Baseball postseason is under way

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The LHSAA baseball playoffs are under way and several local teams began play yesterday, with one starting today and another one at a later date.
In Class 1A, the Varnado Wildcats will have to wait to begin its playoff run after going 16-7 this season. That’s because sixth-seeded Varnado earned a bye for the bi-district round and will begin play a single elimination game in the regional round against either No. 11 Kentwood (13-10) or 22nd-seeded Montgomery (6-15).
Franklinton, Pine and Mt. Hermon are all the 18th-seeded teams in their classifications and all three are on the road for their bi-district contests against the No. 15 seeds.
Class 4A Franklinton (12-10) traveled to Minden (16-17) and played after yesterday’s press time. The winner advances to the regionals and faces either second-seeded Beaux Bridge (23-6) or No. 31 Edna Karr (14-9) in a best-of-three series.
In Class 2A, Pine (17-12) went to Bunkie (13-12) and played following yesterday’s press time. The winner plays either second-seeded DeQuincy (23-4) or No. 31 East Feliciana (8-3) in the regionals in a best-of-three series.
Mt. Hermon (12-10) takes to the road this evening to play Doyline (14-17) in the Class B playoffs with first pitch set for 5 p.m. The winner plays No. 2 Quitman (18-8), which has a bye. The regional round in Class B is single elimination.