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Patterson High School's Randy Paul
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Morgan City High School's Hayden Barron
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Patterson, MCHS begin playoffs Tuesday

Patterson and Morgan City High schools will begin postseason play in their respective classes Tuesday when they travel to face West Feliciana and Lakeshore, respectively.
Patterson, Class 3A’s No. 17 seed, will travel to face No. 16 West Feliciana in a 6 p.m. contest in St. Francisville, while Morgan City, Class 4A’s No. 31 seed, will hit the road to Mandeville to face No. 2 Lakeshore in a 4 p.m. contest.
Below are previews of each game
Patterson vs.
West Feliciana
Patterson will travel to face West Feliciana for the second straight season in the Class 3A Bi-District round. A year ago, West Feliciana defeated Patterson 7-4.
This season, West Feliciana is 16-12 overall and finished third in District 6-3A with a 4-5 record.
The Saints are 6-5 this season against Class 3A competition.
Patterson and West Feliciana have one common opponent in Albany. West Feliciana beat it, and Patterson fell to it.
West Feliciana has lost four straight entering the postseason, although the last three were to Division II’s top seed, University Lab.
Meanwhile, Patterson is 18-13 overall, finished fifth in District 8-3A with a 5-7 mark and was 7-8 against Class 3A competition this season.
District 8-3A features four teams in the top 14 of the Class 3A bracket.
Patterson has won five straight entering Tuesday’s contest.
Morgan City
vs. Lakeshore
Morgan City and Lakeshore will meet for the second time this season Tuesday after meeting earlier this season in Lutcher’s tournament.
In the first meeting last month, Lakeshore run-ruled Morgan City 13-3 in five innings in the Tigers’ final game of the tournament.
“That was a day we were out of pitching, and we battled them a little bit,” first-year Morgan City Baseball Coach Andrew Madden said last week.
Lakeshore (28-4), which won District 8-4A with an 11-1 mark, enters the postseason having won 25 of its final 26 games. That run included a 23-game winning streak.
After dropping its first game in more than a month a week ago, Lakeshore won its final two regular-season games.
Morgan City and Lakeshore have one other common opponent this season in St. Amant. Lakeshore beat it twice, while Morgan City fell in its lone meeting with the Gators
Morgan City, which dropped its final two games of the regular season, finished the regular season with a 9-20 mark. The Tigers were 2-10 in District 7-4A and were 3-12 against Class 4A competition this season.

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