UIL Softball State Tournament

CLASS 3A SEMIFINAL

Van Lady Vandals (30-5-1)

vs.

Snyder Lady Tigers (36-5)

 

  • When: 9 a.m. Thursday
  • Where: Red and Charline McCombs Field, Austin
  • Next up: Winner faces either La Grange or Huffman Hargrave at 10 a.m. Saturday for the state championship

 

Road to Austin

Van

  • Bi-district: def. Gilmer, 2-0 (3-2, 5-1)
  • Area round: def. Pleasant Grove, 2-0 (4-3, 16-6)
  • Region II quarterfinals: def. Bullard, 2-0 (2-1, 6-4)
  • Region II semifinals: def. Celina, 2-1 (17-0, 3-4, 12-2)
  • Region II championship: def. Atlanta, 2-0 (10-2, 8-6)

 

Snyder

  • Bi-district: def. Pecos, 13-0)
  • Area round: def. Shallowater, 2-0 (6-1, 8-1)
  • Region I quarterfinals: def. Andrews, 2-0 (5-1, 11-1)
  • Region I semifinals: def. Liberty Hill, 2-1 (2-0, 5-7, 7-3)
  • Region I championship: def. Pampa, 2-0 (14-2, 14-3)

 

Tale of the tape

Van

  • Head coach: Craig Ham
  • All-time state tournament appearances: 3 (2005, 2006, 2014)
  • Average runs per game: 8.9
  • Average runs allowed per game: 2.5
  • Miles from Austin: 224
  • Did you know? Van has won 22 of its last 23 games

 

Snyder

  • Head coach: Kristin Williams
  • All-time state tournament appearances: 1 (2014)
  • Average runs per game: 9.8
  • Average runs allowed per game: 3.0
  • Miles from Austin: 288
  • Did you know? Snyder has won 25 of its last 26 games