Reagan, Johnson baseball looking to end area drought

Depending on what happens this weekend in the Region IV-6A semifinals, something pretty significant could take place.

Johnson and Reagan are one of 16 teams still with a chance to become the Class 6A state baseball champions and both are playing in the regional semifinals this weekend (Reagan vs. Laredo Alexander; Johnson vs. Edinburg).

A potential matchup between district rivals in the Region IV-6A final next weekend also represents something that hasn’t happened in 24 years.

The last time the Region IV final in the state’s highest classification consisted of two San Antonio teams was 1991. Clark beat MacArthur and advanced to the 5A state tournament, where the Cougars lost to League City Clear Creek.

Even getting two teams to the 6A (formerly 5A) regional semifinals is a pretty big deal. Since 1991, it’s only happened six times.

Year Area Region IV-5A semifinalists
2013 O’Connor, Johnson
2004 Reagan, Smithson Valley
1995 Churchill, Clark
1994 Churchill, Brackenridge
1993 South San, Churchill
1992 South San, Churchill

Reagan, the defending Region IV-5A champions, face Laredo Alexander in a rematch of last year’s regional semifinal. This time, Alexander comes in ranked first in Class 6A by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Reagan is looking to make a little history of its own. Since the University Interscholastic League went to five classifications for the 1978-79 baseball season, no San Antonio team has repeated as regional champions in the state’s highest classification (back then it was 4A). The feat has only been done four times since 1979.

Repeat Region IV-5A winners Years
Corpus Christi Carroll 2010-2012
C.C. Moody 2003, 2004
C.C. Moody 1994, 1995
Victoria Stroman* 1985, 1986
*-Stroman and Victoria High School were consolidated following a vote in 1999, per the
Victoria Advocate

So there’s a little context before you head out to this weekend’s games (times and locations for both series are listed here). If this turns into jinx, please direct all hate mail to or on Twitter at @Ben_Baby.


Article courtesy of SA Express News.