SW teams to start bracket play today
After going 0-2 in pool play, two Sweetwater Little League all-star teams — the 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds — will try for a fresh start in bracket play tonight at their respective District 5 tournaments.The Junior League (13-14) all-stars, 2-0 in their pool games, start bracket play on Friday and will try to keep a good thing going.The 9-10 and 11-12 year-olds play Jim Ned tonight — the latter at 6 p.m. at Abilene Northern; the former at 7 p.m. at Jim Ned.The Junior Leaguers play Breckenridge at 8 p.m. Fri-day to start bracket play at Abilene North.The 9-10 year-olds lost both of their pool games to Snyder while the 11-12 year-olds lost their first game to Snyder, 9-8, before falling 8-1 to Abilene Southern.The Junior League all-stars beat Jim Ned, 20-9, to start pool play, then beat Abilene North 6-5, in a nine-inning contest.Sweetwater’s 10-11 year-olds play Abilene Eastern starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Abilene Wylie as the team continues pool play. Sweet-water began pool play by losing to Wylie, 14-2, and still has pool games against Southern at 11 a.m. Satur-day at Wylie and also against Clyde at 8 p.m. on Monday, also at Wylie. Teams that finish pool play with only one loss advance to double-elimination bracket play starting next week. However, if only one team finishes pool play with fewer than two losses, that team will be declared the tournament champion.TODAY’S SCHEDULE9-10 year-oldsBracket play —Double eliminationGame 1 — Sweetwater at Jim Ned, 7 p.m.Game 2 — Clyde vs. Cisco, 6 p.m. at WylieGame 3 — Breckenridge vs. Southern, 8 p.m. at Wylie10-11 year-olds(Pool play)Abilene Southern at Wylie, 6 p.m.Abilene Eastern vs. Clyde, 8 p.m.Note: Sweetwater plays Abilene Eastern at 6 p.m. Friday at Wylie.Little League(11-12 year-olds)Bracket play —Double eliminationGame 1 — Snyder at Abi-lene Dixie, 8 p.m.Game 2 — Merkel vs. Eastern, 6 p.m. at DixieGame 3 — Breckenridge at Abilene Northern, 8 p.m.Game 4 — Jim Ned vs. Sweetwater, 6 p.m. at Abilene NorthernJunior League(13-14 year-olds)Bracket play —Double eliminationGame 1 — Snyder vs. Jim Ned, 7 p.m. at WylieNote: Sweetwater plays Breckenridge at 8 p.m. on Friday at Abilene North.