Squaws, Jets draw semi-final berths in area sectionals
SCHEVENIUS HURLS â€” Bellmont pitcher Nichole Schevenius pitches in a recent game. The BHS girls softball team, defending sectional champs, will face Maconaquah in the Norwell Sectional semi-finals. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
Bellmont softball fans should get their hiking boots out, Norwell has once again been awarded the area girls softball sectional.
Bellmont will take on Maconaquah in the semi-final round of the Norwell 3A Softball Tournament on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:15 p.m.
Norwell (6-12) will meet Peru in the only quarter-final contest on Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m. and that winner will meet Fort Wayne Wayne in a semi-final contest on Wednesday, May 25, also at 5:15.
Adams Central (11-4) will also get an early bye in the 2A Tourney, and will meet host Bluffton in the semi-finals on Wednesday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m. Bishop Luers will take on South Adams in the only quarter-fina, and that will be Monday, May 23, 5 p.m. That winner will meet Woodlan in the second semi-final contest on May 25.
Both title games are slated for Thursday, May 25.
Three hundred seventy-six (376) teams were placed into brackets Wednesday morning, 11 days from the start of the 27th Annual IHSAA Softball State Tournament Series.
Sectional action runs May 23-28 with the 64 survivors moving into a one-game regional round on Tuesday, May 31. From there, 32 teams will square off in a four-team semistate on Saturday, June 4 with the four state championship games scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
3A Girls Softball Tournament
Game 1: Monday, May 23, 5:15 p.m.
Peru vs. Norwell
Game 2: Tuesday, May 24, 5:15 p.m.
Maconaquah vs. Bellmont
Game 3: Wednesday, May 25, 5:15 p.m.
FW Wayne vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 4: Thursday, May 26, 5:15 p.m.
2A Girls Softball Tournament
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Game 1: Monday, May 23, 5:00 p.m.
South Adams vs Bishop Luers
Game 2: Wednesday, May 25, 4:30 pm
Bluffton vs Adams Central
Game 3: Wednesday, May 25, 30 minutes after Game 2
Woodlan vs Winner of Game 1
Game 4: Thursday, May 26, 5:00