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Softball Playoffs: Regional Semifinal Preview Capsules

Mineola players gather at home plate to congratulate Morgan Catron on her home run during Mineola’s 8-1 win over Spring Hill in Game 1 of their Class 3A Region II bi-district playoff series April 26 in Longview. (© Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Class 3A

Region II Semifinal

Mineola Lady Jackets

vs.

Frisco Lone Star Lady Rangers

Series — Rockwall High School
  • Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday (May 18)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

How they got here

Mineola

  • Bi-District: def. Spring Hill 2-0 in series (W 8-1, W 19-2)
  • Area: def. Crandall 2-0 in series (W 18-1, W 10-3)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Henderson 2-1 in series (L 5-3, W 7-4, W 3-2)

 

Frisco Lone Star

  • Bi-District: def. Gainesville 2-0 in series (W 7-2, W 10-0)
  • Area: def. Princeton 2-1 in series (L 9-1, W 2-1, W 7-2)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Celina 2-0 in series (W 12-10, W 9-5)

 

Did you know?
  • Mineola, which reached the 2A state semifinals a season ago, did not play a best-of-three series in last year’s playoffs until the regional semifinals.
Up next
  • Winner faces Van or Sanger in a 3A Region II final.

 

Region II Semifinal

Van Lady Vandals

vs.

Sanger Lady Indians

Series — Sunnyvale High School
  • Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: 3 p.m. Saturday (May 18)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

How they got here

Van

  • Bi-District: bye (15-3A champion)
  • Area: def. Pleasant Grove 2-0 in series (W 10-6, W 4-0)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Gladewater 2-0 in series (W 4-3, W 1-0)

 

Sanger

  • Bi-District: bye (9-3A champion)
  • Area: def. Nevada Community 2-0 in series (W 12-3, W 6-3)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Sanger 4-2 in one-game playoff

 

Did you know?
  • Van was a state finalist in 2006, falling to West Columbia 5-2 in the championship game.
Up next
  • Winner faces Mineola or Frisco Lone Star in 3A Region II final.

 

Region III Semifinal

Pollok Central Lady Bulldogs

vs.

West Columbia Lady Roughnecks

Series — New Caney Porter High School
  • Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: follows Game 1
  • Game 3: 6 p.m. Saturday (May 18) if necessary

 

How they got here

Pollok Central

  • Bi-District: bye (20-3A champion)
  • Area: def. West 2-1 in series (W 5-2, L 8-3, W 7-4)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Rockdale 2-0 in series (W 2-0, W 6-0)

 

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)

 

Did you know?
  • Pollock Central was eliminated in the regional quarterfinals last year by district rival and eventual state champion Lufkin Hudson.

 

Up next
  • Winner faces Lufkin Hudson or Sweeny in a 3A Region III final.

 

Region III Semifinal

Lufkin Hudson Lady Hornets

vs.

Sweeny Lady Bulldogs

Series — Tomball Memorial High School
  • Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: follows Game 1
  • Game 3: 2 p.m. Saturday (May 18) 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)

 

Sweeny

  • Bi-District: def. Houston Kashmere 21-0 in one-game playoff
  • Area: def. Bridge City 2-1 in series (L 6-3, W 6-3, W 11-6)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Orangefield 6-2 in one-game playoff

 

Did you know?
  • Lufkin Hudson senior pitcher Kelsee Selman has signed with LSU.

 

Up next
  • Winner faces Pollok Central or West Columbia in 3A Region III final.

 

Class 2A

Region II Semifinal

Mount Vernon Lady Tigers

vs.

Brock Lady Eagles

Series — Prosper High School
  • Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Thursday (May 16)
  • Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday (May 18)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

How they got here

Mount Vernon

  • Bi-District: bye (15-2A champion)
  • Area: def. Edgewood 2-1 in series (W 12-4, L 6-5, W 4-0)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Bogata Rivercrest 8-7 in one-game playoff

 

Brock

  • Bi-District: bye (9-2A champion)
  • Area: def. Gunter 2-1 in series (W 3-2, L 9-2, W 3-1)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Whitesboro 2-0 in series (W 4-1, W 6-3)

 

Did you know?
  • Mount Vernon did not reach the playoffs last year.

 

Up next
  • Winner faces Pilot Point or Commerce in a 2A Region II final.

 

Region III Semifinal

Harmony Lady Eagles

vs.

Crawford Lady Pirates

Series — Malakoff High School
  • Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday (May 18)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

How they got here

Harmony

  • Bi-District: def. Elysian Fields 7-4 in one-game playoff
  • Area: def. Woodville 2-0 in series (W 3-0, W 7-0)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Troup 2-0 in series (W 2-0, W 1-0)

 

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)

 

Did you know?
  • Harmony was eliminated in the regional-quarterfinal round of the playoffs last year.

 

Up next
  • Winner faces Garrison or Corsicana Mildred in a 2A Region III final.

 

Region III Semifinal

Garrison Lady Bulldogs

vs.

Corsicana Mildred Lady Eagles

Series — Lindale ISD Softball Complex
  • Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: 2 p.m. Saturday (May 18)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

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)

 

Corsicana Mildred

  • Bi-District: bye (23-2A champion)
  • Area: def. Salado 2-1 in series (L 8-3, W 5-4, W 7-6)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Bruceville-Eddy 8-4 in one-game playoff

 

Did you know?
  • Garrison reached the 1A state semifinals last year, losing to eventul state champion Flatonia.

 

Up next
  • Winner faces Harmony or Crawford in a 2A Region III final.

 

Class A

Region III Semifinal

Harleton Lady Wildcats

vs.

Beckville Ladycats

Series — Hallsville High School
  • Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Thursday (May 16)
  • Game 2: Noon Saturday (May 18)
  • Game 3: follows Game 2 if necessary

 

How they got here

Harleton

  • Bi-District: bye (18-A champion)
  • Area: def. Lovelady 2-0 in series (W 19-3, W 19-3)
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Slocum 2-0 in series (W 3-2, W 5-0)

 

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)

 

Did you know?
  • Beckville was eliminated by Garrison in the regional finals last season.

 

Up next
  • Winners faces Joaquin or Grapeland in a 1A Region III final.

 

Region III Semifinal

Grapeland Lady Sandies

vs.

Joaquin Lady Rams

Series — Cushing High School
  • Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday (May 17)
  • Game 2: follows Game 1
  • Game 3: Noon Saturday (May 18) if necessary

 

How they got here

Grapeland

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

 

Joaquin

  • Bi-District: def. Mount Enterprise
  • Area: def. Colmesneil
  • Regional quarterfinals: def. Alto 2-1 in series (W 2-1, L 2-1, W 12-11)

 

Did you know?
  • Grapeland forfeited Game 1 of its area-round series with Avery because several players were in Austin competing at the state golf tournament.

 

Up next
  • Winner faces Harleton or Beckville in a 1A Region III final.

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