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Bucs, Tors to meet in regional round of baseball playoffs; 20 other area teams in postseason

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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Barbe won big Tuesday night to join Sulphur in the second round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs.

The top-seeded Bucs crushed Grace King 11-0 in five innings.

Now Barbe and No. 16 Sulphur, which throttled Acadiana 10-0 in the first round, will face off in a best-of-three series in the regional round.

This is the first season that the regional and quarterfinal rounds are best-of-three series. The LHSAA made the change in Class 5A only, the brackets for all other classes follow the traditional single-elimination format. Also, the 5A playoffs will revert back to single elimination for the semifinal and championship rounds.

Barbe is set to host Sulphur at 6 p.m. Friday in Game 1 while the Tors will host the Bucs in Game 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday. A third game, if necessary, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Barbe.

Twenty other teams from Southwest Louisiana joined Barbe and Sulphur in the postseason Tuesday when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released the playoff brackets for Classes 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, B and C.

First-round games in Classes 4A-C are set to begin Thursday. The regional-round matchups will be played May 7 and the quarterfinal round is scheduled for May 12.

The semifinal and championship rounds for all seven classes will be played May 15-17 at McMurry Park in Sulphur.



Local First-Round Pairings

Class 5A

Barbe 11, Grace King 0, 5 innings

Sulphur 10, Acadiana 0, 6 innings

Live Oak 2, Sam Houston 1

 

Class 4A

No. 22 Salmen at No. 11 DeRidder, 6 p.m. Friday

 

Class 3A

No. 24 Pine Prairie at No. 9 Iowa, TBA

No. 20 Jennings at No. 13 Buckeye, TBA

No. 26 Baker at No. 7 South Beauregard, TBA

No. 18 St. Louis at No. 15 Berwick, TBA

 

Class 2A

No. 24 Vinton at No. 9 Opelousas Catholic, 4 p.m. Thursday

No. 28 Springfield at No. 5 Rosepine, 6 p.m. Friday

No. 20 Dunham at No. 13 Oakdale, 5 p.m. Friday

No. 23 DeQuincy at No. 10 Menard, 5 p.m. Thursday

No. 31 Oak Hill at No. 2 Kinder, 5:30 p.m. Friday

 

Class 1A

No. 21 Merryville at No. 12 Ascension Catholic, 5 p.m. Thursday

No. 25 East Beauregard at No. 10 Grand Lake, 5 p.m. Friday

 

Class B

No. 24 Evans at No. 9 Converse, 5 p.m. Thursday

No. 28 Hicks at No. 5 Florien, 6 p.m. Thursday

No. 29 Pitkin at No. 4 Fairview, 4:30 p.m. Thursday

No. 27 Episcopal of Acadiana at No. 6 Anacoco, 6 p.m. Thursday

No. 23 Bell City at No. 10 Forest, 4:30 p.m. Thursday

No. 18 Hornbeck at No. 15 Simpson, 6 p.m. Friday

 

Local Regional-Round Pairings

Class 5A

Best-of-three series

No. 16 Sulphur at No. 1 Barbe, 6 p.m. Friday

No. 1 Barbe at No. 16 Sulphur, 1 p.m. Saturday

No. 16 Sulphur at No. 1 Barbe, 4 p.m. Saturday, if necessary

 

Class C

No. 9 Reeves at No. 8 Calvin, 5 p.m. Monday, May 5

No. 13 Starks at No. 4 Elizabeth, 4 p.m. Thursday

No. 14 Plainview at No. 3 Downsville, 5 p.m. Thursday

No. 10 Hackberry at No. 7 Summerfield, TBA

No. 15 Singer at No. 2 Claiborne Christian, TBA

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