Class 4A heavyweights Centennial and Elk River will clash Tuesday for this year's Northwest Suburban Conference crown. Photo by SportsEngine
Pierz vs. Albany, 5 p.m., Thursday, May 27. No. 9-2A Pierz (17-1, 12-1) rallied from three runs down in the last two innings to beat Albany (14-3, 10-3) 5-3 in the teams' last meeting on April 29.
Mankato East vs. Mankato West, 5 p.m., Thursday, May 27. Neither team can win the Big 9 Conference championship (Northfield has that locked up), but No. 3-3A Mankato East (15-3, 12-2) can secure a regular-season sweep of its higher-profile neighbor. No. 1-3A Mankato West (14-3, 10-3) played in the 2019 Class 3A state championship game, losing to Northfield, which now competes in Class 4A.
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