One year ago, the Indianola Academy Colonels baseball team dropped their first game of the State AAA Playoffs; and then reeled off six consecutive wins to claim the state title.
Following their 4-0 Tuesday evening loss to visiting Heritage Academy of Columbus, the 14-7-1 Colonels are once again finding their mettle tested.
Per Yogi Berra “It’s deja vu all over again.”
For the second consecutive year a baseball playoff berth is assured for the defending state champion Indianola Academy Colonels; but the seeding for that playoff is yet to be decided.
The 2019 baseball season came to end last Friday for the Gentry High Rams.
With a first round 4A state playoff double header road loss to New Hope High School, the youthful Rams saw their final season record fall to a 5-12 mark.
The State 4A baseball playoffs are now set to begin.
As a reward for making the postseason, a long trip to New Hope High School will be had this Friday by the Gentry High Rams for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against the Trojans.
The stage has now been set to determine who will be the 2019 District 1AAA baseball champion.
Playing the first of a three game series on their own field next Tuesday, the 13-4-1, 8-1 Indianola Academy Colonels will take on the Bayou Academy Colts of Cleveland at 6 p.m.
It was a pair of back-to-back pitching performances rarely seen at any level of baseball play.
Only two days after senior Josh Hill struck out 19 batters to record a 3-0 shutout win over North Delta School, the batters from Batesville then fell prey to the no-hit pitching performance by fellow IA senior Will Davis.
With the State 4A baseball playoffs now only one week away, the Gentry High Rams have unfinished regional competition to complete.
These games are critical to the Rams’ postseason plans as hopes are three victories this week could improve the Gentry squad’s number four seed they currently possess.
The playoffs are now looming large for the defending State AAA Indianola Academy Colonels baseball team.
However, in order to enter into postseason play in a positive fashion, the 11-3-1, 6-0 IA team must weather a challenging week of baseball; beginning with a trip next Monday to Kirk Academy in Grenada.