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North Shelby Top Seed In LaPlata Softball District
By David Sharp
North Shelby drew the first seed in the Class 1, District 9 softball tournament scheduled for October 8-11 at LaPlata. Canton was seeded second followed by Brashear (13-4), LaPlata, Novinger, Marion County and Atlanta.
Three games are slated for Wednesday evening. LaPlata challenges Novinger at 5PM. Canton and Atlanta take the diamond at 6:15PM followed by third seeded Brashear and Marion County.
The Lady Tigers and Mustangs played an error filled one run game at Brashear in their most recent meeting. If Brashear wins their first round match they will likely face Canton at 6:15PM on Thursday.
Tori Niemann tossed a perfect game during a 9-0 Canton win at Brashear earlier in the season. Top seeded North Shelby takes on the winner of the LaPlata vs. Novinger contest at 5PM in the first of two Thursday evening games.
The LaPlata district championship game is scheduled for Saturday, October 11 at noon. The winner of District 9 will likely face Bevier in the Chillicothe Sectional, slated for Wednesday, October 15. If the District 9 winner advances past the Sectional round, they will return to Chillicothe for the Class 1 quarterfinals on Saturday, October 18.
The MSHSAA Softball Championships have been moved to St. Joseph, Mo at the Heritage Park. Semi-final action on the District 9 side of the bracket starts at noon on Friday, October 24 with the championship and third place games the next day.