Melissa sweeps Alvarado to advance to regionals

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune

Aubrey advances with Anna and Celina eliminated in District 9-4A

Anna-Melissa - Melissa (22-11-1) eliminated Alvarado (14-14) 2-0 in their  best of three series by the scores of 9-0 and 12-0. The Cardinals had previously eliminated Midlothian Heritage (19-7-1) 2-1 in the best of three series in the bi-district round. The Cardinals are set to face Waxahachie Life (13-3-3). The three game series will be on May 20, 21 and 22 (if necessary) and will be played at LD Bell HS. First two games are at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday game is at 1:00 p.m. (if necessary). 

Aubrey (30-4) eliminated District 12-4A champion North Dallas (14-14) in the Area Round by the scores of 15-0 and 14-2. They earlier sent Kennedale (7-19) home in the first round of the playoffs. They are now set to play Godley (25-10) in the Regional Quarterfinals round. The three game series will be on May 21 and 22. All games will be played at Irving MacArthur HS. Friday game at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday game(s) begin at 1:00 p.m. with game three 30 minutes after the first game (if necessary).  

After winning the first game of their playoff series 3-2 Anna (22-10) dropped the next two games 5-3 and 11-1 in the Area Round against Godley (25-10) after earlier defeating Ferris (19-7) in the first round of the playoffs. The Coyotes were eliminated from the playoffs and ended their season. 

District 9-4A champion Celina (27-9) 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.  After winning the first game of the Area Round series 9-5 Celina dropped the next two games by the scores of 2-1 and 6-5 to be eliminated from the playoffs. That ended the Bobcats season as they were eliminated from the playoffs. 

With Celina and Anna eliminated, that leaves only Melissa and Aubrey as the lone District 9-4A representatives in the UIL Class 4A Regional Quarterfinals of the baseball playoffs. 

Melissa Playoff Series - 

Regional Quarterfinals Round: 

(F9) Melissa (22-11-1) vs (T11) Waxahachie Life (13-13-3) 

Game 1: May 21 – 5:00 – @ Irving MacArthur

Game 2: May 22 – 12:00 – @ Irving MacArthur

Game 3: May 22 – 30 Min after Game 2

Area Round: (F9) Melissa (20-11-1) vs (R11) Alvarado (14-12) 

Game 1: Melissa 9 Alvarado 0

Game 2: Melissa 12 Alvarado 0 (Melissa wins 2-0 advances to Regional Quarterfinals)

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)

Aubrey Playoff Series - 

Regional Quarterfinals Round: 

(R9) Aubrey (30-4) vs (W11) Godley (25-10)

Game 1: May 20 – 7:00 – @ LD Bell HS

Game 2: May 21 – 7:00 – @ LD Bell HS

Game 3: May 22 – 1:00 – @ LD Bell HS (if necessary)

Area Round: (W12) North Dallas (14-9) vs (R9) Aubrey (28-4) 

Game 1: Aubrey 15 North Dallas 0

Game 2: Aubrey 14 North Dallas 2(Aubrey wins 2-0 advances to Regional Quarterfinals)

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)

Celina Playoff Series - Celina Eliminated

Area Round: (W9) Celina (27-9) vs (T11) Waxahachie Life (12-13-3)

Game 1: Waxahachie Life 2 Celina 1

Game 2: Celina 9 Waxahachie Life 5

Game 3: Wax Life 6 Celina 5 (Wax Life wins 2-1 advances to Regional Quarterfinals)

Bi-District Round: (W9) Celina (26-7) 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)

Anna Playoff Series - Anna Eliminated

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

Game 1: Anna 3 Godley 2

Game 2: Godley 5 Anna 3

Game 3: Godley 11 Anna 1 (Godley wins 2-1 advances to Regional Quarterfinals)

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)