Russell County, Smiths Station begin baseball playoffs

The Russell County Warriors and the Smiths Station Panthers open the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A playoffs tonight with doubleheaders.

Tony Rasmus' Warriors, the Area 7 champions, will host Area 8 runnerup Benjamin Russell Wildcats from Alexander City in two games in Seale, beginning at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT.

Clinton Britton's Panthers, the Area 7 runnerup, will go on the road to Auburn, where they will meet the Area 8 champion Tigers in a pair of games also beginning at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT

If the doubleheaders are split, a third game will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. at the respective sites.