After a move to Hackett High School due to wet fields for the semifinals on Thursday, the 3A-4 district baseball tournament returned to its host site at Cedarville High School on Friday for the championship games in both baseball and softball. And on a night where the rain began right on cue and just as the trophy presentation had concluded, the Paris Eagles defeated the Danville Little Johns 9-5 for the 3A-4 district tournament championship. The Little Johns were the regular season conference champions, and Paris finished as runner-ups, but it was the Eagles taking the district tournament championship on Friday night.
The Eagles will now move on to next week’s regional tournament on Thursday where they will be a number one seed and will play the Greenland Pirates, a four seed, at 10 a.m. The Eagles need to defeat Greenland to advance to the following week’s state tournament. The Danville Little Johns will enter the regional tournament as a number two seed and will play the Lincoln Wolves, a three seed, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Hackett, the number four seed from the 3A-4, will play the number one seed from the 3A-1, the Elkins Elks, at 3 p.m. And the Booneville Bearcats, the number three seed from 3A-4, will play the number two seed from the 3A-1, Bergman, at 12:30 p.m.
Congratulations to all four seeds from the 3A-4 conference and best of luck to all schools in their quest to secure a state playoff spot. It is a great time of the year as high school athletics wrap-up the 2021-22 school year, and RNN will bring you all of the action!