High School Baseball

Pairings set for KHSAA state baseball and softball tournaments

Scott County's Jessie Tucker (18) connects during a game against Woodford County at Scott County High School in Georgetown, Ky., Thursday, April 27, 2017. Scott County beat Woodford County 5-3.
Scott County's Jessie Tucker (18) connects during a game against Woodford County at Scott County High School in Georgetown, Ky., Thursday, April 27, 2017. Scott County beat Woodford County 5-3. aslitz@herald-leader.com

Brackets were drawn Monday for Kentucky’s high school baseball and softball state tournaments.

In baseball, the 11th Region — home to every Lexington high school as well as Scott County, Woodford County and all of the schools in Franklin County and Madison County — was paired with the 2nd Region in the first round. That game is to be played Friday, June 9, at a to-be-determined time. If the current rankings hold, Scott County — considered the No. 1 team in the state by MaxPreps’ latest computer metrics — would play Caldwell County — which reached the All “A” Classic finals on Sunday — in that contest.

Bracket: Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament

The baseball tournament begins Thursday, June 8 with four matchups. In bracket order they are: 8th Region vs. 10th Region; 3rd Region vs. 16th Region; 14th Region vs. 5th Region; 12th Region vs. 13th Region.

Friday’s games, in bracketed order, are: 1st Region vs. 7th Region; 11th Region vs. 2nd Region; 9th Region vs. 15th Region; 6th Region vs. 4th Region.

All four baseball quarterfinal games are scheduled for Saturday, June 10. Those times are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The semifinals will be played at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, with the championship set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Every contest will be held at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

Bracket: KHSAA State Softball Tournament

The state softball tournament is set for June 8-10 at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.

The 11th Region was matched up with the 6th Region in the first round of the double-elimination tournament. The 11th Region representative — if rankings hold, Scott County, the defending state champions — would probably be paired against Mercy, which has won three of the last four 6th Region titles, or Louisville Holy Cross, which won last season.

Winners’ bracket quarterfinals and semifinals are June 9. The winners’ bracket finals is set for 10 a.m. EDT on June 10 with the overall tournament championship game set for 2 p.m. (with the subsequent matchup, if needed, to go off at 5 p.m.).

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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