The Robstown Cotton Pickers' Class 3A Region IV semifinal playoff begins Thursday on the road at Victoria's Riverside Stadium.

The Cotton Pickers face Bellville in game one of their best-of-three series beginning Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and are idle Friday before resuming the series Saturday at 5 p.m. at Texas State University in San Marcos for games two and three, if needed.

Robstown is coming off a dominating series win against the Zapata Hawks and also beat Port Isabel in their previous playoff match-up.

In the other Region IV semifinal, Sinton faces Giddings.

Series victories by Robstown and Sinton would make for an all District 31-4A regional championship next week, with the right to move on to the state tournament and a shot at a state title.

Other games taking place this week:

The Class 2A Region Semifinals, featuring Bishop versus Schulenberg, will be held this week. Game 1 will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Flatonia. Game 2 will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fairgrounds Field in Robstown. Game 3, if necessary, will take place 30 minutes after the end of Game 2. The Class 3A Region Semifinals, featuring Robstown versus Bellville, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Victoria Riverside Stadium. Game 2 will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Texas State University. Game 3, if necessary, will take place 30 minutes after the end of Game 2. Class 4A Region Semifinals, featuring Moody vs. San Antonio Alamo Heights, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Fairgrounds Field in Robstown. Game 2 will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's in San Antonio. Game 3, if necessary will be held 30 minutes later. Class 4A Region Semifinals, featuring Mission Sharyland versus San Antonio Reagan, will begin 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fairgrounds Field in Robstown.