Playoff tie-breaking scenario set for SSHS

From Staff Reports

April 19, 2007 - With three softball teams battling for the final two playoff berths in District 11-4A heading into the regular season finale Friday night, a schedule of possible tie-breaking games has been set.

Scenarios include Sulphur Springs and Lindale ending in a tie for third, or SSHS, Lindale and North Lamar all tying for second.

Sulphur Springs hosts Paris at 6 p.m. Friday. If the Lady Cats (16-13) win and Lindale (24-5) beats Texas High, the two teams will be tied at 6-4 in district and will have to have a playoff for third place. Lindale and SSHS split the season series with the Lady Cats winning 3-2 last Friday night.

If both SSHS and Lindale win or if both teams lose on Friday, they will play a deciding game at 4 p.m. Saturday at New Diana, according to information that assistant coach Eric Buck posted on ladycatsoftball.com.

If North Lamar (22-5-2) loses to Mount Pleasant (19-9) Friday, while SSHS and Lindale both win, then there will be a three-way tie. SSHS and Lindale will still play on Saturday with the winner facing North Lamar on Monday at a site and time to be determined.

Directions to New Diana High School: The softball field is behind the baseball field at the intersection of State Highways 154 and 259. Turn right on 259 and the field is on the left.

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The Sulphur Springs Wildcats will attempt to remain tied for first place on Friday when they host Paris at 7 p.m.

The Wildcats (5-2, 14-9) are tied with Texas High and North Lamar atop the 11-4A standings. It's possible all three teams could remain deadlocked after Friday as North Lamar plays host to Mount Pleasant (2-5), and Texas High hosts Lindale (0-7).

After Friday, the district teams will have two more games remaining.

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