By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Despite two straight shutout losses, the Mexia Ladycats (2-6, 10-15-2) will be the No. 4 seed from District 18-4A heading into the playoffs.
The Ladycats lost a heartbreaker to Fairfield this past Friday night, 15-0, with the Lady Eagles Kaci Bachtel pitching a no-hitter.
Erica Beldin and McKenzie Bain pitched for Mexia.
Both Madisonville and Fairfield are tied at 7-1 for the district lead and will play a one-game playoff Thursday night in Franklin to see who will be the No. 1 and 2 seeds.
The Lady Mustangs (22-7-1) beat the Lady Eagles in their first meeting on March 15, 9-0, but Fairfield (7-1, 11-11) took the second district game, 6-1.
Groesbeck (4-4, 7-20-1) is the No. 3 seed and will face District 17-4A’s Lorena Lady Leopards (7-2, 14-9) in the first round.
Mexia will face No. 2 ranked Robinson (9-0, 26-0-1) in the bi-district round.