Area softball teams find out state tournament opponents as brackets are released

Published on Friday, 25 May 2018 21:01
Written by DAN ORENCOLE

@OrencoleDan

BRISTOL - The local area softball teams put together some impressive regular seasons and now it’s time for the postseason, as the brackets have been released for all four class tournaments.

Southington, St. Paul and Bristol Eastern headline the teams to watch.

The Blue Knights earned the No. 1 seed in the Class LL tournament with a record of 19-1. Rounding out the top four seeds in the Class LL tournament are No. 2 Trumbull (19-1), No. 3 Cheshire (19-1) and No. 4 E.O. Smith (17-2).

Southington earned a first-round bye and will host the winner of No. 16 New Britain (13-7) and No. 17 New Milford (12-8) on May 30 at 4 p.m.

The Hurricanes will host their first-round matchup against New Milford May 29 at 4 p.m.

The Lancers earned the No. 8 seed in the tournament with a 14-4 record in the regular season. Bristol Eastern will host Manchester (8-12) May 29 at 4 p.m. If the Lancers advance, they will host the winner of No. 9 South Windsor (15-5) and No. 24 Newington (9-11) May 30 at 4 p.m.

St. Paul (17-3) earned the No. 2 seed in the Class S tournament. The other top four seeds are No. 1 Stafford (19-1), No. 3 Coventry (17-3) and No. 4 Wamogo (16-4).

The Falcons will host No. 31 Windsor Locks (8-12) May 29 at 4 p.m. If St. Paul wins, it will take on the winner of No. 15 Windham (13-7) and No. 18 Somers (12-8).

The Indians will be travelling to take on the Bobcats May 29 at 4 p.m.

Bristol Central (9-11) earned the No. 21 seed in the Class L tournament. The Rams will travel to take on No. 12 Naugatuck (13-7) in the first round May 29 at 4 p.m.

Berlin (14-6) earned the No. 14 seed in the Class M tournament and will host No. 19 East Haven (12-8) May 29 at 4 p.m.

Goodwin Tech (11-9) earned the No. 21 seed in the Class S tournament and will travel to take on Abbott Tech (13-7) May 29 at 4 p.m. If the Gladiators win they will take on the winner of No. 5 Hale Ray (16-4) and No. 28 Bolton (9-11).

Terryville (8-12) will look to pull off an upset in the Class S tournament. The Kangaroos first round opponent is No. 3 Coventry (17-3). If Terryville wins it will take on the winner of No. 14 Lyman Memorial (13-7) and No. 19 Ellis Tech (12-8).



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Goodwin Tech, New Britain, Newington, Southington on Friday, 25 May 2018 21:01. Updated: Friday, 25 May 2018 21:03.