Travis (26-4-1) vs. Jersey Village (17-15-1)
3-game series: Game 1 - Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m., Cy Falls HS; Game 2 - Friday, May 14, 7 p.m. at Mayde Creek HS; Game 3 - Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m., Cy-Ranch HS
The Travis Tigers downed Katy Taylor to face Jersey Village in the area round, and the Falcons swept Houston Westside.
The Falcons’ Greyson Peck was 3-for-7 at the plate, scoring three runs and one stolen base. Toby Deluca was 3-for-6 with a double and three RBIs. Deulca (5.0 IP) and Amanda Rocha (6.2 IP) combined to allowed two earned runs over 11 2/3 innings, striking out five and walked four.
For Travis, Max Villarreal was 4-for-8 with three RBIs, while Lathan Buzard was 3-for-7 with three runs scored.
Zack Nelson and Micah Dean combined three earned runs over nine innings, striking out five and walking four.
Foster (19-12-3) vs. Barbers Hill (27-7-1)
3-game series: Game 1 - Friday, May 14, 7 p.m., Spring Branch Memorial HS; Game 2 - Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m., Spring Branch Memorial HS; Game 3 - Saturday, May 15, 30 minutes after Game 2
The Foster Falcons made short work of Houston Austin to face Barbers Hill over the weekend at Spring Branch Memorial High School. The Eagles needed three games to advance past Manvel in the bi-district round.
In the Manvel series, Cameron Cauley was 4-for-10 with four runs scored, four walks and five stolen bases. Brodey Williams and Simon Larranaga were both 4-for-8 with two extra-base hits over three games.
Hunter Mercer allowed one earned run on six hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking one.
For Foster, Chase Cloud and Hayden Holchak combined for eight hits against Austin. Brett Bermudes allowed two unearned runs over four innings, striking out seven and five walks.
Fulshear (22-12-1) vs. Friendswood (26-0)
1-game playoff: Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m., Ridge Point HS
Fulshear earned their first 5A series victory against Houston Milby and now the Chargers face the No. 1 ranked team in 5A. Undefeated Friendswood swept Nederland out of the playoffs by a combined score of 15-0.
But Fulshear needs a single victory to spoil Friendswood’s season with a one-game playoff Thursday at Ridge Point High School.
Friendswood’s Dylen Maxcey drove in nine runs during the series against Nederland, while he was 4-for-5 at the plate with three extra-base hits.
Jaxson Burch (5.0 IP) and Jacob Rogers (7.0 IP) combined to allow zero earned runs over 12 innings.
On the Fulshear side, Thomas Barnhart was 9-for-12 with seven runs scored, six RBIs and four stolen bases against Milby.
Barnhart and Austin Vargas combined to allow one earned run over 12 innings in the bi-district series.
Kempner (20-11) vs. Port Neches-Groves (12-8)
3-game series: Game 1 - Thursday, May 13, 8 p.m., Crosby HS; Game 2 - Friday, May 14, 8 p.m., Crosby HS; Game 3 - Saturday, May 15, 5 p.m., Crosby HS
The Kempner Cougars advanced to the area playoffs to face Port Neches-Groves over the weekend at Crosby High School. The Indians needed all three games to get past La Porte in the bi-district round after winning the District 21-5A championship.
The Indians’ lead-off hitter was 5-for-10 at the plate against La Porte with three runs scored, two extra-base hits and three stolen bases.
Thomas Reinholt was the workhorse on the mound for Port Neches-Groves; he pitched in all three games, allowing one earned run over 7 1/3 innings.
Kempner’s Anthony Marino was 4-for-7 with three runs scored, four RBIs and two doubles along with four stolen bases during the Cougars’ bi-district series against Houston Northside.
Needville (22-7) vs. Canyon Lake (24-7)
3-game series: Game 1 - Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m., La Grange HS; Game 2 - Friday, May 14, 7 p.m., La Grange HS; Game 3 - Saturday, May 15, noon, La Grange HS
The Needville Blue Jays advance to play Canyon Lake in the area round in a three-game series at La Grange High School over the weekend. The Hawks enter the game as the District 28-4A champion and a bi-district champion after sweeping Gonzales — winning the two games by a combined score of 27-4.
Canyon Lake’s Chase Anderson was 4-for-6 in the Gonzales while Tyler Pauley was 3-for-5 with three scored and three RBIs. Griffin Williams was the power for the Hawks in the bi-district, hitting two home runs and driving six runs.
Pauly and Tanner Schultz both posted five solid innings on the mound for Canyon Lake.
The Blue Jays are seeking their first trip to the third round of the playoffs since 2014.
Kody Gibbs will be vital to getting to that point; the Needville junior allowed one earned run over six innings in Game 1 against Rockport-Fulton. He went 3-for-6 with three RBIs in the bi-district round.