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Class 3A

Region III Final

Lufkin Hudson Lady Hornets

vs.

West Columbia Lady Roughnecks

Series -- Humble Summer Creek High School
  • Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday (May 24)
  • Game 2: follows Game 1
  • Game 3: 6 p.m. Saturday (May 25) if necessary

 

How they got here

Lufkin Hudson

  • Bi-District: def. Groesbeck 2-0 in series (W 10-1, W 10-0)
  • Area: def. Lorena 2-0 in series (W 2-0, W 3-2)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Robinson 2-1 in series (L 2-1, W 10-0, W 8-4)
  • Regional semifinals: def. Sweeny 2-0 in series (W 4-1, W 2-0)

 

West Columbia

  • Bi-District: bye (24-3A champion)
  • Area: def. Silsbee 2-0 in one-game playoff
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Huffman Hargrave 2-0 in series (W 5-4, W 5-2)
  • Regional finals: def. Pollok Central 2-1 in series (W 1-0, L 4-3, W 9-4)

 

Did you know?
  • Defending state champion Lufkin Hudson allowed just six runs through four rounds of last year's playoffs. The Lady Hornets have surrendered 10 runs in this year's postseason.
  • Lufkin Hudson did not lose a game in the playoffs last season, going a perfect 9-0.

 

Up next
  • Winner advances to UIL State Softball Tournament, May 29-June 1, Austin.

 

Class 2A

Region II Final

Garrison Lady Bulldogs

vs.

Crawford Lady Pirates

One game playoff -- 7 p.m. Friday (May 24), Mumford High School
How they got here

Garrison

  • Bi-District: bye (19-2A champion)
  • Area: def. Sabine 2-0 in series (W 3-2, W 13-8)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. New Diana 2-0 in series (W 6-1, W 5-4)
  • Regional semifinals: def. Corsicana Mildred 2-1 in series (W 1-0, L 2-1, W 3-1)

 

Crawford

  • Bi-District: def. Lexington 2-0 in series (W 11-1, W 16-5)
  • Area: def. Franklin 2-0 in series (W 13-3, W 13-4)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Rogers 2-1 in series (W 9-4, L 4-0, W 5-1)
  • Regional semifinals: def. Harmony 2-0 in series (W 13-0, W 4-0)

 

Did you know?
  • Both Garrison and Crawford reached the state tournament a year ago. Garrison was a 1A semifinalist, while Crawford is the defending 2A state champion.
  • Garrison has played four one-run games in the playoffs thus far. The Lady Bulldogs played in just one in last season's playoffs.

 

Up next
  • Winner advances to UIL State Softball Tournament, May 29-June 1, Austin.

 

Class A

Region III Final

Beckville Ladycats

vs.

Grapeland Lady Sandies

Series -- Nacogdoches High School
  • Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Thursday (May 23)
  • Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday (May 25)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

How they got here

Beckville

  • Bi-District: bye (22-A champion)
  • Area: def. Zavalla 2-0 in series (W 6-4, W 16-0)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Evadale 2-0 in series (W 13-0, W 12-2)
  • Regional semifinals: def. Harleton 2-1 in series (W 4-3, L 8-7, W 7-4)

 

Grapeland

  • Bi-District: def. Cross Roads 14-1 in one-game playoff
  • Area: def. Avery 2-1 in series (L, forfeit, W 3-0, W 8-2)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Cayuga 2-0 in series (W 6-0, W 12-1)
  • Regional semifinals: def. Joaquin 2-1 in series (W 12-10, L 4-2, W 12-2)

 

Did you know?
  • Beckville was eliminated with a 4-2 loss to Garrison (now in 2A) in last year's 1A Region III final.
  • Grapeland was ousted by Beckville in the regional semifinals a season ago, dropping the series 2-1 (3-4, 9-2, 7-3).

 

Up next
  • Winner advances to UIL State Softball Tournament, May 29-June 1, Austin.