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18-4A Baseball: Bullard slips to third in standings after losses to Palestine, Hudson

Apr. 8—When it comes to the District 18-4A baseball standings, a lot can happen in seven days.

Bullard (20-3-2, 3-2) opened the week in first place in the loop standings, but after suffering a 1-0 loss to Palestine Tuesday and a 3-0 setback at the hands of Hudson Friday, the Panthers found themselves in third place in the standings.

Following the first round of district games, Hudson (17-5-1, 4-1) and Palestine (12-8-0, 4-1) are currently tied for first place in the district standings.

In the first meeting between the Hornets and the Wildcats, Hudson prevailed, 3-2; just another indication of how competitive the district is.

Rusk (10-12-2, 1-4) and Jacksonville (6-12-1, 1-4) had a noteworthy week as each team was able to crack the league win column. Rusk topped Madisonville (13-8, 2-3), 10-5, Tuesday while the Indians won their first conference tilt by scoring a 5-3 triumph over Rusk Friday evening in Jacksonville.

Despite the fact that Rusk and Jacksonville are tied for fifth place in the standings, both clubs are just a games out of fourth place, with five district tilts remaining on their respective dockets.

Tomorrow night's schedule has Bullard traveling to Jacksonville, Rusk playing host to Palestine and Madisonville scheduled to journey to Angelina County to test Hudson.