All eight teams will be in action Thursday as the District 9-AAA softball tournament opens play. First round games were to have been played Wednesday, but rains forced action to me moved back 24 hours.
First round games will be contested at the four higher seeds with loser-out games on tap for Thursday, May 1 at Station Camp.
Here’s a look at Thursday’s action.
South Division 1 Wilson Central hosts North Division 4 Portland at 6 pm.
North Division 2 Station Camp hosts South Division 3 Lebanon at 6 pm.
North Division 1 Beech hosts South Division 4 Gallatin at 5 pm.
South Division 2 Mt. Juliet hosts North Division 3 Hendersonville at 5 pm.
Following Thursday’s opening round games at satellite sites, all other tournament games will be played at Station Camp.
The winner of the Wilson Central vs. Portland game will play the winner of the Station Camp vs. Lebanon game Saturday at 5 pm.
Thursday’s losers will play in an elimination game Friday at 5 pm.
The winner of Beech - Gallatin advances to play the Mt. Juliet - Hendersonville winner Saturday at 7 pm.
Losers will meet Friday at 7 pm.
No games are currently scheduled for Sunday, with the losers’ bracket cranking back up on Monday, May 5.
Losers’ bracket finals will be played Wednesday, May 7 at 6 pm followed by the first game of the finals.
The “if necessary game” will be played 6 pm Thursday, May 8.
The two tournament finalists will advance to the Region 5AAA tournament.