At a time when so many students are concentrating on graduation and what lies ahead for the upcoming Summer break, there are quite a few student-athletes that are still focused on bringing home a state championship.

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We're getting deep into the baseball and softball playoffs across the Lone Star State, and quite a few teams from the Pineywoods are still battling.  Here's a look at the upcoming schedule.

UIL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

Class 4A - Regional Semi-finals

Hudson Hornets vs Bellville Brahmas - Best of 3

  • Game 1 - Thursday, May 27 - 7 pm at Madisonville High School
  • Game 2 - Saturday, May 29 - 1 pm at Sam Houston State in Huntsville
  • Game 3 (if necessary) - 30 minutes following game 2

Rusk Eagles vs Orangefield Bobcats - 1 game series

  • Thursday, May 27 - 7 pm at Sam Houston State in Huntsville

Class 3A - Regional Semi-final

Woodville Eagles vs Malakoff Tigers - Best of 3 at Nacogdoches High School

  • Game 1 - Thursday, May 27 - 7 pm
  • Game 2 - Saturday, May 29 - 2 pm
  • Game 3 (if necessary) - 30 minutes following game 2

Class 2A - Regional Semi-finals

Garrison Bulldogs vs McLeod Longhorns - Best of 3 at Marshall High School

  • Game 1 - Thursday, May 27 - 5pm
  • Game 2 - 30 minutes following game 1
  • Game 3 (if necessary) - Saturday, May 29 - 12 noon

Alto Yellowjackets vs Rivercrest Rebels - Best of 3 at Mike Carter Field in Tyler

  • Game 1 - Thursday, May 27 - 5 pm
  • Game 2 - 30 minutes following game 1
  • Game 3 (if necessary) - Saturday, May 29 - 2 pm

Class 1A - Regional Final

Kennard Tigers vs MIller Grove Hornets -  Best of 3 at Cumberland Academy in Tyler

  • Game 1 - Thursday, May 27 - 4:30pm
  • Game 2 - 30 minutes following game 1
  • Game 3 (if necessary) - Saturday, May 29 - 2pm

UIL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

Class 1A - Regional Final

Chireno Lady Owls vs Bloomburg Lady Wildcats  - 1 game series

  • Saturday, May 29 - 12 noon at Marshall High School

Class 2A - Regional Final

West Sabine Lady Tigers vs Lovelady Lady Lions -  Best of 3 at Hudson High School

  • Game 1 - Thursday, May 27 - 6 pm
  • Game 2 - Friday, May 28 - 6 pm
  • Game 3 (if necessary) - Saturday, May 29 - 12 noon

Class 3A - Regional Final

Diboll Ladyjacks vs East Bernard Brahmarettes - 1 game series at Grand Oaks High School

  • Thursday, May 27 - 7 pm

Good luck to our area teams, and here's a little surprise throwback of some photos from the 2012 and 2013 send off events for the Hudson Lady Hornets as they travelled to Austin to play for the state titles, which they won both times.

 

Hudson Softball 2012 State Send Off

 

Hudson Softball 2013 State Send Off