimination game against No. 6 Ignacio (1-12). No. 4 Rangely and No. 6 Meeker also play an elimination game Thursday at Rangely, weather permitting.
On Saturday, Dolores will play the winner of the Rangely-Meeker game at 10 a.m.; at noon Saturday, Hotchkiss will play the winner of Thursday's game between Ignacio and Paonia. The winners will play the championship game at 3 p.m. All games are at Delta High School. Please visit MaxPreps for pairings and game times.
The tournament champion in each of the seven districts will qualify for the regional/state bracket, with the final nine teams determined by the ratings percentage index, available at chsaanow.com/rpi/baseball/