Winnfield Senior High School pulled off a 12-inning second-round playoff triumph Wednesday night at South Beauregard and will host an LHSAA Non-Select Division III quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at 4 against Doyle.
WSHS rolled by Mansfield 10-0 in the first round at home, then the 11th-seeded Tigerettes prevailed 3-2 in 12 innings Wednesday evening at No. 6 South Beauregard. Madison Nelson slugged a home run in the top of the 12th to make the difference for Winnfield.
Doyle, seeded third in the playoff bracket, had a first-round bye, then won at home 6-2 over No. 19 Jewel Sumner to reach the quarterfinals. Since a bye counts as a home game, Winnfield had one less home contest in the playoffs and gets to play Saturday at Brandi Parker Field at WSHS.
The winner will reach the state tournament next weekend in Sulphur and will face the survivor of No. 2 Kaplan vs. No. 7 Loreauville.
In the baseball playoffs, Calvin is at home Saturday at 1 against Holden in Non-Select Division V. The winner will play second-seeded South Beauregard next week.
The Winnfield Tigers got a first-round bye and will play host to a playoff series next week in Division III Non-Select.