Game time is 4 p.m.
Despite being a seeming underdog, as a 15 seed, Erath head coach David Jordan said he feels the Bobcats have a good shot at an upset.
“It doesn’t matter who they are or what seed they are,” he said. “We’re both there. That means you got into the playoffs and won in the first round. So, obviously you’ve got to have confidence.”
The Comets of St. Charles breezed through their first round game with 7-3A foe Port Allen by an 11-1 score.
St. Charles rode the arm of one Austin Weber, who struck out ten and walked one en route to a no-hitter against Port Allen.
Jordan said there was no word on whether Weber would get the nod again on Tuesday.
As well, Jordan said he was unsure (as of Monday) which of his pitchers would get the ball for the Bobcats.
He said, though, that as he needed four pitchers to get through the lengthy Sumner game, his options seem less limited.
“The advantage for us now is that everybody is ready to go,” he said. “We’ve got four guys now that have playoff experience.”
Another positive for the Bobcats is that speedsters Cole Bourque, Aaron Green and Peter Broussard are all healthy after each sustained injuries in the regional track meet the night prior to the Sumner game last week.
Jordan said those players are key to the Bobcats’ strategy in this first year of the deadened bat.
“They look pretty good and pretty fresh,” said Jordan.
The hot hitters for the Bobcats on Friday included Drew Primeaux (2-for-4, one double, one run, two RBIs), Jimmy Jordan (1-for-4, two RBIs, two runs), Jesse Jordan (2-for-3, one run), Jace Harrington (1-for-2, two walks, two runs) and Coy Clostio (1-for-3, one walk, one RBI, double, two runs).
Clostio’s double came in walk-off fashion in the eighth inning, driving home the winning run.