Paris – High School baseball playoffs begin tonight while softball teams pick up with the Area round. The North Lamar Pantherette softball team will take on the Crandall Lady Pirates on MIX 107.7, beginning with game one this evening at 6pm. Game two is tomorrow at 2 with game three to follow if necessary. All games will be play at Grand Saline high school. Meanwhile, the North Lamar boys play a one game playoff against Spring Hill on KOYN 93.9 at 7pm at Spring Hill high school. The Paris Wildcats will take on the Gilmer Buckeyes. All games can be heard live on 101.9 KBUS starting with game one this evening at 6pm in Atlanta. Game two is Saturday at 11am and game three will follow if necessary.
Mount Pleasant – The Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers will take on Manfield Legacy in a three game series with all games to be played at Lindale High School. Game one is scheduled for 7pm tonight. Game two is Saturday at 11am and game three will follow if necessary. The Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs will take on Van Alstyne. The area round for the Lady Mustangs can be heard on STAR 96.9. Game one of the three game series is tonight at 7:30pm. Game two is tomorrow at 2 and game three will follow if necessary. The Mustang baseball team faces New Boston at home tonight at 6pm.
In other baseball playoff match ups the Gilmer Buckeyes will take on the Paris Wildcats. The two teams will meet this weekend for a three game series in Atlanta. Game one this evening is at 6pm. And the Chapel Hill Red Devils face Redwater in game one at Redwater at 7:30
Sulphur Springs – Starting tonight local softball teams play the area round of the post season, while baseball teams begin the playoffs with the bi-district round. The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats will take on Waxahachie in a one game playoff scheduled to be played at North Forney High School. The game will be tomorrow night with first pitch at 6pm. The Lone Oak Lady Buffalos will take on the Redwater Lady Dragons. And the Commerce Lady Tigers will face off against the Hooks Lady Hornets at NTCC in Mt. Pleasant. Game one is tonight at 4pm with game two to follow. Game three if necessary would be Saturday at 10am.
Meanwhile, in baseball Cumby faces Avery at Prairiland on at 7pm. Sulphur Bluff will be in Mt. Pleasant against Maud with game one at 6. And Como Pickton will take on James Bowie at Chapel Hill in Mt. Pleasant. The series opener tonight is at 5:30.
Last night the Texas Rangers get throttled in their third straight loss to Toronto 12-2. Derek Holland went 2 2/3 innings on the mound, giving up 11 runs on 11 hits. The Rangers fall to 15-14 on the season and sit in 2nd place in the AL West. They’ll begin a weekend series tonight in Detroit against the Tigers. First pitch tonight [on kplt 1490am and 96.3fm] is scheduled for 6:10pm Central time.
The Dallas Stars even up the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the St. Louis Blues with a 3-2 overtime win. Cody Eakin netted the 3 on 3 goal in the extra period to make the series 2-2. Dallas and St. Louis play game five tomorrow night at the Amercian Airline Center. Puck drop is scheduled for noon.
And in the NBA playoffs the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat to even their series at one game apiece. Tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against Atlanta at 6pm. While the OKC Thunder and San Antonio Spurs tip off at 8:30 with the series tied 1-1.