Paris – The softball playoffs begin tomorrow. The North Lamar Pantherette’s host the bi-district series opener against Tyler Chapel Hill on MIX 107.7. First pitch is at 7pm. The Detroit Lady Eagles play game one against Avery tonight at Chisum high school at 7pm. Rivercrest will take on James Bowie. And Honey Grove will face Blue Ridge.
Meanwhile, high school baseball playoff match ups and details are still in the works. The Prairiland Patriots will take on New Boston this evening for the 4th and final playoff spot. First pitch in DeKalb is scheduled for 5pm.
Mount Pleasant – Area softball teams play the bi-district round this weekend. The district champion Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs take on forth place New Boston in a three game series. All games will be played at Northeast Texas Community College. Game one is tonight at 8pm. Game two is tomorrow at 8 as well. The Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers finished as the district 15-5A runner up. They’ll match up with the 3rd place team out of 16-5A, Whitehouse at Letourneau University. Game one is tonight at 6:30. The Rivercrest Lady Rebels will take on James Bowie at New Boston tonight at 6 and the Paul Pewitt Lady Brahmas play a one game playoff against Redwater on Friday beginning at 7pm.
Sulphur Springs – Area softball teams will begin the post season this weekend. The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats will be on their home field as they begin a three game series in the bi-district round against Corsicana. Game one is scheduled tomorrow at 6:30. Game two is on Friday evening, also at 6:30. And game three, if necessary, will be at 1pm at North Forney high school. Alba-Golden will play the bi-district round against Van Alstyne. Lone Oak takes on Edgewood. Commerce is up against Grand Saline. And the Mt. Vernon Lady Tigers will take on Hooks in a three game series.
Last night in Major League Baseball the Texas Rangers win the rubber match 3-2 over the New York Yankees. The Rangers win the series taking two out of three. The winning run came off the bat of Elvis Andrus. Martin Perez earns his first win of the season after going six innings and giving up two runs on six hits. The Rangers have the day off today before welcoming in the Angels tomorrow.
The Dallas Stars are scheduled to begin the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs tomorrow evening when they host the St. Louis Blues. Puck drop for game one is 7pm.
And tonight 32 teams across the league have a chance to reshape their franchise with the annual NFL Draft. The LA Rams hold the number one overall selection after trading with Tennessee. The Philadelphia Eagles draft at number two after trading with Cleveland and the Dallas Cowboys will pick 4th overall.