Cardinals to face Hawks in series at Lamar

Published 9:06 am Monday, May 7, 2018

The Bridge City Cardinals have moved on to the Class 4A Region III Area Round of the baseball playoffs this week after cruising to a sweep in the bidistrict round.

The Cardinals (23-7-1), 22-4A champions, will take on District 23-4A runnerup, the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks (16-7) in a best-of-thee series all at Lamar University in Beaumont.

Game One is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. Game Two will be Friday at 7 p.m. Game Three, if necessary, will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Cardinals used timely hitting and stout pitching to dominate the Huntington Red Devils 8-2 and 8-1 in bidistrict play at Jasper High School last week.

Meanwhile, the Hawks dispatched Houston Washington 12-0 in the bidistrict round.

The Hawks and Cardinals met once earlier this season with Bridge City claiming a 4-0 non-district win at Cardinal Field very early in the season.

The winner of the Bridge City-H-J series will take on either Jasper or Tarkington in the regional quarterfinals.

Jasper downed Silsbee 4-3 and 8-1 in bidistrict play while Tarkington thumped Houston Wheatley 13-0.