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After glitch, Vidalia baseball misses playoffs

VIDALIA — After the Vidalia Vikings defeated Avoyelles High School Monday afternoon, head coach Kale Davis said he thought his team would among the 32 teams participating in the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 3A Playoffs.

And when the power rankings first came out, they were. Then later on Tuesday afternoon, they weren’t. And Davis was none too pleased about it.

“De La Salle got in because they won their district. Albany played (Monday), a game that was cancelled,” Davis said. He protested “to deaf ears,” he said.

Davis protested the rankings being changed after the glitch in the program, which resulted in Albany getting the No. 31 seed and Vidalia being on the outside looking in despite being No. 32 in the final power rankings. De La Salle was the No. 33 seed but went undefeated in its district.

When the results first came out, Vidalia was the No. 31 seed. But after recalculating the points, Albany took that spot.

“The next thing I know, we were out,” Davis said.

De La Salle High School ended up with the No. 32 seed after winning District 10-3A.

The LHSAA said on its website that there were technical difficulties prior to the releasing of the final power rankings at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from Class 4A down to Class C.

District 4-B co-champion Monterey made the Class B Playoffs as the No. 9 seed and will host No. 24 seed Grand Lake in a bi-district round game at 4 p.m. Thursday.