DENISON, Texas (KTEN)- A matchup between Sherman and Denison never needs an introduction.

But when the two meet on the diamond this week, there's a lot more on the line than bragging rights.

And this is why. When you look at the District 13-5A standings, the top three teams have clinched playoff spots. The bottom two have been eliminate, so that leaves Sherman and Denison.

All the Bearcats need to clinch the final spot is one win of the two games against the Yellow Jackets this week.

Since Denison is two games back of Sherman, it will have to sweep the Bearcats to snatch that fourth spot.

The Yellowjackets come into this game having snapped their six game losing streak last Tuesday when they beat Greenville 4-2.

Sherman, meanwhile, has won its last three district games. In those games the Bearcats allowed just two total runs.

On Tuesday, the two teams will meet in Denison at 7:30 and both sets of players couldn't be more ready to take the field.

"It's always big being Sherman-Denison, and this game for us is really important because it's a ticket to the playoffs pretty much," Denison senior centerfielder Kyson Lusane said. "We've got to sweep them. It's a big moment, and we want to live in it."

"It's very exciting," Sherman senior pitcher/centerfielder Paxton Samuelson said. "I don't think we're too nervous. We're trying to treat it like it's a normal district game. I think we can do our job and secure that spot in the playoffs."