The Houston baseball team received the second seed for the Class 3 District 10 tournament they will host this month.
Top-seeded Licking and the Tigers both have first-round byes in the six-team bracket that begins May 11. Fourth-seeded Mountain Grove and No. 5 Willow Springs play at 2 p.m., followed by No. 3 Liberty and sixth-seeded Cabool at 4 p.m.
The semifinals are May 13 with Licking facing the Mountain Grove-Willow Springs winner at 2 p.m. Houston hosts the Liberty-Cabool winner at 4 p.m. The championship game is 4 p.m. May 14.
HHS (14-6) has won 11 of its last 13 games entering Friday’s regular-season home finale with Plato. The Tigers own close wins over both of their potential semifinal opponents – 10-9 against Liberty on April 4 as well as 1-0 and 2-1 against Cabool.
The Tigers last won districts in 2007, when they finished second in the state. The program also won district championships in 1992, 1980, 1975, 1960 and 1959.
Here is the full tournament schedule:
Saturday, May 11
(4) Mountain Grove vs. (5) Willow Springs, 2 p.m.
(3) Liberty vs. (6) Cabool, 4 p.m.
Monday, May 13
(1) Licking vs. MG-WS winner, 2 p.m.
(2) Houston vs. LIB-CAB winner, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.