Softball teams have playoff routes revealed

All softball teams learned their playoff routes today when brackets were released by the IGHSAU.

The IGHSAU has released the postseason brackets for all five classes in prep softball.

In Class 4A Region 2 Perry (1-10) will face host Gilbert (8-3) July 16. The winner travels to fifth-ranked DC-G (12-5) for a July 18 contest. Boone (8-7) hosts Ballard (4-6) in the bottom of the bracket July 16, with Webster City (5-3) awaiting the winner July 18.

The Regional Final will be played July 21 at a site yet to be determined.

Class 2A Region 2 includes both Woodward-Granger and Panorama.

Earlham (13-3), ranked 10th, will host the July 13 winner of WCV (1-8) and host Madrid (1-10) July 15. That victor will play the winner of the July 15 battle between Panorama (4-6) and host Van Meter (8-7). The second round advancers will meet July 17 in Earlham.

July 15 games in the top half of the bracket include W-G (5-7) hosting AC/GC (3-8), with No. 6 Mt. Ayr (7-2) facing Nodaway Valley (7-10). The winners will meet, July 17, in Mt. Ayr.

The Regional Final is set for July 20 at an as yet unnamed location.

All records are as of July 1. All games will begin at 7 p.m.


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