LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin baseball team is on quite the hot streak entering the regional quarterfinals with a 26-2 overall record, as they are set to play Hallsville.
The baseball schedules and practices have been at the mercy of Mother Nature who has not been cooperating with East Texas. The baseball team has had no choice but to practice on the turf at Abe Martin Stadium.
The Pack can't allow rain to stall their training against a team like Hallsville who went to the state tournament last year, and is currently 25-3. Both Lufkin and Hallsville have ranked in the Top 10 of the state throughout the season
"These are the two best baseball teams in East Texas. I think it's kind of appropriate that we're meeting up," said Lufkin head baseball coach Jason Stanley.
"They can hit pretty well. I'm going to have to keep it down in the zone and be pretty sharp," said pitcher Jesse Philp. "It's nothing I haven't done before. I'm not scared of them. They're just another baseball team. They're going to have to hit the ball like everybody else."
Game 1 will be Thursday in Lindale starting at 7 p.m.
Game 2 will be Friday in Lindale starting at 7 p.m.
Game 3, if necessary, will be Saturday in Lindale starting at 12:30 p.m.