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May 6, 2014

Lone Oak girls, Farmersville boys stay alive in playoffs

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL / SOFTBALL

GREENVILLE —   Lone Oak is the only local softball team still left in the state playoffs following five playoff series this past weekend.

  Lone Oak, now 27-5 for the season, swept Paris Chisum in two games to advance to the Class 2A regional quarterfinals against Malakoff. That series starts at 6 p.m. on Friday in Lone Oak. Game two is planned for noon on Saturday at Malakoff. If a third game is needed it will follow game two, also at   Malakoff.

  Lone Oak blanked Chisum 2-0 in the first game on Thursday, getting a six-hitter from freshman pitcher Mariah Nichols, who struck out four. Tristan Beck drove in the game’s only two runs with a single.

  Lone Oak finished off Chisum in game two on Friday, prevailing 5-3. Nichols again was the winning pitcher, striking out three. Becca Schumann drove in two runs in that game with a double, while Beck, Nichols and Chelsea Rigsby also drove in runs with singles.

  Malakoff, the District 13-2A champion, swept Edgewood 4-1 and 9-7 in the first round and then downed Redwater 6-3 in a one-game area playoff.

Community, Commerce, Caddo Mills and Bland all dropped area playoff series.

  Community fell 10-0 to Frisco Lone Star in a one-game 3A playoff.

   Mount Vernon took two of three games from Commerce in a 2A area series. Mount Vernon took games one and three by scores of 4-3 and 12-2. Commerce claimed game two, 6-3.

  Grandview outscored Caddo Mills 4-2 in a one-game 2A area playoff.

  Dodd City took two games from Bland in a Class A area series. winning 11-1 and 13-2.

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  Farmersville’s the only local baseball team left in the state playoffs following bi-district action this past weekend.

  The Fightin’ Farmers outlasted Howe 1-0 and 12-1 in a 2A series. Farmersville advances to the area round to play Maypearl. Game one is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday in Forney, with game two planned for 7 p.m. on Friday at Forney and if needed, a game three is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday, also in Forney.

  Maypearl took two games out of three in its bi-district playoff series against Peaster, winning 4-3 and 4-3 while dropping an 8-4 decision.

  North Lamar swept Rains in a Class 3A series, winning 10-0 and 7-1.

  James Bowie battled back from a 4-3 loss in game one to beat Cumby 10-7 and 12-2 in a Class A bi-district series.

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