BROCK – Apparently 14 games just isn’t enough to settle the scuffle among Glen Rose, Peaster and Grandview for the No. 2, 3 and 4 seed in 11-3A.
(15-6, 10-4) Glen Rose was the first of the three to reach the 10-win plateau after Keene forfeited the final game of the regular season Friday afternoon. The win was the fifth straight for the Tigers.
As of 8:30 p.m., (14-9, 10-4) Peaster had since defeated (2-17, 1-13) Rio Vista. However, weather officially forced (14-10, 9-4) Grandview and (6-17, 4-9) Millsap off of the field and, in a real head-scratcher, into a Saturday morning game in Brock prior to the tournament kicking off.
If Grandview wins, there will be a need for a three-team playoff-seeding tournament Saturday afternoon on the neutral field in Brock. The Eagles, 11-3A’s No. 1 seed, finished the season with a 13-1 district mark and 19-7 overall record.
On Thursday afternoon, the three remaining playoff-bound head coaches met to randomly draw for tournament seeding. There was no coin flip.
C. Glen Rose
The first game will begin with a 2 p.m. first pitch between (B) Peaster and (C) Glen Rose. The game was originally scheduled for a noon start, but the Grandview-Millsap rescheduling pushed back the tournament start times.
The winner will then play (A) Grandview approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one.
This is where it gets a little tricky, so try and keep up.
If either Glen Rose or Peaster (winner of game 1) defeats Grandview in game two, that team will be the 11-3A No. 2 seed in the UIL 3A baseball playoffs. Grandview (the loser of game two) would then play the loser of game one to determine the district’s third place team. This game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday with a 6 p.m. first pitch.
If Grandview defeats the game one winner – the tournament is over. Grandview is the second place team. The winner of game one would then become the third place team.
For example: If Peaster defeats Glen Rose in game one and then loses to Grandview in game two the district standings would reflect:
2. Grandview (defeated Peaster who defeated Glen Rose)
3. Peaster (defeated Glen Rose)
4. Glen Rose
Of course, all of this could be avoided if the UIL went by head-to-head matchups – Glen Rose holds a 3-1 mark over Peaster and Grandview. But it doesn’t, so here we are.
Glen Rose and Peaster split the season series with each team winning at home. The Tigers needed a Dylan Hammond walk-off in the 10th inning to defeat the Greyhounds in the opener of 11-3A.
First pitch is slated for noon on the campus of Brock High School.