Three area fast-pitch softball teams are headed to the state tournament in Oklahoma City later this week.

No. 5 Oologah and No. 7 Claremore Sequoyah will represent Class 4A, while No. 7 Verdigris is the lone team in Class 3A.

The state tournament starts Thursday with quarterfinal action.

On Field 3 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Claremore Sequoyah (27-7) will tangle with No. 2 Little Axe (32-2) at 3 p.m.

Later that day, Oologah (31-5) battles No. 4 Cache (32-5) at 5 p.m.

Also, on Field 4 Thursday, Verdigris (31-4) will face off against No. 2 OKC St. Mary (29-6) at 7 p.m.

The tournament will resume on Friday with semifinals play starting at 10 a.m. for Class 3A and 2 p.m. for Class 4A.

The state championship games are 1 p.m. for Class 3A and 7 p.m. for Class 4A.

Class 4A

Thursday quarterfinals (Field 3)

No. 1 Blanchard (33-4) vs. No. 8 Newcastle (31-7), 11 a.m.

No. 7 Claremore Sequoyah (27-7) vs. No. 2 Little Axe (32-2), 3 p.m.

No. 5 Oologah (31-5) vs. No. 4 Cache (32-5), 5 p.m.

No. 3 Tuttle (31-5) vs. No. 6 Piedmont (31-8), 7 p.m.

Friday semifinals (2 p.m.)

Blanchard/Newcastle winner vs. Oologah/Cache winner, Field 3; Tuttle/Piedmont winner vs. Claremore Sequoyah/Little Axe winner, Field 4.

Saturday’s Final (Field 1)

State Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 3A

Thursday quarterfinals (Field 4)

No. 1 Purcell (28-6) vs. No. 9 Bethel (24-8), 11 a.m.

No. 5 Washington (19-14) vs. No. 4 Morris (34-5), 1 p.m.

No. 3 Meeker (31-8) vs. No. 6 Tahlequah Sequoyah (30-13), 3 p.m.

No. 7 Verdigris (31-4) vs. No. 2 OKC St. Mary (29-6), 7 p.m.

Friday semifinals (Field 1)

Purcell/Bethel winner vs. Washington/Morris winner, 10 a.m.; Meeker/Tahlequah Sequoyah winner vs. Verdigris/OKC St. Mary winner, 2 p.m.

Saturday’s Final (Field 1)

State Championship, 1 p.m.

 

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