Practice makes perfect as the Orangefield Bobcats work on a run down drill as they prepare for the Pollok Central Bulldogs.
Game One of this Best of Three series is Thursday at 6pm in Pollok, located north of Lufkin. Games 2 and 3 if necessary will be Saturday at Cormier Field in OF beginning at 3pm. The series can be heard on KOGT and KOGT.com.
Pollok, like the Bobcats, are the runner-up team out of their district. The Bulldogs (19-13) finished behind Central Heights in District 21.
The Bulldogs swept Buna (3-1, 9-4) and Van Vleck (5-2, 6-0) behind Alvin JC signees Cade Graves and Jacob Davis, along with Coastal Bend signee Logun Hobbs, who is expected to start against the Bobcats Thursday.
Dylan Cloonan has also been solid on the mound. He pitched the shutout in Game Two against Van Vleck.
The winner of this Regional Quarterfinal will play the winner between Grandview and Troy.
Other playoff matchups
Kirbyville vs Palacios, best of three, Friday and Saturday in Pearland
PNG vs Nederland, best of three. They’ll play at Nederland Thursday at 7pm. Friday Game Two will be at PNG at 7pm. And if a third game is necessary it will be at Lamar, Saturday at 8pm.
In 4A the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks face Huffman. They’ll play two on Thursday and Game 3 on Friday if necessary with a site to be determined. The winner will play either Waco Robinson or Lufkin Hudson.
The Evadale Rebels are in the third round of the 2A Region IV bracket. They will play Thrall in a Thursday-Friday best of three at Tomball Premier Academy.