Headed to Montgomery

The Springville Tigers are in the Class 5A state championship series after beating Madison Academy Thursday.

The Springville Tigers baseball team is headed to Montgomery to play for the AHSAA Class 5A state title after beating the Madison Academy Mustangs two-out-of-three games on the road Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Tigers split a doubleheader with the Mustangs. Madison Academy won the first game 7-2, but the Tigers fought back to win the second game 12-3.

The win forced a third and decisive game Thursday, and the Tigers punched their ticket to Montgomery with a 3-1 victory.

With the win, the Tigers improved to 32-6. Their opponent in the finals has yet to be determined as Sylacauga and Briarwood Christian are set to start their series Friday.

Game 1 of the championship series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Patterson Field.

Game 2 is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Riverwalk Stadium.

Game 3 will follow if needed.

Reach Gary Hanner at ghanner@thestclairtimes.com