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Where Bayside South squads play

The regular baseball and softball seasons in Maryland have ended and the postseason now begins for teams heading to the diamond. With games set to begin May 9, teams are embarking on playoff journeys that they hope will end with a state championship.

Here are the playoff brackets for Bayside South’s baseball and softball teams:


Defending Class 2A state champion Parkside is the No. 2 seed in their Class 2A East II region and will receive a bye in the first round of regionals. They will then host the regional semifinals against the winner of Easton-Wicomico, with No. 6 seed Wicomico traveling to Easton to face the Warriors in the quarterfinals.

There are two Bayside South teams in Class 3A, and they will both compete in Class 3A East Region I. Stephen Decatur, who reached the state semifinals, is the No. 1 seed in the region and gets a bye in the regional quarter-finals. They will host the winner of the Arundel and South River match in the regional semifinals. James M. Bennett is the No. 3 seed in the region and will travel to No. 2 Severna Park in the regional semifinals.

In Class 1A East Region II, five Bayside South teams compete for a regional championship. No. No. 1 seed Snow Hill, No. 2 Mardela and No. 3 Pocomoke each received byes in the regional quarterfinals. Mardela will host Pocomoke in the regional semifinals.

Washington and Crisfield are the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, and the two Somerset County teams will face off in the regional quarterfinals, with Washington as host. The winner will then travel to Snow Hill in the semi-finals.

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In Class 2A, Stephen Decatur, Parkside and Wicomico all compete in the Class 2A East II Region. Decatur, which reached the state semifinals last season, earned the region’s No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 Wicomico in the first round of regionals this week. Parkside, the No. 5 seed, will travel to North Caroline.

The James M. Bennett Clippers are the only team in Class 3A, and as the No. 5 seed they will travel to face Arundel in the regional quarterfinals.

In Class 1A, Mardela, which finished the regular season undefeated and also reached the state semifinals last season, is the No. 1 seed and received a bye in the first round. They will host the winner of Pocomoke and Snow Hill, as Snow Hill travels to face Pocomoke in the regional quarterfinals.

Washington, the No. 7 seed, will travel to face North Dorchester in the regional quarterfinals, and Crisfield as the No. 6 seed will travel to face Cambridge-South Dorchester.