The Verdigris High School softball team will open the Class 3A State Softball Championships against Purcell at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Verdigris is ranked No. 2 with a 31-5 record, while Purcell boasts an ranking of 11th and a 21-12 record.

Should Verdigris win its first game of the single elimination tournament, they would take on the winner between No. 3 Washington (28-9) and 8th-ranked Prague (28-10) at 11 a.m. Friday.

On the other side of the bracket, 5th-ranked Kellyville (29-10) will play No. 6 Oktaha (26-6) at 4 p.m., followed by top-ranked Tahlequah Sequoyah (35-6) vs. unranked Morris (22- 12) at 6:30 p.m.

The two winners will play at 2 p.m. Friday. The championship game is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 on Field 1. Tahlequah Sequoyah knocked out Verdigris in the first round last season. And Washington defeated Verdigris in the 3A finals in 2015.

3A State Softball Bracket

Oct. 5-7

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Oklahoma City

Thursday, Oct. 5

Field 3

(3) Washington (28-9) vs. (8) Prague (28-10), 11 a.m.

(11) Purcell (21-12) vs. (2) Verdigris (31-5), 1:30 p.m.

(5) Kellyville (29-10) vs. (6) Oktaha (26-6), 4 p.m.

(1) Tahlequah Sequoyah (35-6) vs. Morris (22-12), 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6

Field 3

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 11 a.m.

Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Field 1

Championship game, 11 a.m.

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