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April 22, 2014

Softball playoffs crank up Friday

ORANGE — Softball playoff teams will be busy at the end of the week including the Orangefield Lady Bobcats, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears.

Orangefield (20-3, 11-1), the District 21-3A champions, will take on the Coldspring Lady Trojans, the fourth-place squad out of 22-3A, Friday at 7 p.m. in a one-game series at Jasper.

Bridge City (22-8, 9-3), the second-place team out of 21-3A, will tangle with 22-3A third-place team Splendora Friday at 7 p.m. on a one-gamer at Goose Creek Memorial High School.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears will look to continue their momentum as they open the playoffs against the Crosby Lady Cougars in a best-of-three series at Port Arthur Memorial High School Friday, Saturday and possibly Monday.

LC-M (24-6) is the runnerup out of 20-4A and went a perfect 7-0 in the second half of district. The Lady Cougars (18-9) placed third in a rugged 19-4A.

All of the games in the LC-M-Crosby series will start at 7 p.m. at Port Arthur Memorial.

The Vidor Lady Pirates (25-5, 13-1), the District 20-4A champions, will face Kingwood Park, the fourth-place unit out of 19-4A, Friday at 6:30 p.m. p.m. in a one-game series at Barbers Hill High School.

Nederland, the third-place team out of 20-4A, will face Dayton, the 19-4A runnerups Friday and Saturday. Game One will be at 7 p.m. Friday in Dayton. Games Two will be in Nederland Saturday at 1 p.m. with Game Three to follow if necessary.

The Lumberton Lady Raiders, the fourth-place team out of 20-4A, will take on 19-4A champion and the No. 1 ranked team in the state in the form of the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles later this week.

Also, the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks (18-5, 8-4), the third-place team out of 21-3A< will face 22-3A runnerup Liberty while the Silsbee Lady Tigers (16-8, 7-5), the fourth-place team from 21-3A, will face 22-3A champion Huffman.

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