Garcia tosses shutout, Eastlake takes 1-0 series lead over Jefferson

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If the age old saying, ‘pitching and defense wins championships’ is true, the Eastlake baseball team could be in for a deep playoff run. The Falcons defeating Jefferson 3-0 in Game 1 of the Class 5A UIL Bi-District Playoffs.

Eastlake senior pitcher Jorge Garcia threw a gem. Garcia striking out 12 in a complete game shutout of the Silver Foxes.

Game 2 will be played Friday night at Hanks High School.

High School baseball playoffs schedule: Bi-District Round

Class 4A

-Clint vs. Monahans, at Sul Ross State University, Game 1, 4:30 p.m. Friday; Game 2, 10 a.m. Saturday with Game 3 to follow if necessary 30 minutes after Game 3
-San Elizario vs. Seminole, Game 1, 7 p.m. Friday at Pecos High School; Game 2, 11 a.m. Saturday at Pecos High School; Game 3, if needed 30 minutes after Game 2
-Fabens vs. Pecos, 7 p.m. Thursday at Van Horn High School
-Mountain View vs. Andrews, Game 1, 5 p.m. Friday at Sul Ross State; Game 2, noon Saturday at Sul Ross State; Game 3 at Sul Ross State 30 minutes after Game 2 if needed

Class 5A

-Eastlake vs. Jefferson, Game 1, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coronado High School; Game 2, 6 p.m. Thursday at Hanks; Game 3, if needed, 6 p.m. Friday at Hanks
-Horizon vs. Andress, Game 1, 6 p.m. Thursday at Andress; Game 2, 4 p.m. Friday at Horizon; Game 3, if needed, 11 a.m. Saturday at Andress
-Ysleta vs. Bowie, Game 1, 7 p.m. Thursday at Bowie; Game 2, 6 p.m. Friday at Ysleta; Game 3 if needed, 10 a.m. Saturday at Bowie
-Bel Air vs. Canutilo, Game 1, 4 p.m. Thursday at EPCC; Game 2, 4 p.m. Friday at Canutillo; Game 3 if needed, 10 a.m. at Canutillo

Class 6A

-Socorro vs. Odessa High, at Seminole HS, Game 1, 7 p.m. Friday; Game 2, 10 a.m Saturday with Game 3 to follow 30 minutes later if needed
-Franklin vs. Midland Lee, Game 1, 7 p.m. Thursday at Southwest University Park, Game 2 4;30 p.m. Friday at Franklin with Game 3 to follow 30 minutes later if necessary
-Montwood vs. Midland High, at Midland’s Security Bank Ballpark, Game 1, 7 p.m. Friday night; Game 2, noon Saturday with Game 3 to follow 30 minutes later if needed  
-Americas vs. Frenship, at Odessa High, Game 1, 4:30 p.m. Friday; Game 2 at noon Saturday at Odessa High; Game 3 if needed 30 minutes later.

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