Owatonna Post 77 starts the sub-state playoffs on Tuesday, July 21, at the Rochester Patriots. The game is at 5PM at John Adams Middle School in Rochester.

Owatonna is the sixth seed. Rochester is the third seed. Just a week ago the teams split a doubleheader. The Patriots won the opener 10-2, but Owatonna bounced back with a 2-1 victory. During the high school season, Rochester John Marshall won twice over the Huskies, but Owatonna won a section playoff game over the Rockets. Post 77 went 5-9 this summer in district games. The Patriots were 8-6.

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The winner of Tuesday's game plays at 1PM Thursday against the winner of Albert Lea and the Rochester Red Hawks. The Owatonna-Patriots loser plays the loser Friday at 1PM in the double-elimination tournament. The top seed is Austin, which had a 12-2 record in district action.

Schedule for sub-state, district one:

Tuesday, July 21
No. 8 Waseca/Kasson winner at No. 1 Austin
No. 5 Winona at No. 4 Rochester A's
No. 6 Owatonna at No. 3 Rochester Patriots
No. 7 Rochester Red Hawks at No. 2 Albert Lea

After opening day, most games are held at Dale Massey Field in Rochester.

Thursday, July 23
Winners' bracket semifinals are scheduled for 1PM and 4PM.

Friday, July 24
Losers' bracket games will be at 10AM, 1PM, 3PM (John Adams Field) and 4PM.

Saturday, July 25
Games are schedule for 10AM, 1PM, 4PM.

Sunday, July 26
The championship game is at 1PM, with a second game to follow if needed.

An Owatonna Post 77 player takes a swing during a summer game at Dartt's Park in Owatonna. Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media