Midlothian head baseball coach Ray Hydes is not one to back away from a challenge.
Looking for a warm up game before the playoffs Hydes made the call to Austin to schedule a game with the Lake Travis Cavaliers (25-8), ranked No. 5 according to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.
The game originally scheduled for Tuesday night in Waco had to be postponed until Thursday in Killeen because of inclement weather.
MHS (16-7) only put up four hits and one run but it was enough for the Panthers to hand Lake Travis its eighth loss of the season.
Justin Godwin got the win on the mound for the Panthers.
As champions of District 15-4A Midlothian received a first round bye.
Third seed Waxahachie was paired up with the District 16-4A second seed Brownwood in a three game series. Thursday the Tribe took an easy 12-0 five inning win and looked to be on cruise control.
The Lions of Brownwood overcame impossible odds to eliminate Waxahachie from the playoffs with a pair of wins Friday night in Keller, 9-3 and 4-1.
District 15-4A’s number two seed Corsicana faced off against the third seed from District 16, Copperas Cove.
Corsicana had no problem in giving the Dawgs the boot with 9-0 and 4-2 wins.
Opening in the second round against Dallas Woodrow Wilson (14-10), the Panthers will play a single game at 7:30 p.m. at Richard Park in Waxahachie.