Springfield sees season end in Region 2C tournament
Springfield’s hopes of playing in front of their home crowd in the Class C State Tournament were dashed by two-straight Region 2C playoff losses.
Playing at Riverside Park in a win-and-in game Wednesday, the Tigers lost 6-2 to Lamberton, dropping them into the losers bracket and forcing them to win two games over the weekend.
But Springfield didn’t get past Friday night.
Hosting Stark, the Tigers blew a big lead in a wild game, losing 16-15 and ending their season with a record of 13-5-1.
Lamberton went on to defeat New Ulm and earn the No. 1 seed in Region 2C, with New Ulm going to state in the No. 2 seed. Hanska defeated Stark to earn the No. 3 seed and final Region 2C spot in the Class C State Tournament.
Springfield had three players get drafted to compete in the state tournament; Branden Flock by Lamberton, Jordan Milbrath by New Ulm and Brandon Wilhelmi by Hanska.
The state tournament starts this weekend in Springfield and Milroy.