The baseball playoffs and high school and college graduations appear to coincide this week forcing a lot of changes to be made to the schedules. and the Carthage Bulldogs are the only area team left.

The Carthage Bulldogs (26-5-1) will take on the fourth-ranked Sweeny Bulldogs (26-7) Region III-4A baseball semifinals.

Graduations have forced some movement in starting times for this tournament as well as the distances needed to be traveled.

Game 1 is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Don Sanders Stadium in Huntsville.

Because of Sam Houston State's graduation, the series will be moved to Beaumont for Game 2 at Lamar University's Vincent-Beck Stadium on Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, will follow 30 minutes later.

The winner of this series plays the winner of the Waco Robinson-Huffington Hargrave series in the regional finals.