Elk River has received the No. 1 seed in the Section 7AAA baseball tournament and have a first-round bye before opening at home Thursday.
The Elks closed the regular season with an 11-1 win over Duluth East on Thursday, in a makeup game. They’ll take a 13-3 mark into playoffs.
Forest Lake is seeded second, Grand Rapids third and Anoka fourth.
With the first-round bye, the Elks avoid the sudden-death round and go right into double-elimination with eight teams.
After Thursday’s games, the tournament will move to Grand Rapids with two rounds on Saturday, June 1, lower bracket games Tuesday and the finals on Wednesday.