VAN ALSTYNE, TX -- The Van Alstyne panthers baseball team is making its first trip to the state tournament, but they are not alone. Shallowater and Banquete join the Panthers, making their first trip to state. The fourth team, is defending champs West.
For now, the Panthers are only worried about the Bulldogs from Banquete, Texas. The UIL announced Sunday morning that the Bulldogs and Panthers will meet in the early 3A state semifinal game (4 PM first pitch). From this point, it's a one-game playoff. The winner will advance to play the winner of West-Shallowater on Thursday afternoon for the 3A state title.