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Adams, Cardozo top Queens in baseball seedings

The PSAL handed down its baseball seeds Monday at the organization’s offices in Long Island City. Commissioner Bob Pertsas Led a discussion with invited experts representing the five boroughs to determine the seeds for the upcoming ‘A’ and ‘B’ league playoffs.

A total of 64 teams were broken down according to record and strength of schedule. The higher seeds received the home court advantage until the quarterfinals, when a neutral site will be chosen. All first-round games begin on Thursday for the ‘B’s and were slated to begin Wednesday for the ‘A’s at 3:30 p.m.

In the ‘B’s, No. 4 Townsend Harris meets No. 29 Lab Museum; No. 13 William Bryant will face No. 20 Thomas Jefferson at St. Michaels; No. 14 Martin Van Buren will meet No. 19 Harry Van Arsdale at Prellar Park; No. 16 Franklin K. Lane faces No. 17 Queens Vocational; No. 18 Beach Channel challenges No. 15 South Shore; No. 27 Robert F. Kennedy faces No. 6 Washington Irving at Central Park; and No. 28 Thomas Edison will meet No. 5 Benjamin Banneker Academy.

The second round of the ‘B’ playoffs starts June 1; the quarterfinals are on June 3; the semis will begin at St. John’s on June 7; and the championship game is on June 11 at Shea Stadium.

In the ‘A’s, No. 32 Forest Hills faces top-seeded Monroe; No. 13 Benjamin Cardozo meets No. 20 Port Richmond; No. 22 Long Island City will face No. 11 Christopher Columbus; No. 25 Richmond Hill will face No. 8 Dewitt Clinton; No. 27 Newtown is at No. 6 James Madison; and No. 29 Francis Lewis will meet No. 4 Herbert Lehman.

The second round in the ‘A’s begins Friday; the quarterfinals are June 1; the semifinals, a best-of-three series, will be on June 4, 5 and 6 at St. John’s, and the finals will be on June 11 at Shea Stadium and if it rains, the next day at KeySpan Park on Coney Island. A 10-run mercy rule is in effect through the first round only and in the ‘B’s through the first two rounds.

Reach reporter Mitch Abramson by e-mail at TimesLedger@aol.com or call 718-229-0300, Ext. 130.

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