UIL Softball State Tournament

CLASS A SEMIFINAL

Harleton Lady Cats (29-8)

vs.

Hubbard Lady Jags (29-6-1)

 

  • When: 9 a.m.
  • Where: Red and Charline McCombs Field, Austin
  • Next up: Winner faces either Petrolia or Weimar at 3 p.m. Thursday for the state championship

 

Road to Austin

Harleton

  • Area round: def. Neches, 2-0 (9-0, 10-0)
  • Region III quarterfinals: def. Slocum, 2-0
  • Region III semifinals: def. Beckville, 2-1 (3-1, 1-2, 3-0)
  • Region III championship: def. Grapeland, 6-0

 

Hubbard

  • Bi-district: def. Itasca, 5-3
  • Area round: def. Goldthwaite, 2-0 (5-1, 15-3)
  • Region II quarterfinals: def. Frost, 5-1
  • Region II semifinals: def. Dodd City, 2-0 (4-3, 5-4)
  • Region II championship: def. Bosqueville, 2-1 (4-10, 3-2, 6-0)

 

Tale of the tape

Harleton

  • Head coach: Justin Kniffen
  • All-time state tournament appearances: 2 (2010, 2014)
  • Average runs per game: 8.4
  • Average runs allowed per game: 2.3
  • Miles from Austin: 278
  • Did you know? Harleton has allowed just three runs in seven playoff games

 

Hubbard

  • Head coach: Mike Saucke
  • All-time state tournament appearances: 1 (2014)
  • Average runs per game: 8.1
  • Average runs allowed per game: 3.6
  • Miles from Austin: 127
  • Did you know? Hubbard is 5-0 on the season in one-run games