Area high school baseball teams will open their 2017 season this week or next. Teams have been taking any opportunity in the nice weather to get out and practice, getting ready for the openers.
Columbia Heights opens against Fridley Thursday, April 13.
Fridley has had a couple of games on the schedule already, against Breck, St. Paul Como Park, Greenway and Robbinsdale Cooper.
Irondale opened Thursday, April 6, against Waconia, then face Blaine (April 11) and Park Center (April 12) next week.
Totino-Grace opens Saturday, April 8, against Benilde-St. Margaret’s, then faces Osseo and Maple Grove next week.
Regular season games run through May 22. Section tournaments will be played May 26 through June 7. The state tournament will be June 15 and 16.