It is the best time of the year for high school spring sports and it is championship week and weekend for baseball at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy.  It will be a great matchup featuring top seed Shen vs the second seed Saratoga who are also the AA defending champions.  The new format is awesome for a best of three series as opposed to the in the past the single elimination winner take all title game.  Below is my quick take on this from The Times Union:

The best part of the Class AA baseball tournament is it won't end Wednesday. The best of three format gives both teams a fair chance to win the Section II Championship. Saratoga and Shenendehowa is a matchup of the top two teams, and both have outstanding pitching, but no matter what happens in Game One there is a chance to regroup on Friday. There is lot more strategy that goes into a best of three format. After watching these two teams this season, my guess is we will be playing baseball on Sunday.

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MJ and I discussed the matchup earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.  Below is our full conversation on this.

We also had on both Shen's head coach Greg Christodulu and Saratoga's head coach Andy Cuthbertson this week to preview the great matchup.  Below are both of their full interviews with us.

I think it will go three games and nothing is better than watching these kids and teams showcase their talent at such an awesome venue at The Joe.

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