Softball brackets set in the 10th

JARED MACDONALD - [email protected]
Bracken County’s Olivia Bell swings at a pitch during the 39th District championship game against Mason County, Wednesday, in Maysville. - Jared MacDonald, The Ledger Independent
Mason County’s Emily Huber makes a throw to first base during the 39th District championship game against Bracken County, Wednesday, in Maysville. - Jared MacDonald, The Ledger Independent

Softball district semifinal winners in the 10th Region learned on Friday who they’ll play and when they’ll play in the first round of the regional tournament.

The tournament is scheduled to begin Sunday at Pendleton County, with Mason County taking on Bourbon County and Bracken County taking on Paris. The semifinals are scheduled to be played Monday, with the championship game set for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Here’s a look at each first round matchup in the 10th Region softball tournament:

PARIS VS. BRACKEN COUNTY (3:30 P.M.)

The Lady Bears will take the field for the second game of the 10th Region tournament, where they’ll take on the 40th District champion Lady Hounds.

After four straight losses to start the year, Bracken County managed to finish the regular season with a 13-8 record and earned a berth in the region tournament with an 18-1 victory over St. Patrick in four innings in the 39th District semifinals. They lost to Mason County in the championship game, 5-4.

Paris is coming off their first ever district title. The Lady Hounds beat Bourbon County in the 40th District final, 5-0, to move to 15-11 on the season.

The two met twice during the regular season. Paris got a 9-0 victory in six inning in the season openers for both teams. The two met up again on April 12, with Paris coming away with a 14-0 win in five innings.

Olivia Bell took the loss in the circle in the first meeting, in which the Lady Bears surrendered four runs in the third inning and three in the fourth. Amanda Morgan pitched a one-hitter for Paris, surrendering the only hit to Katelyn Bond. Kailee Finch led the Lady Hounds’ offense with a double and a triple, four RBIs and a run scored.

Morgan one-hit the Lady Bears again in the second game and also tripled and hit a home run, collecting four RBIs and scoring three times. Kaitlyn Wills had Bracken County’s lone hit.

The winner will face the winner of the first round game between Campbell County and Pendleton County on Monday at 5 p.m.

MASON COUNTY VS. BOURBON COUNTY (5:30 P.M.)

Entering the draw, the Lady Royals knew they would either get Scott, Pendleton County or Bourbon County.

They beat Scott, 7-6, earlier in the year and hung tough with Pendleton County, only losing 5-2. The Lady Colonels had the best record in the 10th Region entering the draw and beat Mason County in five innings during the regular season, 13-0.

On Friday, the Lady Royals learned they’d get Bourbon County first.

The Lady Colonels are 25-10 and finished runner-up in the 40th District, while Mason County is 6-26 and won the title in the 39th.

Kat Fisher picked up the win in the circle, shutting out the Lady Royals and recording five strikeouts, while Kaylyn Barnett, Micah Hays and Kyra Curtis each drove in two runs and Sam Rogers helped out with a solo shot to left field.

The winner will face the winner of the first round game between Harrison County and Scott in the semifinals on Monday at 7 p.m.

CAMPBELL COUNTY VS. PENDLETON COUNTY (1:30 P.M.)

The LadyCats won their first playoff game since 2002 to advance to the 10th Region tournament, where they’ll face Campbell County to kick off the opening round action.

Pendleton County beat Robertson County in four innings, 15-0, in the 38th District semifinals for their 17th win of the season, before falling to Harrison County in the final, 4-0, in only their third loss.

Campbell County enters with a 17-6 record after run-rule victories against Bishop Brossart in the 37th District semifinals, 10-0, and Scott in the final, 11-1.

The two teams did not meet during the regular season.

HARRISON COUNTY VS. SCOTT (7:30 P.M.)

The Fillies will look to defend their 10th Region title, starting with Scott in the opening round finale.

Harrison County moved to 12-15 with a 38th District championship game win over Pendleton County, while Scott is currently 6-13 after finishing runner-up in the 37th District.

The two teams did not meet during the regular season.

10TH REGION SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, MAY 27

QUARTERFINALS

Campbell County vs Pendleton County, 1:30 p.m.

Paris vs Bracken County, 3:30 p.m.

Mason County vs Bourbon County, 5:30 p.m.

Harrison County vs Scott, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 28

SEMIFINALS

Campbell County/Pendleton County winner vs Paris/Bracken County winner, 5 p.m.

Mason County/Bourbon County winner vs Harrison County/Scott winner, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

CHAMPIONSHIP

Semifinals winners, 6:30 p.m.

Bracken County’s Olivia Bell swings at a pitch during the 39th District championship game against Mason County, Wednesday, in Maysville.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Bracken-County-Softball_1-1.jpgBracken County’s Olivia Bell swings at a pitch during the 39th District championship game against Mason County, Wednesday, in Maysville. Jared MacDonald, The Ledger Independent

Mason County’s Emily Huber makes a throw to first base during the 39th District championship game against Bracken County, Wednesday, in Maysville.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Mason-County-Softball_2-3.jpgMason County’s Emily Huber makes a throw to first base during the 39th District championship game against Bracken County, Wednesday, in Maysville. Jared MacDonald, The Ledger Independent
Mason, Bracken learn first round opponents

JARED MACDONALD

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