Three Rusk youth baseball teams will be contesting state titles when they play in their respective Texas Teenage Baseball Association state tournaments this week.
In Emory, the Rusk Orioles will be looking to bring home a state crown in T-ball.
The Orioles were scheduled to have launched their voyage Monday night by playing the Hillsboro Blackhawks.
The tourney will crown a champion on Friday evening.
In 8U machine pitch, the Rusk Rangers will join 14 other teams in Brownwood for the state showdown.
Rusk was slated to have played the Brownwood Giants on Monday night.
In 14U play, the Rusk Express are at Wallace Park in Hillsboro this week for their state tourney.
Rusk drew an opening-round bye and will play either the BMC Bears or Troy Flex at 4 p.m. this afternoon in the double-elimination event.
Troup Rattlers vieing for 12U crown
ENNIS — Eleven squads, including the Troup Rattlers, will be battling for the 12U open bases championship (Monday-Friday) at Ennis' Bluebonnet Park.
The Rattlers had a free pass in the first round and are slated to start play tonight by facing the winner of last night's game between Bragg and Brownwood.
The lose-twice-and-you-go-home tourney will crown a new champion on Friday night.