Buckeye needs sweep today to advance in LHSAA baseball playoffs

After being surprised Tuesday in the opener of an LHSAA Division II Select baseball series on its homefield, Buckeye must win two games today to stay alive in the state playoffs.

Buckeye, seeded sixth, fell 5-3 to No. 11 Kenner Discovery Heath Science in the first of a best-of-three series. The second game will be at 4 o’clock today at Buckeye, with a third game following, if the Panthers can take the 4 p.m. contest. A berth in the quarterfinals is on the line.

The other nine parish teams in the postseason begin their second-round action later this week.

Thursday, Menard is at home in its series opener at 6. Friday, ASH and Pineville play at home while Bolton, Tioga and Glenmora travel for their action.

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.