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March 18, 2014

District action fills Tuesday baseball/softball docket

Indians/Maidens to welcome Nacogdoches

JACKSONVILLE —

District action takes center stage for all of the local and area baseball and softball outfits, with the exception of Brook Hill who has the night off.

Teams from Jacksonville will be hosting Nacogdoches in District 16-4A play.

The vastly improved Fightin' Maidens will host the Lady Dragons at 6 p.m. at Fightin' Maiden Field.

The Jacksonville girls lost their loop lid lifter early last week by a 5-4 margin to Corsicana, but turned in a solid effort in doing so as they battled back from deficits twice, before eventually been edged by the Lady Tigers.

The Indians and Dragons will be lifting the lid on their district campaigns when they battle beginning at 7 p.m. at Summers Norman Field.

An already young Tribe team has been battling the injury bug lately, which has forced a couple of call ups from the junior varsity team.

Rusk's Eagles and Lady Eagles will continue District 19-3A action by traveling to Groesbeck.

The Rusk boys are 2-0 in conference play, while the Lady Eagles will be playing their first district game of the season.

In their last outing early last week, the Lady Eagles stuffed Lindale, 9-2, in a game that took place in Lindale.

Bullard's softball team will visit Chapel Hill at 5:30 p.m. tonight, with the baseball game between the two schools slated to start at 7 p.m.

The Lady Panthers are 3-0 in conference play, having defeated Gladewater, 25-0, in their last game before a short recess for Spring Break.

The Panthers are 1-1 in conference play and are tied with Kilgore for fourth place in the loop standings after posting a 4-0 verdict over Gladewater on Friday evening.

Troup will continue District 18-2A business by traveling to Hawkins tonight.

Lady Tiger softball, 3-1 in conference, will get under way at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Tigers and the Hawk nine starting at 7 p.m.

The Tigers will be looking to rebound from a 3-2 loss suffered to rival Arp last Friday.

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