The regular season is almost over for Galveston County high school softball teams, and while the playoff berths in District 24-6A and District 22-5A are all but clinched, some local teams still have a shot at jostling for better positioning in the district standings.

So, the Preview/Review takes a look at the softball playoff picture and points out a game to watch Friday. Also, check out the latest softball roundup at for more information on how Tuesday’s action went.


The district’s four playoff teams — Alvin, Clear Falls, Clear Creek and Clear Springs — are all locked into playoff spots, but each team’s seed is not quite set.

With Tuesday’s win and series sweep of Clear Falls (8-2 in district), Alvin (9-0) is all but assured of the district championship. The Knights, though, currently have Clear Creek (7-3) right on their heels for the runner-up spot, and they face the Wildcats in their season finale this coming Tuesday.

Having swept its season series against current fourth-place holder Clear Springs (5-4), Clear Falls should slip to no worse than third place in 24-6A. Clear Creek has its district bye Friday, and with a tough final two games against Clear Falls on Tuesday and Clear Springs next Friday, could be in peril of falling to fourth place.


Three teams have playoff berths clinched, and there could potentially be separate tiebreaker situations for both district runner-up and and for the fourth-place playoff seed when the final dust of the regular season clears.

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs (12-0 in district) can formally clinch the district championship Friday night on the road against Ball High (2-10).

Santa Fe (9-3) currently sits in third place, but could move into at least a runner-up tie with Crosby (10-2) — the two teams split their season series — as the Lady Indians should be favored in their final two games against Goose Creek Memorial (4-8) and Texas City (6-6), while the Lady Cougars still have one more date with Friendswood in their season finale next Tuesday.

The Lady Stings could find themselves in a tie for fourth place if they drop their final two games against Crosby on Friday and Santa Fe next Tuesday, and if Galena Park (4-8) wins out against Baytown Lee (1-11) and GCM. Texas City and Galena Park split their season series.


Clear Springs at Alvin: The Chargers could inject some electricity into their bid to move up a spot in the district standings for a more favorable first-round playoff matchup with an upset win at Alvin.

A win here and another next Tuesday against Clear Lake (0-9 in district) could put Clear Springs in a position to at least earn a third-place tie with Clear Creek (7-3), if not completely overtake the Wildcats should they stumble at any point down the stretch.

While the Lady Jackets (9-0) have yet to taste defeat in district, the Chargers did have them on the proverbial ropes in the teams’ first matchup. Clear Springs led that game 2-1 through five innings before Alvin engineered a comeback with two runs in the top of the sixth and added an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

First pitch for the game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Alvin.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews

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