Left-hander Sabastian Wilson throws a ball to the plate against Wharton last Tuesday. Wilson had eight strikeouts in his five innings.


The El Campo Ricebirds have two games left before they head to the playoffs. Left on the schedule is a final District game at home with Stafford on Friday and a road non-District game with Brazosport.

With an 18-7 overall record, the hope is to finish out the schedule strong.

“We had a good practice (Monday),” senior Lynn Osina said. “We need to play good baseball (Tuesday) and have a good practice Wednesday and Thursday and play good baseball Friday and Saturday.”

The baseball team was given a gift. The dream of a higher seed in District is still in play. Last week, the Ricebirds were locked into third place, but a Sealy Tiger loss to the Stafford Spartans is giving them a shot at the second seed.

The Ricebirds lost both games to Sealy and the tie-breaker goes to the Tigers. However, with both teams 7-3 in District, if the Ricebirds win out and Needville beat Sealy at home, the two-seed, which looked out of reach, will be El Campo’s.

“It feels good and it will help us out in the playoff bracket for sure if we can get the second seed,” Osina said.

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