Posted: 8:23 am Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
By Jodie Wagner
The playoffs are here for nearly two dozen area softball teams.
Regional quarterfinal competition will be held today for Class 8A, 6A, 4A and 2A teams and Thursday for Class 7A, 5A and 3A teams.
Four Palm Beach County teams will play each other in Class 8A, with 9-8A champion Wellington hosting 10-8A runner-up Boca Raton at 7 p.m. tonight, and 10-8A champion Park Vista hosting 9-8A runner-up Jupiter tonight, also at 7 p.m.
The remaining Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast teams will play out-of-county competition.
The winners will advance to next Tuesday’s regional semifinals.
Here is the schedule:
Class 8A (today)
Jupiter at Park Vista, 7 p.m.; Boca Raton at Wellington, 7 p.m.
Class 7A (Thursday)
Fort Lauderdale at Dwyer, 7 p.m.; West Boca Raton at Coconut Creek-Monarch, 7 p.m.; Martin County at Fort Myers, 7 p.m.
Class 6A (today)
Fort Lauderdale-Stranahan at Jensen Beach, 7 p.m.; South Fork at Pembroke Pines Charter, 7 p.m.
Class 5A (Thursday)
Suncoast at Plantation-American Heritage, 7 p.m.
Class 4A (today)
Coral Springs Charter at American Heritage, 7 p.m.; King’s Academy at North Broward Prep, 4 p.m.; Clewiston at Fort Myers-Bishop Verot, 7 p.m.; LaBelle at Lincoln Park Academy (Lawnwood Softball Complex), 7 p.m.
Class 3A (Thursday)
Lake Worth Christian at Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy, 4:30 p.m.; Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian at Trinity Christian (Lake Charleston Park), 4 p.m.; John Carroll at Orlando-First Academy, 7 p.m.
Class 2A (today)
Davie-Posnack Hebrew Day at Grandview Prep (Memorial Park), 7 p.m.; Wellington Christian at Master’s Academy of Vero Beach, 7 p.m.; Palm Bay-Covenant Christian at Glades Day, 7 p.m.