OHS Baseball: Road to Principal Park
The Ottumwa High baseball team opens substate play on Friday, when the Bulldogs play host to Indianola at 7pm. The full substate bracket for OHS, with seeds, is as follows:
#6 Des Moines Hoover @ #1 Des Moines East
#5 Indianola @ #2 Ottumwa
#4 Wes Des Moines Valley @ #3 Des Moines Lincoln
All three games will be played Friday evening. Once the opening round is completed, the highest-seeded team remaining will receive a bye in the semifinals and a berth in the substate championship game. The other two teams will play each other in the semifinals.
If East defeats Hoover, the top-seeded Scarlets will receive the bye into Wednesday’s finals, which means an Ottumwa win over Indianola will give the Bulldogs a home semifinal game against either Lincoln or Valley on Monday. If Hoover were to upset East, however, OHS would secure the semifinal by with a win over Indianola.
Ottumwa’s game on Friday and all subsequent Bulldog playoff games will be broadcast on 1240 KBIZ.