The road to Goodman Diamond on the UW-Madison campus begins Tuesday for six of the county’s eight softball teams.
In Division-1, third-seeded Tremper (14-7) will host 14th-seeded Milwaukee Bay View (record unavailable), while fifth-seeded Indian Trail (15-7) hosts 12th-seeded Racine Horlick (2-14). Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.
The winner of Tremper-Bay View advances to a regional final Thursday against either sixth-seeded Muskego (12-12) or 11th-seeded Milwaukee Ronald Reagan (14-1).
Top-seeded Oak Creek (19-7) and second-seeded Bradford (20-6) each received a first-round bye. Bradford hosts the winner of seventh-seeded Union Grove (11-14) and 10th-seeded Racine Case (6-10) on Thursday.
Also in Division-1, Central (16-10) received the third seed in its sectional bracket and hosts 14th-seeded Madison La Follette (2-17) on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Wilmot (14-9) is seeded sixth and hosts 11th-seeded Fort Atkinson (7-14).
The winners face each other in the regional final Thursday.
Elkhorn (17-4) and Milton (19-6) are the top two seeds in that sectional. Elkhorn was ranked sixth in last week’s WisSports.net poll.
Shoreland Lutheran drew the top seed, while St. Joseph drew the third seed.
The Pacers (15-6) open regional play Tuesday against eighth-seeded Living Word Lutheran (8-4) at 4:30 p.m. The winner faces either fourth-seeded Racine St. Catherine’s (11-9) or fifth-seeded Lake Country Lutheran (8-9) on Thursday.
St. Joseph (8-7) hosts sixth-seeded Whitefish Bay Dominican (6-13) in a game set for Tuesday at UW-Parkside.
The winner faces second-seeded Random Lake (12-5) or seventh-seeded Oostburg (5-14) on Thursday.
In Division-4, 10th-seeded Christian Life fell in a first-round matchup last Thursday to seventh-seeded Waterloo.
The State Tournament will be held June 6-9 in Madison.