The bracket for the Class 2A fast pitch softball tournament is filled with surprises.
Only four of the eight teams in the tournament, which opens Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, enter the tournament ranked among the top 10 by Ok Rankings.com.
But as the regional tournaments proved, those rankings mean very little.
Panama certainly proved that in winning the regional tournament last week, even though the Lady Razorbacks entered the tournament unranked. But Panama has been on a roll since the end of the LeFlore County Tournament and showed that in defeating fifth-ranked Calera in last week’s regional tournament.
The Lady Razorbacks open state tournament play on Thursday at 5 p.m. against top-ranked Colbert. Other first-round games are 14th-ranked Hobart vs. No. 10 Savanna, eighth-ranked Drumright playing No. 16 Stroud and 1th-ranked Cordell facing sixth-ranked Oktaha.
The winner of the Panama/Colbert game will face the winner of the Hobart/Savanna game on Friday at 2 p.m. The finals will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is located at 2801 NE 50th in Oklahoma City.