The North Branch Vikings Baseball team has announced it’s 2020 schedule. With the additions and subtractions of conference teams in the Mississippi 8, a format change in conference schedule is also reflected.
With the departure of Rogers, St. Michael-Albertville, and Buffalo to their new respective conferences, the Mississippi 8 Conference added Becker to form a true 8-team format. Baseball will then play a double-round within the conference for a total of 14 games. That leaves six games for non-conference opponents.
Five section 7AAA teams will fill the vacancies. North Branch will host Varsity and JV teams from Hermantown, Duluth Denfeld, and Cloquet. While the Varsity and JV teams will travel to Grand Rapids, and Hibbing.
The final non-conference game’s planned opponent is Fridley. Destination for this game is to be hosted by North Branch, but will be played at a neutral location Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota.