Weatherford Democrat

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April 30, 2014

Local girls thrive, survive first round

Area baseball teams’ bi-district pairings slated

— By GREG WEBB

Four area softball teams entered the second-season fray last week, with three of those advancing to their respective Area rounds.

Aledo’s Ladycats has the easiest skate in the opening playoff round, taking care of Crowley in a run-rule shortened contest. The Brock Lady Eagles took a few innings to wake up their bats, but cruised to a win after a handful of runs in the third, eliminating Whitney.

The Weatherford girls should be sufficiently battle tested after a pair of 1-run wins over Keller Timber Creek, as they prepare for another best-of-three series. The Lady Roos head west and will take on Lubbock Coronado’s Lady Mustangs, who blanked El Dorado in both of their contests last week.

Both teams are No. 2 seeds from their respective districts. The series will be played out at Angelo State University, in San Angelo.

A single playoff game will decide the Area qualifier on Thursday as Weatherford Kangaroos baseball takes the field at Quik Trip Park against Keller Fossil Ridge. The one-gamer features the three seed Roos against the runner-ups from District 4-5A.

Aledo (Class 4A, Region I) and Springtown (Class 3A, Region I) both play best-of-three series, against Crowley and Graham respectively, which will extend into the weekend. 

In Class 2A, top-ranked Brock draws home field advantage in a single-game series, hosting Godley on Thursday. 

Peaster, the third seed from District 9-2A, faces second seeded Maypearl from District 10. The potential 3-game set will be played in its entirety at Brewer High School. 

 

 

Softball - Area Round

Class 5A — Region I

Weatherford vs. Lubbock Coronado

Playoff type: Best of three series

Site: Mayer Field - Angelo State University

Game 1: Friday, 7 p.m.

Game 2: Saturday, 11 a.m.

Game 3 (if needed): 30 minutes after Game 2

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