Class A State Softball Kicks off Thursday in Polson

By Beacon Staff

It’s not like Polson, a perennial softball powerhouse, needs any advantage, but as the schedule dictates, the Lady Pirates will have the luxury of home field advantage at this year’s Class A state softball tournament. Polson has been the top softball program in Class A over the past decade, winning four state championships since 2001. This year, the Lady Pirates finished 18-3 overall (9-1 conference) to finish with the top seed in Western A.

The state tournament kicks off on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Polson Softball Complex. While Polson nabbed the top seed in the conference, Columbia Falls wasn’t far behind at 18-4 overall (8-2 conference.) The Wildkats are led by a group of talented seniors, who you can read about here. They play Livingston at 1 p.m. on Thursday, while Polson has a bye and will play at 3 p.m. against the winner of Frenchtown and Havre. Defending champion Libby faces off against Ronan at 11 a.m.

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