2019 - E. St. John at West Monroe - Rd. 1 Playoffs

It was Sr. Night as the West Monroe Rebels beat the Wildcats of East St. John HS of Reserve, La., 3-0 in a first round game of the LHSAA Class 5A State Playoffs. TOM MORRIS PHOTO/The Ouachita Citizen. c.2019.TomMorrisPhotos.com All Rights Reserved

***UPDATE***

After weather washed out all Thursday contests, the LHSAA released the new schedule for the LHSAA State Championship with Sterlington resuming its scoreless contest in the fourth inning against Berwick at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Because the weather forecasts showed heavy rain and lightning the next couple of days, the LHSAA decided to push all of Thursday's games to Sunday. Among those contests was the 5A semifinals with West Monroe and Barbe, and they'll now be playing at 4 p.m. 

As for Ouachita Christian's state championship encounter with Opelousas Catholic, the Eagles will have to wait until 2:30 p.m. Monday to chase another state title. 

Original story: 

The Sterlington Panthers were just getting into the meat of their playoff matchup and the West Monroe Rebels never stood a chance when the rain washed out a highly anticipated day of semifinal contests in Sulphur. 

The Panthers were scoreless in the fourth inning with Berwick before the LHSAA suspended the game for a second time and later cleared out the park. 

Meanwhile, the Rebels were supposed to take on No. 1 Barbe in a 5 p.m. contest, which was postponed to 7 p.m. and then later pushed back to tomorrow. 

The LHSAA released the following statement on Twitter:

"The LHSAA baseball tournament has been postponed until further notice. This includes all the games that were scheduled today. The National Weather Service that there is a probability of more severe weather tonight with an 80 percent chance of heavy rain and lightning. They have also stated that the forecast for tomorrow is 90 percent chance of rain (up to four inches) with lightning." 

A revised tournament schedule is expected to be released early Thursday evening.

With flash flooding expected, sandbag stations are being set up around Sulphur.

Check back for further updates.

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Fanman

Hope LSU. Will start looking a WM For more football prospects

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