All District playoff teams advance to area playoffs

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune

Anna-Melissa - Anna (21-8) is headed for a three game Area Round series against Godley (21-9) after defeating Ferris (19-7) in the first round of the playoffs. Melissa (18-10-1) is moving forward against Alvarado (14-12) and is also set to play a best of three series. The Cardinals eliminated Midlothian Heritage (19-7-1) in the bi-district round. 

District 9-4A champion Celina is headed into a best of three series in the Area Round against Waxahachie Life (10-12-3) after sweeping Carrollton Ranchview (6-14-2) 2-0 in the bi-district round. Aubrey (26-4) is facing District 12-4A champion North Dallas (14-9) in the Area Round after sending Kennedale (7-19) home in the first round. 

The Celina and Anna playoff series are scheduled for May 13, 14 and 15. Melissa and Aubrey are slated to play on May 14, 15 and 16. All games will be completed by Saturday (pending weather) and the winners will advance to the UIL Class 4A Regional Quarterfinals of the baseball playoffs. 

Celina Playoff Series -

Area Round: (W9) Celina (24-7) vs (T11) Waxahachie Life (10-12-3)

Game 1: May 13 – 4:30 – @ Waxahachie Life

Game 2: May 14 – 5:00 – @ Celina

Game 3: May 14 – 30 Min after Game 2

Bi-District Round: (W9) Celina (24-7) vs. (F10) Carrollton Ranchview (6-14-2)

Game 1:  Celina 11 Ranchview 0

Game 2:  Celina 7 Ranchview 0 (Celina wins 2-0 advances to Area Round)

Aubrey Playoff Series - 

Area Round: (W12) North Dallas (14-9) vs (R9) Aubrey (26-4) 

Game 1: May 14 – 7:00 – @ Princeton HS

Game 2: May 15 – 12:00 – @ Princeton HS

Game 3: May 15 – 30 Min after Game 2

Bi-District Round: (R9) Aubrey (26-4) vs. (T10) Kennedale (7-19)

Game 1:  Aubrey 12 Kennedale 1

Game 2:  Aubrey 18 Kennedale 5 (Aubrey wins 2-0 advances to Area Round)

Anna Playoff Series

Area Round: (W11) Godley (21-9) vs (T9) Anna (19-7)

Game 1: May 13 – 7:30 – @ McKinney North

Game 2: May 14 – 7:30 – @ McKinney North

Game 3: May 15 – 1:00 – @ McKinney North

Bi-District Round: (R10) Ferris (12-11) vs. (T9) Anna (19-7)

Game 1:  Anna 6 Ferris 0

Game 2: Ferris 3 Anna 2

Game 3:  Anna 8 Ferris 1 (Anna wins 2-1 advances to Area Round)

Melissa Playoff Series - 

Area Round: (F9) Melissa (18-10-1) vs (R11) Alvarado (14-12) 

Game 1: May 14 – 7:00 – @ Duncanville

Game 2: May 15 – 11:00 – @ Duncanville

Game 3: May 15 – 30 Min after Game 2

Bi-District Round: (W10) Midlothian Heritage (19-7-1) vs (F9) Melissa (17-10-1)

Game 1:  Midlothian Heritage 2 Melissa 1

Game 2:  Melissa 16 Midlothian Heritage 6

Game 3:  Melissa 14 Midlothian Heritage 12 (Melissa wins 2-1 advances to Area Round)