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2023 LHSAA Baseball State Tournament

May 09, 2023 01:52PM ● By Jim Gazzolo

By Jim Gazzolo

With three teams in the top division, Southwest Louisiana will be well represented this week in the state baseball championships.

The tournaments, which began Tuesday and run through Saturday at McMurray Park in Sulphur, will crown a total of 10 champions over the next few days. 

Not only that, but a lot of pride will be on the line as more than a few rivals will get together. 

Highlighting the games is the Division I Non-Select showdown between Barbe and Sulphur in the semifinals Thursday. 

The two have battled often in the tournament with Barbe having won 11 state titles under head coach Glenn Cecchini. 

Sam Houston takes on top-seeded West Monroe in the other semifinal game on Thursday at 5 p.m. The winners will meet Saturday evening for the champonship.

Iowa will battle North DeSoto in Division II Non-Select Thursday as well. That game is set for 11 a.m. 

St. Louis Catholic plays its semifinal game at 5 p.m. Wednesday against Vanderbilt Catholic in the Division II Select bracket. 

Here is a look at all the games and times this week in Sulphur.


Division I

No. 1 West Monroe vs. No. 4 Sam Houston, Thurs., 5 p.m.

No. 3 Sulphur vs. No. 2 Barbe, Thurs., 5 p.m.

Championship game: Sat., 5 p.m.

Division II

No. 8 Lakeshore vs. No. 4 Eunice, Thurs., 11 a.m.

No. 6 North DeSoto vs. No. 7 Iowa, Thurs., 11 a.m.

Championship game: Sat., 2 p.m.

Division III

No. 1 Kinder vs. No. 5 Berwick, Wed., 2 p.m.

No. 3 Doyle vs. No. 2 South Beauregard, Wed., 2 p.m.

Championship game: Fri., 5 p.m.

Division IV

No. 1 Oak Grove vs. No. 12 Mangham, Tues., 5 p.m.

No. 3 DeQuincy vs. No. 2 Logansport, Tues., 5 p.m.

Championship game: Fri., 2 p.m.

Division V

No. 1 Choudrant vs. No. 5 Anacoco, Tues., 11 a.m.

No. 3 Pitkin vs. No. 7 Weston, Tues., 11 a.m.

Championship game: Fri., 11 a.m.


Division I

No. 1 Catholic – B.R. vs. No. 13 Rummel, Thurs., 2 p.m.

No. 6 Pineville vs. No. 2 Jesuit, Thurs., 2 p.m.

Championship game: Sat. 5 p.m.

Division II

No. 1 St. Louis Catholic vs. No. 5 Vandebilt Catholic, Wed., 5 p.m.

No. 2 ED White vs. No. 3. St. Thomas Moore, , Wed., 5 p.m. 

Championship game: Sat. 2 p.m.

Division III

No. 4 Dunham vs. No. 8 University Lab, Wed., 11 a.m.

No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Menard, Wed., 11 a.m.

Championship game: Fri., 5 p.m.

Division IV

No. 1 Ouachita Christian vs. No. 4 Opelousas Catholic, Tues., 2 p.m.

No. 3 Glenbrook vs. No. 2 Ascension Catholic, Tues., 2 p.m.

Championship game: Fri, 2 p.m.

Division V

No. 1 Avoyelles Charter vs. No. 4 Claiborne Christian, Tues., 11 a.m.

No. 3 Grace Christian vs. No. 2 Family Community, Tues., 2 p.m.

Championship game: Fri., 11 a.m.