Class A Baseball: Wells to play for regional title in Jacksonville

One of the players to watch for the Wells Pirates is senior Logan Tucker. Tucker and company will be taking on LaPoyner in a best-of-three Class A, Region III Championship beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jacksonville High School.

The UIL Class A Region III baseball champion will be crowned next week at Summers Norman Field on the Jacksonville High School campus.

The Wells Pirates (10-6), who are ranked No. 6 in the state in the latest Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, will take on the Flyers from LaPoyner (13-6), who own a No. 4 ranking, in a best-of-three series that will determine the region's representative into the state tournament, which will take place at Dell Diamond in Round Rock early next month.

Game 1 is set to get under way at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. If a rubber game is needed, it will take place 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.

Wells, who is coached by Joe Tarrant, is the District 22-A champion and has won its last 10 consecutive games.

The Flyers won the District 20-A crown and have won nine of their last 10 outings.

The Pirates earned the trip to the regional final by winning a series, 2-1, over Kennard late last week.

LaPoyner nailed down its birth with a series sweep over Union Hill.

Wells was forced to rally after Kennard notched a 4-3 win in the opener of the regional semi-final.

The Pirates' pitching proved to be superior as Wells took the series by earning an 8-2 and a 9-6 decision over Kennard.

Logan Tucker collected a pair of hits to aid the Pirates' cause in the 8-2 win, while also pitching 4.1 frames and striking out five Tigers.

Joshua Layton pitched 6.1 frames and fanned three in the Pirates' remaining win over Kennard.

At the plate Kaleb Parnell supplied two of the Pirates' hits and had three RBI.

Tucker, once again, paid tremendous dividends at the dish by hammering out three hits and driving in a couple of runs.

The Wells-LaPoyner series winner will face either the New Home Leopards or the Borden County Coyotes out of the West Texas region in a state semi-final match-up that will be played at a time to be announced on June 5.


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