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Surprises ahead?

Surprises ahead?

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The baseball district pairings are out, and it will be interesting to see how the teams play after having so many games postponed by nasty weather this spring.

After speaking with several coaches, I get the feeling there is an air of unpredictability this season. These teams usually have played far more games by this point, and in a way some teams are still trying to work out some kinks.

Earlier this week, unranked Lincoln East took top-ranked Papio South to extra innings before losing 4-2. That game came one day after the Titans were defeated by Papillion-La Vista, ranked 10th in Class A.

Defending state champion Omaha Creighton Prep also has had its share of ups and downs. The Junior Jays appeared to have things straightened out until they were hammered 12-1 on Thursday by Millard North.

Note that this is primarily a Class A phenomenon. Class B Norris continues to cruise along as the only unbeaten team left in the state, though it was disappointing that the Titans’ game against defending Class B champ Lincoln Pius X was rained out.

What does it all mean? Get ready for some possible surprises at district and at state.

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