Four teams remain in the the KHSAA Softball State Tournament.
Owensboro Catholic and South Warren advanced to the penultimate loser’s bracket game, set for 9 a.m. CST Saturday. The winner of that game will play the loser of Saturday’s winner’s bracket final — Male vs. Madisonville — which is also scheduled for 9 a.m. CST Saturday.
The Male-Madisonville winner will await the winner of the loser’s bracket finals. The championship finals will get underway at 1 p.m. CST Saturday.
Owensboro Catholic defeated East Carter, 4-2, late Friday night. The four runs were the most given up in a single game in the tournament by the Raiders and star pitcher Montana Fouts, an Alabama commit who was named to the All-Tournament team after the game.
South Warren survived a 14-inning battle with Mercy, taking a 2-0 victory over the Jaguars. The Spartans, who lost both of their state-tournament games in their first appearance last season, got RBI singles from Shelby Nunn and Madilyn Daugherty in the final inning.
Of the four teams left, only Owensboro Catholic has won a state title. The Aces have won five times: 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2009.
The Male-Madisonville game is available for streaming via the NFHS Network, which requires a small subscription fee. The loser’s bracket finals and championship finals also will be streamed. Visit KHSAA.tv to access those games.