Regional tournament round this week



The Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs will play Saks in the South-Central Regional Tournament at Troy this Friday.

The Susan Moore Lady Bulldogs will play Saks in the South-Central Regional Tournament at Troy this Friday.

Five Blount County softball teams made it out of area tournaments last week to advance to the region tournaments this week.

Four of the five – Appalachian, Hayden, Locust Fork, and Southeastern – will play in the North-Central Regional at Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa while Susan Moore will travel to Troy for the South-Central Regional.

The regional tournaments, which are double-elimintation, will get started Friday and continue through Saturday afternoon. 1A

Appalachian is the Area 12 champion and will face Area 11 runner-up Tharptown (16-10) Friday at 8 a.m. Southeastern, the Area 12 runner-up, will meet Area 11 champion Tharptown (34-12) Friday at 8 a.m.

Appalachian would face either South Lamar (21-17) or Sumiton Christian (27-25) at 11 a.m.

Teams that survive on Friday would come back Saturday morning at 8 o’clock. 3A

Susan Moore (22-5-1) is the Area 7 champion and will meet Area 8 runner-up Saks (28-13-1) Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Troy Sportsplex.

Susan Moore would face either Montevallo (22-16-1) or Central-Coosa in the second round at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday games would begin at 9:30 a.m. 4A

Locust Fork (16-12) is the Area 9 runner-up and the Lady Hornets will meet Area 10 champion Cleburne County (22-10) Friday afternoon at 3:30.

Locust Fork would face either Cherokee County (36- 7) or Crossville Friday evening at 6:30.

Saturday games would begin at 9:30 a.m. 5A

Hayden (36-5-1) is the champion of Area 12, one of the strongest areas of the state. The Lady Wildcats will meet Springville (30-21) Friday evening at 5 o’clock.

Next up is either McAdory (31-17) or Wenonah – in a loser’s game at 6:30 p.m. or a winner’s game at 8 p.m.

Saturday games would start at 11 a.m.