London leads Bishop to finish the perfect district race; South Texas leaderboard madness


London capped a perfect district race while the final 30-3A seed will be a three-way battle.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The seventh-ranked Pirates of London capped a perfect district run with a 4-3 extra innings victory over Bishop, one of many games in South Texas on Tuesday that had classification implications.

The Pirates (12-0) dropped Bishop (8-4) among the top three seeds in District 30-3A while Banquete (9-3) grabbed the two seeds via their 4- victory. 3 on Santa Gertrudis. SGA (4-8) failed to secure the four seeds and is now in a three-way tie with Falfurrias (4-8) and Hebbronville (4-8) for last place with those teams who have need game matches to get in the playoffs.

In District 29-5A, the Carroll Tigers completed their remarkable turnaround to clinch a playoff berth with their 6-4 win over Victoria West combined with Flour Bluff’s 5-2 loss to the 10th Veterans Memorial. The Tigers started the district game 0-6 before winning eight of their last nine games to enter.

Flour Bluff coach Ron Weikum has announced his retirement following the elimination of the Hornets, capping a 39-year career in coaching. The Hornets gave him a start on the field after Carroll’s game final.

Top-ranked Calallen ensured a perfect district race with the 4-2 victory over Tuloso-Midway. The Warriors’ loss combined with Robstown’s 3-1 win over Alice forces a three-way tie for second. All three teams are in the playoffs, but will have the ranking matches to determine second, third and fourth places in 31-4A.

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