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Baseball/softball: Playoffs resume for four area teams

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Local area teams will resume their postseason treks today when the University Interscholastic League baseball and softball playoffs resume, starting today.

In the baseball Class 3A Region II quarterfinals, Argyle squares off against Melissa tonight at 7:30 in Frisco. Argyle is coming off an 11-0 drubbing of Bonham last week, while Melissa is fresh off a series sweep of Sanger. Tonight’s contest is Game 1 of a best-of-three series.

On Friday, Krum and Princeton will play Game 1 of their best-of-three series at 7:30 p.m. at Denton High. Krum, in its first season at the 3A level. Game 2 will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with Game 3 following afterward if it is needed.

Two of the state’s top softball teams in their respective classes try to extend their state championship hopes on Friday.

In Class 3A, Sanger and Van square off at 6:30 p.m. in Sunnyvale in the 3A Region II semfinals. The teams are two of 16 remaining in the Class 3A playoffs. The winner of the best-of-three series will face either Frisco Lone Star or Mineola in the regional championship next week.

In Class 2A, Pilot Point takes on Commerce in the 2A Region II semifinals at 6 p.m. at Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant. Game 2 of the best-of-three series will take place at 8 p.m., giving the winner of Game 1 a chance to avoid a potential Game 3 on Saturday.

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

TODAY

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Argyle vs. Melissa, Class 3A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Frisco

FRIDAY

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Krum vs. Princeton, Class 3A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Denton High

Argyle vs. Melissa, Class 3A playoffs, 7:30 p.m., Frisco

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Sanger vs. Van, Class 3A playoffs, 6:30 p.m., Sunnyvale

Pilot Point vs. Commerce, Class 2A playoffs, 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., Northeast Texas Community College, Mount Pleasant

SATURDAY

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Krum vs. Princeton, Class 3A playoffs, 1 p.m., Denton High

Argyle vs. Melissa, Class 3A playoffs, Class 3A playoffs, Frisco

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Sanger vs. Van, Class 3A playoffs, 3 p.m., Sunnyvale (if needed game will follow)

Pilot Point vs. Commerce, Class 2A playoffs, 10 a.m., Northeast Texas Community College, Mount Pleasant (if needed)