Five reach softball District Final, three more still alive
By Jed Blackwell/The Spartanburg Sports Report
Five Spartanburg County softball teams will host District Finals on Wednesday, while another has the opportunity to earn that chance on Monday night.
Boiling Springs, Byrnes, Broome, Landrum and Woodruff all went 2-0 in the first two rounds of District play and will now host teams to be determined by Monday’s elimination games. The homestanding teams will need just one win in two chances to advance to their respective Upper State brackets.
Boiling Springs defeated Rock Hill and Easley to advance to the 5A District III final and will need a win over the winner of a Hillcrest/Easley matchup. Byrnes has beaten both teams it could possibly face in the 5A District II final, downing Nation Ford in round one and Laurens in round two. Those teams square off Monday to earn a return trip to Duncan. Woodruff is in much the same situation in 3A District III, having already beaten Camden and Seneca. They are waiting to face the winner of that matchup on Wednesday.
Broome went on a tear on the road in the first two rounds, traveling to knock off Chester and Palmetto to earn back home field advantage. The Lady Centurions will take on the winner of West-Oak and Palmetton on Wednesday in the District II-3A final. In District II-2A, Landrum demolished Fox Creek and Central to earn a matchup with the winner of Monday’s Abbeville-Central game.
Chapman is 1-0, and will have the chance to earn a District Final on Monday. The Lady Panthers defeated Indian Land in the first round and were rained out in round two. Chapman will face Walhalla on Monday.
Chesnee and Dorman are also still alive in the playoffs, but face a tougher road. The Lady Eagles must beat the winner of Keenan and Liberty to earn the right to face Cheraw, needing two victories. Dorman held off elimination by beating Mauldin, but faces another elimination contest against Woodmont in order to reach a final against 2-0 Clover.