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WYNOT — The 32-team field is set for the 12-day, single elimination tournament with the finals slated for Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.

The tournament has been in Mitchell in eight of the last nine seasons and is scheduled to return in 2023.

Wynot moved from the Cedar County League back in 1994 to compete in the South Central League, which is comprised of South Dakota teams and Wynot and Crofton in Nebraska.

“Amateur baseball is just a lot of fun,” said Expos manager, Lee Heimes. “It’s a perfect way to keep playing and it’s a big deal in a lot of these small towns.”

And Wynot has had some success in Mitchell.

The Expos won it all in 1999 and 2014 and finished as a runner-up in 2006 and 2008.

“It’s great to have all of these guys come back and keep playing,” Heimes said. “It’s great competition - they play some pretty good baseball in that league and this tournament.”

According to Heimes, Wynot decided to move to the South Central League to get in more game throughout the summer and the team is glad it made the move.

“There are some great teams in the league,” Heimes said.

If Wynot wins Friday, the Expos will move on to take on the winner of the Aug. 8 game between Tabor and Canova.

“Amateur baseball is a great way to stay active and stay healthy,” Heimes said. “Everyone working hard to get better and trying to reach a common goal.”