The Franklinton High baseball team moves into the state Class 4A quarterfinals after defeating Rayne 6-4 Friday afternoon and 16-6 on Saturday in a best-of-three series.
Franklinton is the last local team still alive in the LHSAA baseball playoffs, following Pine's loss Friday.
For the Pine Raiders, the excellent 2021 season came to a close when Pine lost the first and second games of a three-game series to #1 ranked Doyle Friday afternoon and evening. Doyle took 6-0 and 10-0 wins from Pine to win the series.
For the Franklinton Demons, the playoffs resume this Friday, May 7, when the Demons travel to North Vermilion High School at Maurice, LA to take on host North Vermilion in the first game of a best 2 out of 3 quarterfinal series. Game 2 and a possible game 3 will be played Saturday, May 7, at North Vermilion.
North Vermilion is the #3 seeded team in the Class 4A playoffs, while Franklinton is #6.
North Vermilion High School is located at Maurice, which is just southwest of Lafayette.
Complete additional details of FHS in the playoffs will appear in this week's edition of The Era-Leader, and will also be posted on era-leader.com
The Franklinton High Demons and the Pine High Raiders are moving into the 2nd round of the state playoffs after opening round victories this week.
Mount Hermon lost to Monterey, 3-1, in opening round action and ends its 2021 season.
FHS took a 12-2 win over Bolten to advance in the playoffs. The #6 Demons will now host #11 Rayne at noon on Saturday (May 1) at Demon Diamond in Franklinton. Rayne defeated Pearl River in the opening round by a 10-0 score.
Pine beat N. Caddo 6-4 in the opening round after overcoming an early 4-0 deficit. Pine now faces the tall task of taking on #1 Doyle in the second round. The game will be held at Doyle this Friday evening (April 30) at 7 p.m. Doyle High School is located in Livingston just off of Highway 190 in the center of town.
As both Franklinton and Pine move into the second round, the coaches, players, and parents are hoping for a strong turnout from their local fans