By: Trey Thacker – May 14, 2022
Saturday’s contest between the Berkeley Stags and the Lexington Wildcats is easily the most important game of the season for these two clubs thus far. Both teams are coming off first round victories in the 5A Lower State playoffs, with a victory in this winner’s bracket game making their road to the State Championship a whole lot easier. The winner will be granted homefield advantage on Wednesday, having to get beaten twice by the third-round loser bracket winner to be eliminated. These needed days of rest can give your pitchers time to recover and reset their pitch counts to be ready for whatever comes at them. Meanwhile, the loser will have an uphill battle with little rest and an extra game in order to keep their championship dreams alive. With sunny skies, a packed stadium, and a Stag mascot prancing around, the second round of the Lower State 5A playoffs was set to get underway.