Weston High will invade Converse on Wednesday, May 3rd, for a quarterfinal matchup looking to punch their ticket to the Division V state baseball tournament held at McMurray Park in Sulphur. The first pitch is slated for 6:00 pm.
In the quarterfinals for the third consecutive year, Weston hopes that the third time will be the charm to advance to the state tourney. The game is a rematch of last year’s 3-2 loss to Converse in the same position of the bracket.
Seeded seventh in Division V, the district 1B co-champion Wolves enter with a 16-14 overall record while Converse, champion of district 3B, brings a 22-5 record into the contest and a #2 ranking.
While not meeting during the regular season, the two schools have played several contests against similar opponents with similar results. Both have beaten Claiborne Christian and Quitman while losing to Class 5A Natchitoches-Central and Division V #1 ranked Choudrant. Weston holds the advantage against St. Mary’s as they won 11-1 while Converse lost 10-0.
The Wolves bring a well balanced team that features seven players who have driven in 10 runs or more and are hitting .250 or better. Drew Browning leads the way with a .378 batting average with Bryce Zehr close behind with a .371 mark. Cooper Delaney and Cole Tolar check in at .342 and .321 respectively. Weston will be faced with replacing the production of key contributors Braden Theriot and Colton Blundell, who recently were lost for the year.
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