Six area towns have been awarded a state amateur baseball tournament in the future. The Minnesota State Baseball Board over the weekend awarded the sites for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 State Baseball Tournaments. Hutchinson, Dassel and Litchfield were awarded the tournament in 2016, while Norwood, Hamburg, and Green Isle were awarded the tournament in 2017. The 2018 tournament went to New Prague and Shakopee. This year’s state tournament is also in the area. It will be held in Delano, Maple Lake, and Howard Lake in a couple months.