AA American Legion state baseball tournament schedule released

Three Treasure Valley teams qualified for this week's 2012 Idaho state AA American Legion baseball tournament at Harris Field in Lewiston.

The Boise Gems, who won the district title last week, will attempt to win their third consecutive state championship when they open play against the Prairie Cardinals on Thursday. The Gems have won nine state titles since 1991.

Also representing the Treasure Valley will be the Mountain View Toros and Treasure Valley Stars.

The winner of this week's tournament advances to the American Legion Northwest Regional Tournament, which runs Aug. 8-13 at Dehler Park in Billings, Mont.

The times listed below are Mountain. Lewiston is in the Pacific time zone.

THURSDAY
First round
Game 1: Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen vs. Mountain View Toros, 11 a.m.
Game 2: Idaho Falls Bandits vs. Treasure Valley Stars, 2 p.m.
Game 3: Boise Gems vs. Prairie Cardinals, 5 p.m.
Game 4: Twin Falls Cowboys vs. Lewis-Clark Twins, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY
Elimination games
Game 5: Loser 1 vs. Loser 2, 11 a.m.
Game 6: Loser 3 vs. Loser 4, 2 p.m.
Second round
Game 7: Winner 1 vs. Winner 2, 5 p.m.
Game 8: Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY
Elimination games
Game 9: Winner 5 vs. Loser 8, 11 a.m.
Game 10: Winner 6 vs. Loser 7, 2 p.m.
Game 11: Winner 9 vs. Winner 10, 5 p.m.
Semifinal
Game 12: Winner 7 vs. Winner 8, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY
Semifinal
Game 13: Winner 11 vs. Loser 12, 11 a.m. (loser eliminated)
Championship
Game 14: Winner 12 vs. Winner 13, 2 p.m. (an if-necessary game would be played at 9:30 a.m. Monday)

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