The Litchfield Blues season might have ended two weeks ago, but one Blues player's season will continue in the Class C state tournament. Pitcher Joey Hyde was selected in the third round of the Region 12C pitchers draft by the Howard Lake Orphans, and will join the team for the state tournament.
Hyde led the North Star League with 83 innings pitched this season. He and the Orphans play their state opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, when they play New London-Spicer in Maple Lake.
— Ryan Kastenschmidt