AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;
Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
JV, 5 p.m.
9th, 5 p.m.
Both the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats won in the second game of their respective playoff series to earn sweeps and will each advance in the 4A playoffs.
At Aledo, the Bearcats defeated Crowley, 11-0, behind a three-hit shutout by Taco Anderson. Anderson struck out nine - including three in the last inning - and walked just one in a game called by run rule after 4-1/2 innings.
Zayne Willems (double, single), Wade Rayburn (single, double)Connor Duer (two singles) and Hershel Gardner (double, single) each swatted a pair of hits, with Gardner and Duer each driving in two runs.
The Bearcats will advance to the area round and play the winner of the Wichita Falls/Chisholm Trail series.
At Trophy Club, the Ladycats outlasted Byron Nelson, 7-5, to win the area championship. The Ladycats will advance to the regional quarterfinals and face the winner of the Burleson Centennial/Denton Guyer series.