Memorial Day will be far from a relaxing holiday for area baseball teams with the opening round of sectionals slated for that Monday afternoon.
For Clay County squads, the Clay City Eels will open action at noon on May, 31 with a contest versus Union (Dugger) in the Shakamak Sectional.
The Eels' game will be followed at approximately 2 p.m. by Bloomfield and the host Lakers, Class A's third-ranked squad.
Also that afternoon, action will be heating up at Terre Haute North High School as the host Patriots, Class 4A's third-ranked squad, face off with Plainfield beginning at noon with the Terre Haute South Braves getting a rematch with Northview at 3 p.m.
The second round of the Terre Haute North Sectional will take place on Wednesday, June 2 with the North/Plainfield winner taking on the winner of the South/Northview game at 5 p.m. with the bye bracket game between Martinsville and Mooresville to follow at 7:30 p.m.
The championship game will be played at 6 p.m. on Friday evening.
At Shakamak, the second round will take place on Thursday evening with the Clay City/Union winner playing at 6 p.m. and the bye game between North Central and White River Valley will follow at 8 p.m.
The championship game will be at 7 p.m. Friday evening.