The Mansfield ISD baseball programs are well-represented in the playoffs this season, with three of the district's teams earning postseason berths, and so far, things are going swimmingly.Mansfield, Legacy and Summit all won their bi-district series and are headed to the area round, and Legacy coach David Walden said he was especially pleased with his team’s effort.Legacy dropped Game 1 of its series against Nacogdoches but came back and won the second and third games last weekend, and Walden said his team showed a lot of heart.“I thought that they were very gutsy,” Walden said. “That seems like an appropriate term to describe this team, is ‘gutsy.’ Nacogdoches had a really good baseball team, and our kids just hung in there blow-for-blow and did a great job of coming out on top.”Legacy lost Game 1 to Nacogdoches by a score of 3-2, but rallied to win the next two by scores of 5-2 and 13-7 respectively.The Broncos will play Longview Pine Tree in the area round of the playoffs beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, with Game 2 at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Legacy, and a Game 3 to follow after that if necessary at Legacy. Walden said he believes his team will have its hands full.“We don't know a lot about them,” Walden said. “We did scout them three times, and they look like they have a very solid, solid baseball team that is going to be a real challenge for us.”For Mansfield coach Gary Vaughan, a victory over Killeen Harker Heights in the first round of the postseason was a also a great accomplishment for his team, and was comparable to the Legacy/Nacogdoches series in terms of how it played out.“We played a real scrappy team, and losing that first game 2-1 was disappointing, but I was real proud of the way the kids responded,” Vaughan said. “There was a lot of traveling – getting home late and waking up early, but our kids responded well.“They went in with a great attitude and were determined to get the victory. They got after it and played well.”Mansfield won games 2 and 3 of the Harker Heights series 11-4 and 9-5 respectively.The Tigers will square off with Grapevine in the second round of the playoffs at 7:30 on Friday night at Mansfield. Game 2 is at noon on Saturday at Grapevine with a third game, if necessary, to be played 30 minutes after.Vaughan said that Grapevine will be a very challenging opponent for his team.“They have a very good baseball team with lots of pitching, who swing the bat well and play good defense,” Vaughan said. “We'll have to bring our A-game if we want to stay in it, especially at this round of the playoffs. They are a tough team, and we will have to play tough to stay in there with them.”Summit also dropped the first game of its series with Lindale last weekend, but won games 2 and 3 by scores of 10-2 and 10-6 respectively to advance to the area round.Sam Durland had a home run and two doubles in the series, while Creighton Eldridge had two doubles and a triple to lead the way offensively for the Jaguars.Summit will face Hallsville in the second round of the playoffs at a time and location to be determined.