Buckeye hosts LHSAA baseball playoff series beginning today

SOUTHBOUND BEARS:  Bolton’s Seth Herron and the Bears are among 10 parish teams in the second round of the LHSAA baseball playoffs, with Bolton traveling to Thibodaux on Friday. (Photo by BRET H. MCCORMICK)

The Buckeye Panthers are at home for their second-round Select Division II LHSAA baseball playoff series beginning today at 5.

Ten parish schools have advanced in the baseball playoffs to the second round.

Buckeye, seeded sixth, hosts No. 11 Kenner Discovery Heath Science in a 5 p.m. game today to open the best-of-three series. The second game will be at 4 o’clock Wednesday, with a third game, if necessary, to follow.

Other parish teams in the postseason begin their second-round action later this week.

Thursday, Menard hosts Ascension Episcopal in a Select Division 3 series opener at 6.

Friday, ASH hosts Holy Cross, Pineville hosts Acadiana, Bolton travels to Thibodaux to play E.D. White, and Tioga goes to Shreveport to meet Northwood, all in series openers, along with Glenmora going to Ascension Episcopal.

In single-elimination playoff games in the smaller divisions, Alexandria Country Day plays at Downsville Friday at 5:30, and in an all-Rapides Parish battle that won’t happen until May 5, Grace Christian will host Oak Hill.