Athens drops Gatesville from 4A state playoffs

For a team to be successful in the baseball playoffs, it usually needs its pitching, defense and hitting to work in concert. In most instances, knocking one or more legs out of this tripod will have less than the desired effect for the affected team.

So it was on Friday and Saturday as District 18-4A champion Athens swept Gatesville in a best-of-three bi-district series.

Athens will march on to play 19-4A runner-up Salado in the second-round of the UIL Class 4A playoffs and Gatesville will turn in their uniforms until late next winter.


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