No. 7 Rider practiced for the final time before heading to Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. The Raiders will face Burleson in the Region I-4A Final.
Rider is looking to advance to the state semfinals for the second consecutive year and third appearance overall.
Head coach Scot Green says this is the moment his team has been preparing for since September.
Rider played at Hardin Simmons for the Regional Quarterfinals against Frenship. The Raiders lone loss of the postseason happened in a 10-9 loss in game 2 of the series.
Opening pitch for game 1 is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Game 2 will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with game 3 set for 4:00 p.m. Saturday if necessary.