TRM softball to host area tournament Tuesday; games to start at 1 p.m.
UPDATED: EXPECTED RAIN IN THE AREA TUESDAY HAS PUSHED THE TOURNEY BACK TO THURSDAY. GAMES WILL BEGIN AT 10 a.m. AND ARE SCHEDULED TO BE PLAYED AT NOON, 2, and 4 p.m. IF NEEDED, THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WILL BE PLAYED AT 6 p.m.
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers softball team will host the 2014 class 3A area 1 softball tournament Tuesday, April 29. The games will be played at the Brewton YMCA Sports Park.
No. 1 seed T.R. Miller will play No. 4 seed Bayside Academy at 1 p.m. on Field D. Also at 1 p.m., No. 2 seed W.S. Neal will meet No. 3 seed Cottage Hill on Field A.
The losers of the 1 p.m. game will meet at 3 p.m. on Field A while the winners of the 1 p.m. games will play on Field D, also at 3 p.m.
The winner of the loser’s bracket game at 3 p.m. will play the loser of the winner’s bracket game at 5 p.m. on Field D.
From there, the winner of the 5 p.m. game will play the winner of the noon winner’s bracket game at 7 p.m. on Field D.
If needed, a final game of the tournament will be played at 9 p.m. on Field D (if loser of 7 p.m. game has had only one loss). The winner of that game will be the area champion. The higher seeded team in each game will be the home team.
The tournament is double elimination. The area champion and runner-up will advance to regionals in Gulf Shores.
W.S. Neal, as of press time, had a record of 15-11 while T.R. Miller was 16-7.
Against area opponents this season, T.R. Miller went 5-1 to clinch the regular season area championship and the right to host the area tournament. The lone loss came at W.S. Neal. The Lady Tigers went 2-0 against Cottage Hill and Bayside Academy.
W.S. Neal went 4-2 in area play. The Lady Eagles went 2-0 against Bayside Academy and 1-1 against Cottage Hill and T.R. Miller. Cottage Hill finished 3-3 with two losses to T.R. Miller and one to W.S. Neal while sweeping Bayside Academy.
Bayside went 0-6 to finish fourth.
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