Coach Eddie Jeffcoat and his Dale Pirates will take a 29-3 record into Thursday’s opening round of the Class A Fall Baseball State Championship.

The Pirates will challenge Calera at 4 p.m. at Yukon High School, weather permitting.

Fort Cobb-Broxton will go up against Roff at 6:30 on Dale’s side of the bracket.

On the other side of the bracket, Latta will play Rattan at 11 a.m., followed by Silo and Canute at 1:30.

Friday’s semifinals are also scheduled for Yukon at 11 a.m. and 1:30. The finals are scheduled for Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at 12:05 Saturday.

Dale defeated Wister, 13-3, and Latta, 8-2, Wednesday at Dale to claim a regional championship.

Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.