All-State Tournament: The Final Four Preview!
OK! We’ve made it all the way to the Final Four. Incredible.
In the first best-of-three semifinal series, we have No. 1 California vs. No. 5 Texas.
Lineup changes: Texas, none; California Eddie Murray replaces Keith Hernandez.
Texas: Biz Mackey was mostly brought on for his defensive talents, but he has been cracking the ball throughout the tournament. He’s hitting .500 so far. … Nolan Ryan was utterly dominant in his series-clinching victory over New York.
California: Barry Bonds has been almost impossible to get out; he’s hitting .429 with three homers in four games. … Nolan Arenado replaced Graig Nettles against Ohio and was fantastic throughout the series, hitting .385 with some sparkling defense.
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