Baseball

Rain pushed state baseball playoff games back a day for local teams, so the second rounds got started on Friday night and the second games of the best-of-3 series are scheduled for today (Saturday).

West Jones (21-5) hosted Long Beach (10-15) on Friday night and will travel to the coast to face the Bearcats at 7 tonight in 5A action. Game 3, if necessary, will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Soso. It will be the first playoff series for the Mustangs, who earned a bye in the first round.

Northeast Jones (17-10) will host perennial power Sumrall (26-4) today at 1 after facing the Bobcats on the road Friday night in the 4A playoffs. Game 3, if necessary, will be at Sumrall at 7 p.m. Monday.

Taylorsville (20-8) will be at Enterprise-Lincoln (14-7-1) tonight at 7 after hosting the first game Friday night in 2A action. Game 3, if necessary, will be at Taylorsville at a time that had yet to be determined.

Stringer (19-7) will be at Ethel (19-5) tonight at 7 after hosting the Tigers on Friday night. Game 3, if necessary, will be at Stringer at  6 p.m. Monday.

Sunny skies are predicted throughout the weekend and Monday.

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