LHSAA Baseball State Championship Games Set For Today in Sulphur
The LHSAA state baseball tournament will be wrapping up today at McMurray Park in Sulphur as seven teams will be crowned state champions in their respective classifications. Semi-final action began on Thursday with the class C, B, and 4A semi-finals and continued yesterday with the semi-finals for classes 1A, 2A, 3A, and 5A.
In the class C semi-finals, the one seed Elizabeth defeated the fourth seed Summefield 13-3 and the third seed Claiborne Christian defeated the two seed Downsville 12-5. Elizabeth and Claiborne Christian will meet in the class C championship game today at 1:00 on field 37.
In the class B semi-finals, ninth seeded Fairview defeated fifth seeded Maurepas 4-0 and second seeded Florien defeated third seeded Choudrant 1-0. Fairview and Florien will play for the class B state championship at noon on field 40.
In class 1A, top seeded Ouachita Christian defeated fifth seeded Covenant Christian 3-2 and St. Edmund defeated Central Catholic 8-1. Ouachita Christian will play St. Edmund for the 1A state title at 4:00 on field 37.
In class 2A, fourth seeded Kinder defeated top seeded Doyle 6-1 and the three seed Oak Grove defeated second seeded Runnels 5-1. Kinder and Oak Grove meet for the 2A state title today at 3:00 on field 40.
In class 3A, fifth seeded Parkview Baptist defeated top seeded Evangel 5-4 and third seeded Iowa fell to the second seeded John Curtis 3-2. Parkview Baptist and John Curtis will play for the 3A title at 6:00 on field 40.
In class 4A, fifth seeded Teurlings Catholic defeated the top seed Tioga 16-1 and the two seed St. Thomas More defeated the six seed St. Michael the Archangel 12-2. Teurlings Catholic and St. Thomas More will meet for the class 4A state championship today at 2:00 on field 41.
Finally, in class 5A, the defending national champion Barbe Bucs kept their season alive by defeating the top seeded Sulphur Golden Tors 4-3 and the second seed Catholic (BR) defeated the fourteenth seed Brother Martin 1-0. Barbe will play Catholic (BR) today at 5:00 on field 41.