The New Palestine baseball team drew a bye at the Chatard sectional and will play in the semifinal Saturday, May 28 against either Brebeuf or Manual.
The Dragons are the two-time defending sectional champions and ranked No. 7 in Class 3A.
Brebeuf and Manual will play the first game Wednesday, May 25. Host Chatard will meet Herron in the first semifinal on Saturday, with the Dragons meeting the Brebeuf/Manual winner in the second game. The championship game is slated for Monday, May 30.
New Palestine is one of three ranked teams in the sectional, with Brebeuf ranked No. 6 and Chatard ranked No. 9.
The winner will move on to the Crawfordsville regional, to face the winner of the Sullivan sectional in the first game – a field that features defending regional champion West Vigo and an Edgewood team that is receiving votes in the poll. The winners of the Crawfordsville and Danville sectionals will meet in the second game, with No. 3 Crawfordsville the ranked team in those two sectional fields.
New Palestine will be seeking its 17th sectional title overall in the 50th anniversary tournament, including its ninth since 2003.
Wednesday, May 25
5 p.m.: Brebeuf vs. Manual
Saturday, May 28
11 a.m.: Chatard vs. Herron
2 p.m.: New Palestine vs. Brebeuf/Manual winner
Monday, May 30
2 p.m.: Championship