Byrd will hit the road for New Orleans to start the second round of the LHSAA Select Division I baseball playoff best-of-three series against Brother Martin Thursday, a day before the other seven local teams begin theirs Friday.
The Yellow Jackets are the No. 10 seed with a 21-13 record and will face the No. 7 seeded Crusaders, who finished their regular season 21-8. The series will be played at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium with the first game slated for a 4 p.m. first pitch Thursday. Friday’s second game is scheduled for 4 p.m. and if necessary the third game will follow.
Two other teams are in the Select Division I bracket with Byrd. No. 4 seeded Captain Shreve (22-12) will host No. 13 Rummel (19-14) at 6 p.m. Friday and No. 5 Northwood (27-7) hosts No. 12 Tioga (13-15) at 7 p.m.
In Select Division II, No. 13 Evangel (12-20) travels to No. 4 Teurlings Catholic (20-10) for a 4 p.m. Friday first game.
Calvary (24-10) is the No. 6 seed in Select Division III and will host No. 11 Fisher Friday at 6 p.m.
Non-Select Division I has three teams from District 1-5A that swept their first round of games to advance. No. 9 Parkway (23-8) will play at No. 8 St. Amant (25-9) and No. 20 Benton (21-15) is in Lake Charles to play No. 4 Sam Houston (27-4) with both Friday games slated to start at 6 p.m. No. 10 Haughton (24-11) will be in Monroe to face No. 7 Neville with a 7 p.m. start Friday.
If weather permits the Friday games to be played, game two and if necessary game three will follow Saturday.
The winners of each of the series will advance to another best-of-three series in the quarterfinals that will determine who plays in the single-elimination state tournament.
LHSAA Second round
Select Division I
No. 13 Rummel (19-14) at No. 4 Captain Shreve (22-12), Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Noon and if necessary 3:30 p.m.
No. 12 Tioga (13-15) at No. 5 Northwood (27-7), Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. and if necessary 4 p.m.
No. 10 Byrd (21-13) at No. 7 Brother Martin (21-8), Thursday, 4 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. and if necessary 7 p.m.
Select Division II
No. 13 Evangel (12-20) at No. 4 Teurlings Catholic (20-10), Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. and if necessary 1 p.m.
Select Division III
No. 11 Fisher (17-10) at No. 6 Calvary (24-10), Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon and if necessary 3 p.m.
Non-Select Division I
No. 9 Parkway (23-8) at No. 8 St. Amant (25-9), Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. and if necessary 4 p.m.
No. 10 Haughton (24-11) at No. 7 Neville (23-10), Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. and if necessary 4 p.m.
No. 20 Benton (21-15) at No. 4 Sam Houston (27-4), Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. and if necessary 3 p.m.