SOFTBALL: Claremore, Verdigris learn regional assignments

Oct. 5—The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association recently released the brackets for the Class 5A and Class 4A softball regional tournaments.

Claremore (14-18) finished third in District 5A-3 and will travel to Durant for a second-consecutive year to battle for a chance at its second state tournament appearance in three seasons. The Lady Lions finished second in 5A-4 and sport an 18-17 record.

The Lady Zebras' will begin play Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the championship game scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday. The "if" game would be played at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, Verdigris (29-5) was edged out by Hilldale for the District 4A-6 title by only three district points and will have to travel to Bristow for its regional tournament. The Lady Purple Pirates swept 4A-5 and finished the regular season with a 23-9 record.

The Lady Cardinals' quest for a second-consecutive state tournament berth begins at 2 p.m. Thursday against Grove.

Here is a look at both brackets:

CLASS 5A REGIONAL 8

at Durant

Wednesday's games

Game 1: Durant vs. Edison, Noon

Game 2: Claremore vs. Will Rogers, 2 p.m.

Game 3: G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 4: G1 winner vs. G2 winner, 6 p.m.

Thursday's games

Game 5: G4 loser vs. G3 winner, Noon

Game 6: G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 2 p.m.

Game 7: If necessary, 4 p.m.

CLASS 4A REGIONAL 5

at Bristow

Thursday's games

Game 1: Bristow vs. Sallisaw, Noon

Game 2: Grove vs. Verdigris, 2 p.m.

Game 3: G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 4: G1 winner vs. G2 loser, 6 p.m.

Friday's games

Game 5: G4 loser vs. G3 winner, Noon

Game 6: G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 2 p.m.

Game 7: If necessary, 4 p.m.