Salado Eagles scored five runs in the eighth inning to put away the Geronimo Navarro Panthers in the first of their best-of-three series in the regional quarterfinals.
Jacob Wilk’s walk-off single to deep left gave the Salado Eagles a 10th-inning 1-0 win over the Cuero Gobblers last night.
Salado Eagles are District Champions after beating the Taylor Ducks 1-0 in a one-hitter pitched by Cody Wolf on April 29.
Salado Eagles will face the Taylor Ducks tonight in a rubber match to determine the first and second seeds in the playoffs. The Eagles and the Ducks are co-district champions after Salado lost on the road to Taylor 5-1 on April 26.
Barring a collapse against the bottom of the district tonight and Tuesday, Salado Eagles varsity baseball team is the likely District 25-4A Champion.
The Salado varsity Eagles baseball team qualified for the playoffs and continued their perfect march through District 25-4A opponents last week with wins over Lampasas and Liberty Hill.
Salado Eagles are 3-0 in district play after beating the Burnet Bulldogs 4-1at home on April 2, a game that was postponed from the day before due to rainy weather.
Salado Eagles forced both of their District 25-4A foes into Mercy Rule losses last week to open district play with two wins. They will travel to Burnet to face the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. April 1.
Salado Eagles started district play March 22 hoping to end a three-game losing streak with a road game against the Lampasas Badgers. The game was held after presstime for this edition of the newspaper.
The Eagles won three of four games played in Franklin before the rain ended the weekend tournament.