John Curtis, Archbishop Hannan net top seeds in state softball playoffs
A pair of local teams are among the 12 top seeds in the LHSAA Prep Softball Playoffs in the brackets released Friday.
John Curtis Christian earned the top seed in Division I while Archbishop Hannan claimed the No. 1 seed in Division II.
In Class 5A, West Monroe (27-2) earned the top seed and the Rebels will host No. 32 Slidell (10-14-1) in the opening round.
St. Amant (23-2) is seeded second. The Gators, who won it all in 2019, will play host to No. 31 Captain Shreve (12-20) Monday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 Hahnville (20-11) plays host to No. 23 Chalmette (14-6) Monday at 4 p.m. in a battle of local teams. The Lady Tigers won 18 of their last 22 games while the Owls have won four straight.
In another matchup of local teams, No. 12 Northshore (20-4) will entertain No. 21 Destrehan (19-11) Monday at 4 p.m. The Lady Panthers have won seven straight games while the Lady Wildcats have lost five of their last six games.
No. 18 Ponchatoula (19-10) hits the road to No. 15 Alexandria (15-14).
Fontainebleau (17-8) is seeded 25th and will travel to No. 8 Central (20-5).
No. 26 Mandeville (13-11) heads to No. 7 Pineville (21-9) .
In Class 4A, North DeSoto (28-5) is the top seed and will host No. 32 Warren Easton (5-4).
No. 6 Franklinton (20-8) entertains No. 27 Westgate Monday at 5 p.m.
Lakeshore (8-10) gets the 11th seed and the Titans will entertain No. 22 Livonia Monday at 4 p.m.
Franklinton and Lakeshore are seeded to meet in the second round. The District 9-4A rivals met twice in the regular season with the Demons winning 5-4 and 9-2.
No. 10 Belle Chasse (10-12) hosts No. 23 Morgan City (5-16) Monday at 4 p.m.
No. 15 Pearl River (12-10) gets a home game against No. 18 Huntington (12-4) Monday at 4 p.m.
No. 26 McMain (9-7) plays at No. 7 Eunice (21-5).
No. 30 Karr (5-3) makes a trip to No. 3 Tioga (23-5).
No. 31 Landry (5-4-1) is first up, playing No. 2 Beau Chene (19-2) Saturday at 6 p.m. at Julien Park Field.
In 3A, Grant (19-6) is the top seed and will await No. 32 Booker T. Washington of New Orleans (8-7-1) in the opening round.
No. 2 Kaplan (24-5) entertains No. 31 Lake Charles College Prep (9-13) Monday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 6 Lutcher (21-8) welcomes No. 27 Mansfield (7-9) .
No. 19 Kenner Discovery (15-9) will play at No. 14 Berwick (15-10) Monday at 4 p.m.
No. 20 Albany (6-0) heads to No. 13 Union Parish (12-8).
No. 23 Jewel Sumner (14-10) plays at No. 10 North Webster (16-6).
No. 24 St. James (8-16) plays at 2019 state champion and No. 9 seed Brusly (17-13) Monday at 5 p.m.
No. 28 Loranger (8-19) travels to No. 5 Buckeye (22-9) Monday at 5 p.m.
In Class 2A, Many (28-5) is the top seed and the Tigers host No. 32 Lakeview (0-14) in the opening round.
Doyle (25-5) is the second seed and the Tigers entertain No. 31 Oakdale (1-17) Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Sports Plex in Hammond.
No. 12 French Settlement (18-9) plays host to No. 21 Delcambre (10-16) Monday at 6 p.m.
No. 17 Springfield (11-12) just missed a home game and must travel to face No. 16 Avoyelles Public Charter (11-12) Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Savior Menard.
No. 18 South Plaquemines (10-6) makes a long ride to No. 15 Red River (21-6) Monday at 4:30 p.m.
No. 19 Fisher (11-6) goes to No. 14 Pine (12-8) Monday at 5:30 p.m.
In Class 1A, Oak Grove (15-6) won the 2019 state title and is the No. 1 seed with a bye.
No. 2 LaSalle (22-7) has a bye as well.
In Class B, Forest (18-8) is No. 1 and has a bye.
Holden (23-8) is the second seed and most recent state champion in 2019 and gets a bye.
No. 23 Mount Hermon (9-17) will play at No. 10 Choudrant (18-10) Monday at 4 p.m.
In Class C, No. 1 Calvin (16-10) gets a bye, as does No. 2 Planview (12-12), the 2019 state titlist.
In Division I, John Curtis Christian (22-4) gets the top seed and gets a double bye.
The Lady Patriots could face a rematch with Catholic League rival and No. 4 Archbishop Chapelle in the semifinals. The Chipmunks (16-14) play host to No. 5 St. Joseph’s Academy (11-9) next Thursday at 5 p.m. at the JPRD Complex in Metairie.
The Lady Patriots swept the season series with Chapelle by scores of 12-4 and 12-1.
Dominican (18-7) is the second seed with a double bye. Dominican won the Division I title in 2019.
Mount Carmel Academy (12-14) is the third seed and hosts No. 6 Byrd (5-22) Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals at Muss Bertolino Playground in Kenner.
Should the Cubs win, they would face a rematch with 9-5A rival Dominican in the semifinals. The two teams split a pair of district matchups in the regular season.
In Division II, Archbishop Hannan (18-8) awaits No. 16 St. Michael (5-17) next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Coquille Park. The Hawks won the 2019 Division II state title.
No. 3 Haynes Academy (19-6) entertains No. 14 Cabrini (10-8). The Yellow Jackets and Crescents were scheduled to meet on the final day of the regular season but were canceled due to weather issues.
Fourth-seeded Thomas Jefferson (16-5) hosts No. 13 University High (9-10) at Terrytown Playground Tuesday at 4 p.m.
No. 7 Academy of Our Lady (17-7-1) hosts Patrick Taylor (13-5) Monday at 4:30 p.m.
No. 11 De La Salle (6-15) faces No. 6 Vandebilt Catholic (15-10) at Houma.
No. 12 Lusher Charter (14-1) travels to Baton Rouge to face No. 5 Parkview Baptist (12-12) .
In Division III, Notre Dame (26-5) is the top seed and has a bye. The Pioneers are the most recent Division III state champion, winning in 2019.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-6) is No. 2 and has a bye.
St. Charles Catholic (14-12) has the fifth seed and will host No. 12 Pope John Paul II (3-16).
No. 14 St. Mary’s Academy (1-7) heads to No. 3 Holy Savior Menard (18-14) Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Northlake Christian (13-9) hosts #11 McGehee (10-5).
Calvary Baptist (22-6-1) gets the top seed in Division IV and will host No. 16 False River (8-15) Monday at 5 p.m.
No. 2 Catholic of Pointe Coupee (21-7) plays No. 15 Highland Baptist (10-5) Monday at 5 p.m. Catholic won the state title in 2019.
No. 12 Riverside Academy (17-7) travels to No. 5 St. Frederick (19-8).
In Division V, Northside Christian (22-3) is seeded first and has a bye while Claiborne Christian (16-7) is No. 2 and will host No. 7 Family Christian (5-3) in the quarterfinals. Claiborne Christian won the state championship in Division V in 2019.
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