By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
The KHSAA State Softball Tournament and State Baseball Tournament draws were held Tuesday and 13th Region coaches on the girls’ side probably didn’t like what they saw.
The 13th Region champion will face-off against the 4th Region champion on June 5 at Owensboro’s Jack C. Fisher Park at 5 p.m. Top-ranked and unbeaten Greenwood (19-0) is the team to beat in the 4th Region while North Laurel, South Laurel and Corbin are considered the teams to beat in the 13th Region.
The winner of that game will face-off against the 9th and 10th Region champions winner while the 1st Region and 5th Region will square-off against each other and play the winner of the 11th and 7th Region champions.
The 14th Region and 12th Region champions will square-off in the lower bracket’s first round games along with the 8th and 6th Region champions. The winners of those two games will play each other while the 2nd and 3rd Regions will go against each other and play the winner of the 15th and 16th Region champions game.
Things were a bit better for the 13th Region on the boys’ side of things.
The 13th Region will play the 15th Region champion Monday, June 5 at Lexington’s Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Prestonsburg (17-6), Paintsville (14-4) and Lawrence County (14-4) are considered the top teams in the 15th Region while South Laurel (14-3), Clay County (13-7), North Laurel (11-8), Corbin (11-9) and Harlan County (17-7) are teams to keep an eye out in the 13th Region.
The winner of that game will play the winner of the 3rd and 12th Region champions game while the 2nd Region and 14th Region champions will square-off. The winner of that will play the champions of the 8th Region and 11th Region.
The 16th Region and 6th Region champions will face-off in the lower bracket and face the winner of the 7th Region and 4th Region champions. The 10th Region and 9th Region champions will play each other with the winner going against the winner of the 1st Region and 5th Region champions game.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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