The North Hunterdon High School baseball team drew the top seed on its half of the bracket for the 2013 Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Baseball Tournament Thursday afternoon. Sparta nabbed the top spot on its half of the bracket.
North Hunterdon has won three Hunterdon County Tournament titles, with the last coming in 1999. Phillipsburg, Pope John and Hunterdon Central have won the last three H/W/S crowns.
In the Hunterdon-Warren half of the bracket, Hunterdon Central received the second seed, followed by North Warren, Hackettstown and Delaware Valley.
Play will commence on Wednesday with four first-round games at the site of the higher seed, and the second round is slated for April 27. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be contested on May 4 and May 11, respectively. The final is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 18 at Diamond Nation in Raritan Township.
THE SEEDS: 1A North Hunterdon; 1B Sparta; 2A Hunterdon Central; 2B Newton; 3A North Warren; 3B Pope John; 4A Hackettstown; 4B Lenape Valley; 5A Delaware Valley; 5B Walkill Valley; 6A Phillipsburg; 6B Vernon; 7AWarren Hills; 7B High Point; 8A Voorhees; 8B Kittatinny; 9A South Hunterdon; 9B Sussex Tech; 10A Belvidere; 10B Hopatcong.
FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS: 10A-Belvidere at 7B-High Point, winner at 2A-Hunterdon Central; 10B-Hopatcong at 7A-Warren Hills, winner at 2B-Newton; 9A-South Hunterdon at 8B-Kittatinny, winner at 1A-North Hunterdon; 9B-Sussex Tech at 8A-Voorhees, winner at 1B-Sparta.