Posted: 1:44 pm Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Softball: Schedule set for state semifinals 

By Jeff Greer

Updated: 10:45 a.m. Friday
With Grandview becoming the last Palm Beach County team to punch its ticket to Clermont, let’s run down next week’s state softball tournament schedule.

Four Palm Beach County teams are in: American Heritage, Grandview Prep Jupiter and King’s Academy. Heritage and King’s actually play each other in the Class 3A semifinals. Jupiter plays Miami Palmetto in the 8A semis. Grandview Prep meets Sheridan Hills Christian in the 2A final four. All games are played at the National Training Center in Clermont, with the 1A and 5A tournaments starting on Monday, and the rest of the classes following through Monday, May 14. All games can be watched live via webcast on fhsaasports.com.

(Quick coverage note: We’ll have previews, predictions and analysis for all the area teams starting next week when the games draw closer.)

King’s and Heritage, an exciting matchup of former district rivals, meet at noon Friday. King’s is technically the home team in the semis. The winner will play at 4 p.m. Saturday in the 3A title game.

Jupiter plays Miami Palmetto at noon Sunday. If the Warriors win, they’ll play for a state title at 7 p.m. Monday. Jupiter has been designated as the home team in the semifinal.

Grandview Prep, in its third consecutive state tournament, plays at noon Wednesday against Hollywood-Sheridan Hills Christian, and Grandview is the designated the home team. The 2A final is 4 p.m. Thursday.

For those interested, here’s the entire week’s schedule in Clermont:

Monday

1A
Port St. Joe vs. Jay, noon
Union County vs. Lafayette, 5 p.m.

5A
Belleview vs. Ponte Vedra, 2 p.m.
Auburndale vs. Plantation-American Heritage, 7 p.m.

Tuesday

1A
Championship game, 4 p.m.

5A
Championship game, 7 p.m.

Wednesday

2A
Grandview Prep vs. Sheridan Hills Christian, noon
Munroe Day vs. Pine Castle Christian, 5 p.m.

6A
Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Lakewood Ranch, 2 p.m.
Niceville vs. Eau Gallie, 7 p.m.

Thursday

2A
Championship game, 4 p.m.

6A
Championship game, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 11

3A
American Heritage vs. King’s Academy, noon
Bishop Snyder vs. Winter Park-Trinity Prep, 5 p.m.

7A
Chamberlain vs. Cooper City, 2 p.m.
Chiles vs. Bartow, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

3A
Championship game, 4 p.m.

7A
Championship game, 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 13

4A
Bishop Verot vs. Gulliver Prep, 2 p.m.
Florida High vs. Keystone Heights, 5 p.m.

8A
Jupiter vs. Miami Palmetto, noon
Durant vs. Mandarin, 7 p.m.

Monday, May 14

4A
Championship game, 4 p.m.

8A
Championship game, 7 p.m.