Eagan, BV, Elko head to state baseball

The Eagan Bandits and Burnsville Bobcats will play in the state Class B men’s amateur baseball tournament beginning this weekend.

Eagan, which qualified by winning the Cannon Valley League regular-season championship, plays Dundas at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Jordan “Mini-Met” ballpark. Eagan finished third in last year’s state tourney.

Burnsville defeated Savage in a best-of-three series to advance to state, plays the Austin Greyhounds at 11 a.m. Saturday in Le Sueur.

Elko plays Isanti at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Le Sueur. The Express qualified for state by beating Northfield in a Section 1B playoff series, then defeated Dundas 4-3 to earn the top seed from the section.

Sixteen teams play first-round games this weekend in the single-elimination tournament. Winners move on to the quarterfinals Friday, Aug. 29. The championship game is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, in Belle Plaine.