Softball: Teams learn postseason fates


Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano pitcher Gracyn Habeck delivers a pitch during a Bay Conference game against Green Bay East on April 10. Habeck and the Hawks were given a No. 7 seed in Division 2 and will host 10th-seeded Clintonville on Thursday.

Local softball teams recently learned what seeds and opponents they drew for the postseason when the WIAA announced the brackets.

Shawano earned a No. 7 seed in Division 2 and will host 10th-seeded Clintonville on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The winner of the regional quarterfinal will advance to take on second-seeded Denmark on May 21.

In Division 3, Bonduel was handed a No. 7 seed and will host 10th-seeded Menominee Indian at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The winner that emerges from the Central Wisconsin Conference-East Division rematch will earn the right to face second-seeded Oconto on May 21.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood earned a No. 6 seed and a bye into the regional semifinal, but will have to travel to take on third-seeded Amherst on May 21.

The winner of that game will either travel to take on Oconto or host Bonduel or Menominee Indian in the regional final.

The rest of the local teams reside in the Division 5 bracket.

Fourth-seeded Bowler earned a bye and will host fifth-seeded Goodman/Pembine in a regional semifinal May 21.

Gresham earned a No. 7 seed and will get to host 10th-seeded Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran on Thursday.

Tigerton also earned a No. 7 seed, and will host 10th-seeded Port Edwards on Thursday.

Marion, a No. 9 seed, will have to pull off a road win over eighth-seeded Newman Catholic on Thursday to advance.

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Full WIAA softball brackets can be found at www.wiaawi.org/Sports/Spring/Softball.