Changes coming for 2A baseball

Changes likely are coming to Class 2A baseball.
The Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council was to vote on the proposed changes during its virtual meeting this week.

Yuma High School coach Brady Nighswonger said the changes call for the elimination of district tournaments, and expanding the regular season from 19 to 23 games. (The format was adopted in 2A volleyball two years ago.)
Nighswonger said the way he understood it, the top eight teams at the end of the regular season — based on the Rating Percentage Index — will host four-team regionals, meaning 32 total teams will advance to the postseason.
The winners of those eight regionals will advance to the state tournament.
Nighswonger said the original plan was for the eight teams play a single-elimination tournament in Pueblo, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. However, the Western Slope League has proposed moving the championship game to the next week so everyone’s pitching ace would be available.
Nighswonger said he likes the proposed new format. He said the only thing he would rather see is the eight-team state tournament be in a double-elimination format.
He added that expects the proposals to be approved.