Things can change in a hurry in the world of sports.
Just two seasons removed from a winless campaign, the Lipan Indians are in the baseball playoffs.
Lipan secured its first postseason berth since 2006 with Friday’s 7-4 victory at Baird.
The victory improved the Indians to 8-4, all District 10-A games. They own tie-breakers against Ranger and Baird, so even if they were to somehow fall into a tie, Lipan would still go on to the playoffs.
“The kids have done a great job. It’s a good win for the school and for the kiddos,” said Lipan coach Mike Permenter.
Lipan pitcher Colby Clinton improved to 7-0 as he struck out nine.
Clinton also helped his own cause by blasting a pair of doubles.
Lance Ferguson led Lipan, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in.
Lipan was hosting Gordon in the Indians’ final home game (barring a home playoff appearance) last night. They are scheduled to travel to Albany Friday for a game that should decide second and third place in the district.
However, because of athletes competing in regional track this weekend, the game might be pushed back to early next week.
While Lipan is in the playoffs, Albany has yet to wrap up its place in the postseason, but is coming off an upset of league-leading Santo last Friday.