As expected, Class 6A will gain three more teams from East Texas, as John Tyler, Longview, and Lufkin are headed up from 5A.
Tyler Lee may not be the only East Texas member of Class 6A when the University Interscholastic League's biennial realignment and reclassification process takes place in February.
John Tyler and Longview, which are currently classified as 5A schools, each turned in enrollment figures well above the 6A/5A cutoff from two years ago on Friday for UIL's "Snapshot Day."
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ROUND ROCK -- For five innings, the Edgewood Bulldogs seemed to be in control and destined for an appearance in the state championship game.
But Bishop scored four two-out runs over the game's final two innings to earn a 5-2 victory over Edgewood in a Class 3A semifinal Wednesday evening from Dell Diamond.
ROUND ROCK -- The Harleton Wildcats entered the UIL state baseball tournament with only two losses in 30 games, but a few uncharacteristically crucial miscues cut their season one game short of the championship game.
Crawford put together a pair of late three-run innings for a 7-4 defeat of Harleton in a Class 2A semifinal Wednesday afternoon from Dell Diamond.
East Texas will have two representatives competing at the UIL State Baseball Championships this week from Round Rock's Dell Diamond.
KILGORE -- After rolling to an easy mercy-rule win in Thursday's Game 1, the Harleton Wildcats found themselves on the opposite end of the spectrum when the series resumed Saturday.
But Harleton overcame an early seven-run deficit with an eight-run second inning, and the Wildcats broke a tie with a run in the bottom of the sixth, leading to a 10-9 defeat of Beckville in Game 2 at Driller Park.
KILGORE -- Entering Thursday night's opener of the Class 2A Region III championship series, Harleton and Beckville had combined for an overall record of 53-3, which figured to lend itself to a competitive matchup.
That storyline took a sharp left turn as Harleton roughed up the Bearcats, 14-0 in five innings, in Game 1 from Driller Park. The win pushed Harleton (27-2) one win from its first UIL state baseball tournament berth since 2005.
The following is a list of baseball regional final playoff pairings involving East Texas teams.
DALLAS -- It's the end of an era for the Hallsville baseball program.
The season came to a close in Game 3 of the Class 5A Region II semifinal series with a 6-2 loss to Frisco Wakeland at Dallas Jesuit's Wright Field...