The 2018 Baseball Playoffs got under way Wednesday night with the first games in East Texas.
Hudson hosted Orangefield in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. The game was tied heading into the 7th. Neither team could get much offense going thanks to a challenging incoming wind.
In the seventh, Aaron Dickerson hit an RBI single to bring in the only run of the game. The two teams will play Game 2 on Friday in Orangefield. Game 3 will follow if necessary.
In Diboll, the lumberjacks were playing on on days rest, after edging Huntington in a seeding game on Monday. The Lumberjacks hosted Little Cypress- Maurcieville. Diboll held the Bears scoreless in the first but LCM roared back in the 2nd inning and scored six runs. Diboll answered back with a run in their half of the 2nd, but it was not enough as LCM won 11-1 in 5 innings. Diboll will travel to LCM on Friday for Game 2 at 5:30. Game 3 will follow if needed.
With the loss in the seeding game, Huntington drew Bride City, district champions out of 22-4A. The Red Devils trailed the Cardinals 5-2 going into the 5th inning but Bridge City scored three more runs and won the game 8-2. Huntington and Brige City will meet in Jasper for Game 2 on Friday at 4:30. Game 3 will follow.
More games get going on Thursday in the bi-District round of the playoffs.
Bullard vs Rusk, 4:30 pm at Rusk
Gladewater vs Center, 7 pm at Tatum
Hemphill vs New Waverly 7pm at Nacogdoches
Corrigan vs Coldspring, 7pm at Corrigan
Central Heights vs Onalaska, 7:30 pm at Lufkin's Morris Frank Park
Central vs Anderson- Shiro, 7pm at Livingston
Groveton vs Lovelady, 7pm at Lovelady
Woden vs San Augustine, 6:30 pm at Woden
Alto vs Normangee, 7pm at Palestine Westwood
Douglass vs Centerville at Crockett
Shelbyville vs Chireno, 6pm at Chireno
Grapeland vs Cushing, 7pm at Cushing
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