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Three diamond playoffs on tap today

Three diamond playoffs on tap today

May 16th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Sports Prep

Three of the four area playoff series begin today.

Hughes Springs—the lone area softball team remaining in the postseason—begins its Region II-3A semifinal series against Emory Rains at 6 p.m. The entire series will be held at Whitehouse High School. Game 2 is set for 6 p.m. Friday, and if a third game is needed, it will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The winner between the Lady Mustangs (32-4-1) and Lady Wildcats (28-1) faces either Bells or Harmony in the regional final next week with a state tournament berth on the line.

Atlanta's baseball team clashes with White Oak in its best-of-3 regional quarterfinal series opener at 6 p.m. today. The series is set for Gary High School, and Game 2 will be at 6 Friday. If a third game is needed, it is scheduled for noon Saturday.

The winners between the Rabbs (17-7-1) and Roughnecks (21-8-1) move on to next week's regional semifinals against either Van Alstyne or Pottsboro.

James Bowie and Maud, which finished second and third, respectively, in 17-2A, start their regional quarterfinal series at 7 tonight at Texas High's Tiger Field. The Pirates (14-4) and Cardinals (13-8) will play Game 2 at 5 p.m. at Tiger Field, and if the teams split the first two games, a rubber game will begin after a brief intermission.

The James Bowie-Maud winner faces either Cushing ot Shelbyville in the regional semifinals next week.

Linden-Kildare's series against Rivercrest at Northeast Texas Community College begins Friday with two games.

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