Archive for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bulldogs earn regional bye

May 13, 2009

The McLouth High softball team’s Class 3A regional tournament begins on Monday but the Bulldogs won’t take the field until Tuesday.

MHS (15-3) received the No. 1 seed in the Silver Lake bracket and a first-round bye.

McLouth will begin its postseason in a regional semifinal at SLHS on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The Bulldogs will play the winner of a Monday first-round game between No. 4 Oskaloosa (7-9) and No. 5 Rossville (7-13).

Host Silver Lake (14-4) is the region’s No. 2 seed and plays host to No. 7 Troy-Wathena on Monday. The winner of that game faces the winner of No. 3 Pleasant Ridge and No. 6 Atchison County (4-17).

The other semifinal will be played on Tuesday after the McLouth game. The finals are slated for approximately 5:30 p.m.

McLouth is 7-1 this year against the teams in its region. The Bulldogs split a doubleheader with the Eagles at Silver Lake on May 4, losing the first game, 11-4, before winning the second, 10-4. They swept Oskaloosa, 6-0 and 15-0, on April 6. MHS also swept Pleasant Ridge and Atchison County. The team was scheduled to play Troy-Wathena but that date was rained out and never made up.

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