— Staff Report
Beginning its climb to the Class 4A State Tournament as the third seed from District 7, the Aledo Bearcats have maneuvered through a passel of district winners (three) to earn its first berth ever in the state tourney. With its large contingent of seniors (16), Aledo has been successfully adamant in refusing to let its season end just yet.
With 32 notches in the victory belt on the season, the Bearcats are seeking two more, beginning with its meeting with Hallsville (34-4) on Thursday. The semifinal match, slated for 7 p.m., will follow the Richmond George Ranch (33-7) vs. Victoria East (29-9) semifinal, scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.
Round Rock’s Dell Diamond will provide the setting for the 4A matches, including the final, set for 7 p.m. on Friday.
With the wealth of effective pitchers in the Aledo arsenal, the Bearcats will look to continue the offensive assault as it has through a 10-1 playoff record.