CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND CAPSULE
Sonoraville (16-15) at Lovett (16-7)
SERIES INFO: The series will begin with a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 5:45 p.m. If a Game 3 is necessary, it will be played on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.
SEEDS: Sonoraville is the No. 4 seed from Region 6-AAA; Lovett is the No. 1 seed from Region 5-AAA.
STATE RANKINGS: Sonoraville – No. 8 in the MaxPreps Class AAA rankings; Lovett – No. 19.
SONORAVILLE INFO: The Lady Phoenix are looking to start fresh in the state tournament after struggling down the stretch in the region playoffs, losing their last four to drop to the No. 4 seed in 6-AAA. …They are looking to make it to the second round of the state tournament for the second time in the last three seasons and make a return trip to the Elite Eight in Columbus where they went in 2015. …Sonoraville’s offense has scored just four runs in their last four games but have scored five or more 13 times this season.
LOVETT INFO: The Lady Lions are heading into State playing good softball as they’ve won eight of their last nine and 13 of their last 15 after an up and down start to their season. …They have gone to the state tournament for six straight seasons but are looking to get to the second round for the first time since 2013. …Lovett’s offense has scored eight or more runs 13 times this season, including 13 or more in five of their last six games.