Hughes Springs Faces Palmer for Class 2A Region II Baseball Crown
Class 2A Region II
Hughes Springs Mustangs (33-1)
Palmer Bulldogs (31-6)
Series -- UT Tyler's Irwin Field
- Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Thursday (May 30)
- Game 2: 5 p.m. Saturday (June 1)
- Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary
How they got here
- Bi-district: bye (District 16-2A champion)
- Area: def. Grand Saline 11-0 in one-game playoff
- Regional quarterfinal: def. Edgewood 2-0 in series (10-7, 9-2)
- Regional semifinal: def. Grandview 2-1 in series (W 9-2, L 5-3, W 3-2)
- Bi-district: bye (District 13-2A champion)
- Area: def. Queen City 2-0 in series (4-3, 10-4)
- Regional quarterfinal: def. Mount Vernon 2-1 in series (L 4-3, W 3-0, W 3-1)
- Regional semifinal: def. Gunter 9-2 in one-game playoff
Did you know?
- Hughes Springs has gone 5-1 in the playoffs and outscored its opponents 45-18.
- Palmer has gone 5-1 in the playoffs and outscored its opponents 32-14.
- Hughes Springs started the season with 32 consecutive victories before the 5-3 Game 2 loss to Grandview in last weekend's Region II semifinal series.
- Hughes Springs spent the vast majority of the season ranked No. 1.
- Palmer's 9-2 regional semifinal win vs. Gunter was originally planned for a three-game series, but Game 1 was suspended with Palmer leading 4-1 in the top of the second this past Friday. The teams were forced to resume Saturday where they left off and finish the contest as a one-game playoff.
- Palmer has three players with at least 32 RBIs: Cody Rhodes (48), Judge Wolfe (42), and Tyler Lowe (32).
- Palmer ace Aaron Hunter is 13-4 with a 0.91 ERA, 119 strikeouts, and 37 walks in 92 innings.
- Winner advances to UIL Class 2A state tournament at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.