It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for the Warriors, but the Martin baseball team took two wins in its three-game bi-district playoff series last week against Keller to advance to the area round.
Martin will meet San Angelo Central in the next round after Central also sealed up its series against El Paso Montwood on Saturday. The dates, times and locations for the area round had not been announced at the press deadline.
Martin pitcher Turner Larkins was the game-winner in Game 2, a 3-0 defeat of the Indians on Friday, after Keller had pounced on Martin in Game 1 with a 12-1 victory last Thursday.
Daniel Lingua was the winning pitcher in Game 3, a 5-1 victory for the Warriors.
The Warriors will be looking to play better defense after committing two errors in their Game 1 loss and another in the Game 2 victory.• Arlington suffered a reversal of the scenario that played out for Martin, winning the first game of its bi-district series 4-3 against Richland last Thursday but losing the next two games to finish out their season.
Spencer Witherspoon got the victory on the mound for the Colts in the first game. Richland won Game 2 by a 10-0 result and Game 3 with a 7-4 final.
The Colts committed five errors in the series, including two in each of their losses.
Arlington Parks and Recreation leagues
Registration ends Sunday for youth T-ball, coach pitch baseball, indoor soccer, basketball and cheerleading seasons from the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department.
All leagues start in June and require a registration fee of $75 except for cheer, which costs $90.
Adult softball and kickball leagues are also registering through the end of May. Softball team fee is $350 and kickball is $225.
— Stephen English