A showdown between two top 10-ranked teams highlight this week’s Galveston County baseball and softball UIL playoff games.
The No. 10 Santa Fe Lady Indians take on fifth-ranked Angleton in a three-game series beginning 6:30 p.m. Friday at Angleton. Game 2 of the series is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Santa Fe with Game 3, if necessary, penciled in for 30 minutes after the end of Game 2.
The two teams, both district champions and two of the area’s best 4A softball programs, meet in the regional quarterfinals after besting some familiar competition in the first two rounds.
Santa Fe topped Lamar Consolidated out of Angleton’s district in their first-round playoff series before sweeping Tomball Memorial last Thursday and Friday for an area title.
Angleton ousted Texas City in the opening bi-district round then knocked out Tomball in Round 2.
District 24-5A champion Clear Creek will look to continue its playoff run in a second-round series against Manvel, the third-place team out of District 22-5A, in a three-game series that gets started 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Manvel.
The series will move to Clear Creek for Game 2, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. If needed, Game 3 will be noon Saturday in Manvel.
Manvel needed all three games to get by La Porte in the first round of the playoffs, while Clear Creek swept Fort Bend Austin to reach the area round.
Friendswood, the runner-up in District 24-4A, will meet District 21-4A champion Milby in another second-round series. All three games of the series will be played at Deer Park, beginning with a doubleheader 5 p.m. Friday. If necessary, Game 3 will be played noon Saturday.
Both Friendswood and Milby swept their first-round series, with Friendswood getting by Angleton, and Milby handling Ridge Point.
District 24-4A third-place finisher Santa Fe will meet District 22-4A champion Tomball in an area-round series at Spring Branch Memorial. Game 1 is set for 6 p.m. Friday. Game 2 will be noon Saturday with Game 3 to follow, if needed.
Santa Fe swept Foster to advance to the playoffs’ second round, while Tomball eliminated Houston Davis to move on to the area round.
Softball Region III-4A quarterfinals
Santa Fe vs. Angleton
Game 1: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Angleton
Game 2: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Santa Fe
*Game 3: Following Game 2
Baseball playoffs — Class 4A second round
Santa Fe vs. Tomball
All games at Spring Branch Memorial High School
Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday
Game 2: noon Saturday
*Game 3: Following Game 2
Friendswood vs. Milby
All games at Deer Park High School
Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday
Game 2: Following Game 1
*Game 3: Noon Saturday
Baseball playoffs — Class 5A second round
Clear Creek vs. Manvel
Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Manvel
Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Clear Creek
*Game 3: 1 p.m. Saturday at Manvel
* - If necessary