As the UIL softball playoffs continue, the desire to succeed only grows stronger for Dallas-Fort Worth area teams. Last week, VYPE DFW covered the five teams to pay attention to in the regional quarterfinals. This week, we're looking towards the regional semi-finals and who you shouldn't take your eyes off for one second!
The Flower Mound Lady Jaguars have shown nothing but strength in all areas this season. Whether it has been at the plate, defensively, or just in their overall chemistry as a team, the Lady Jaguars have continually improved in every area.
Outscoring their opponents by 150 runs this season and posting a 33-3-1 overall record (14-0 in district), Flower Mound is more than ready to take on a strong Southlake Carroll team this week. Despite dropping the first game of the series to Allen, the Lady Jags regrouped without an issue and went on to shut out Allen 10-0 before winning the series (2-1) with a 3-1 score in Game 3.
Flower Mound and Southlake Carroll are set to face off in a one-game playoff at 7:30 Friday at Denton Guyer.
The Rockwall Lady Yellowjackets have shown nothing but their resiliency from the beginning of the season. After dropping a couple of early games, the Lady Yellowjackets learned and moved on paving their path to an 11-1 first-place finish in their district.
Outscoring their opponents by 236 runs this season and posting a 27-6 overall record, Rockwall has proven that their offense is ready to do whatever it takes to pull ahead towards the next round while their defense is ready to shut down anyone in their path. Last week, Rockwall went back and forth with Wylie before closing out the series with a 14-6 win in Game 3 to take the series 2-1.
Rockwall is set to face off against Bridgeland in a Regional Semi-Final series that begins at 7:00 Thursday at Liberty Hill.
Continuing on the theme of resiliency, the Justin Northwest Lady Texans have fought with everything they have all season. Their drive to fight and succeed has led them to an 83% win percentage against their opponents this season with a 29-5-2 overall record.
Outscoring their opponents by 182 runs so far this season. Their defense has continually stepped up when needed and fans shouldn't discredit the Lady Texans' ability to score.
Justin Northwest is set to face off against Lubbock Monterey in a regional semi-final series beginning at 7:30 Thursday at Abilene Christian University.
The Lovejoy Lady Leopards have seen adversity and faced it with nothing but grace as well as the willingness to continue to compete through thick and thin. Their team chemistry mixed with their ability to score often helped lead them to a 12-2 record in district play with a second place finish in their district.
Lovejoy has scored 298 runs against their opponents so far this season while posting a 29-9-3 overall record. After defeating strong opponents like Joshua, V.R. Eaton, The Colony, Sherman, and more, fans can expect Lovejoy to be prepared to put up a fight in order to get to where they want to be. Last week, Lovejoy took the series 2-0 over Frisco Heritage battling in an 11 inning Game 2 for their right to advance.
Lovejoy is set to face off against Sulphur Springs in a regional semi-final series that begins at 7:00 Wednesday at Rockwall.
In their debut season, the Prosper Rock Hill Lady Blue Hawks have not only proved that they belong, but that they are a dominating force. There should be absolutely no doubt in anyone's mind that Rock Hill is in it to win it and continue advancing. The team has shown its grit and ability to play against even the most seasoned teams.
Finishing first in their district and continuing to be unstoppable, the Lady Blue Hawks have scored 254 runs so far on the season while posting a 28-6 overall record. Last week, Rock Hill had no problem defeating Frisco Memorial in two games during their regional quarterfinals matchup.
Prosper Rock Hill is set to face off against Hallsville in a regional semi-finals series that begins at 6:30 Wednesday at Emory Rains.
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