As the second-ranked team in Kentucky and the only one in the 11th Region worthy of a top-25 rating in the most recent high school softball poll, Scott County heads into post-season play this week as a prohibitive favorite among teams competing for local district tournament titles.
The Cardinals (29-4) are 7-0 against 11th Region teams this season and 4-0 in the 42nd District. They are already assured a spot in the region tournament, having earned a bye to the finals of district play. Bryan Station (3-11) and Henry Clay (13-9) will vie for the other spot.
In the 43rd District at Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lafayette and the host Bulldogs both boast 19-12 records and could be headed for a third matchup this season in the title game.
Lafayette won at Dunbar 7-1 on April 25, but the Bulldogs won at Lafayette 6-0 on May 2.
Standing in Lafayette's path is Lexington Catholic (16-9), which split with both teams in the regular season.
42nd at Bryan Station
Monday: Bryan Station vs. Henry Clay, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Finals, Scott Co. vs. Bryan Station-Henry Clay winner, time TBA
43rd at Paul Dunbar
Monday: Tates Creek vs. Lexington Christian, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Lafayette vs. Lexington Catholic, 6 p.m.; Paul Dunbar vs. Tates Creek-LCA winner, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Finals, 6 p.m.