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Softball tournament pairings announced

Teams (373) were drawn and placed into brackets Thursday for the start of the 31st annual Indiana High School Athletic Association Softball State Tournament Series.
Sectional action will run May 25 through 30 with the 64 survivors moving into a one-game regional round on Tuesday, June 2. From there, 32 teams will square off in four-team semi-states on Saturday, June 6, with the four state championship games scheduled for Saturday, June 13, at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
Lanesville will serve as host of the four-team Class 1A Sectional 62, while Salem is scheduled to host the Class 3A Sectional 30, an eight-team format.
Borden, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, is among the four squads at Sectional 62. The Lady Braves will open sectional play against South Central. The opposite game pits Lanesville against New Washington.
In Class 3A, rivals Corydon Central and North Harrison are on opposite sides of the bracket. Corydon Central begins its trek against Madison, while North Harrison will face off against Charlestown.
The schedule of games is as follows:
Class 1A Lanesville Sectional: Game 1 ‘ Borden vs. South Central, May 25, 5 p.m.; Game 2 ‘ Lanesville vs. New Washington, May 25, 7 p.m.; Championship, May 27, 6 p.m.
Class 3A Salem Sectional: Game 1 ‘ Brownstown Central vs. Silver Creek, May 25, 11 a.m.; Game 2 ‘ Corydon Central vs. Madison, May 25, 12:30 p.m.; Game 3 ‘ North Harrison vs. Charlestown, May 25, 5:30 p.m.; Game 4 ‘ Scottsburg vs. Salem, May 25, 7 p.m.; Game 5 ‘ Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, May 26, 5:30 p.m.; Game 6 ‘ Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, May 26, 7 p.m.; Championship ‘ May 28, 6:30 p.m.

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