May 20, 2015: Final 16 teams in each classification meet this week. All teams losing this week will be ranked as tied for ninth in the final polls.
Editor in Chief
TGCA Sports Polls
Preview of this week in softball:
Each of the five classifications have eight games or series scheduled for this week. Several matchups of top ranked teams, traditional powers and/or traditional rivals: Three per classification that bear close watching;
Class 2A: top ranked Harleton vs. powerful Grapeland; traditional power Shiner vs. rising stars from the Valley Benavides; and Axtell vs. Bosqueville in a clash of two emerging softball powers.
Class 3A: Number one East Bernard and perennial top ten West; Hallettsville vs. Santa Gertrudis Academy in a match of two teams that have been top five most of the season; and Shallowater vs. Comanche in a battle of two of the hottest teams in playoffs.
Class 4A: Defending state champion and unbeaten LaGrange plays a very strong Robinson team; Carthage and Huffman-Hargrave meet in a battle of consistently top ten teams; and surging Krum meets Athens.
Class 5A: The winner of the Lovejoy versus Ennis series has made a regular appearance in the state tournament, this year appears to be another battle royal; El Paso Hanks has had a tremendous run and the West Texas power meets a very good Azle team this week; Willis outlasted Elgin in a three game series that lasted until the early hours last weekend while Ridge Point beat a really good Barbers hill team.
Class 6A: A couple of top teams fell last week and two of the giant killers meet this week when Waco Midway (who ousted Rockwall) plays Lake Travis (who beat Atascocita) in a one game winner take all Friday night; Cypress Ranch plays powerful Brazoswood in a contest of Houston area softball muscle; Arlington martin meets Lewisville in a battle for bragging rights in the Metroplex.
2015 Texas Girls Coaches Association Softball Poll
May 20, 2015
|Honorable Mention: Cushing, Archer City, Harper, Bosqueville and Trenton.|
|3.||Santa Gertrudis Academy|
|Honorable Mention: Presidio, White Oak, Pilot Point, San Diego and Howe.|
|10t.||Texarkana Pleasant Grove|
|Honorable Mention: Mineral Wells, Robinson, Needville, Jourdanton and Orange Grove.|
|4.||El Paso Hanks|
|5.||Cedar Park Vista Ridge|
|7.||Corpus Christi Moody|
|Honorable Mention: Santa Fe, Georgetown, Flour Bluff and North Forney.|
|3.||New Braunfels Canyon|
|4.||Houston Cypress Ranch|
|8.||San Antonio O'Connor|
Austin Lake Traivs
|Honorable Mention: Arlington Martin, Katy, Alvin, Belton and The Woodlands|