Trail XBL: Post-season begins

The Trail Youth XBL Baseball League began its playoffs on Monday.

The Trail Youth XBL Baseball League began its playoffs on Monday with the defending XBL champs and third-seeded Trail Pirates downing the sixth-place Grand Forks Blues 6-4, while the fifth-seed Trail AA Orioles walloped the fourth-seeded Indians 16-3.

The double-knock out playoff format will see the Trail AA Orioles go on to face the number-2 seed Trail Tigers on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Butler Park, and the Pirates take on the top-seeded Expos at 8 p.m.

The teams resume their quest for the coveted XBL championship trophy on July 15 with the finals scheduled for July 20 and 21 (if necessary).