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Monday, May 14, 2012
I.E.: J.W. North seeded No. 3 in Division 1

By Dan Arritt

The Southern Section released its baseball playoff brackets Monday and defending champion J.W. North was seeded third in Division 1.

The Huskies will host the winner of the wild-card game between Edison and Chaparral in Friday's first round. They finished 24-5 in the regular season, including 12-2 in Big VIII League play to earn their second consecutive championship.

Wild-card games in all seven divisions are scheduled to begin Tuesday, with first-round games in even-numbered divisions beginning Friday, and odd-numbered on Thursday.

Orange Lutheran was seeded No. 1 in Division 1 and Trinity Division rival Mater Dei was No. 2.

Orange Lutheran will meet the winner of M.L. King and Vista Murrieta in the second round. M.L. King finished runner-up in the Big VIII League, handing J.W. North one of its two losses. Vista Murrieta finished second to Temecula Valley in the Southwestern League.

Palm Desert, which reached the Division 4 championship game last season, is top seeded in that division.

Elsinore is seeded fourth in Division 3.

The brackets for each division can be found here.