By Mark M Johnson
This postseason did not disappoint once again. You just never know who can come out of the “region of death” as some call it.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Region III-6A is filled with some of the best softball programs in the state of Texas and even the nation. Schools like #1 seeded Pearland (defending region III champs) and Alvin didn’t even last through the first round in region III.
Dawson fought their way into the postseason and took out a number one seed this postseason. Bellaire and Ridge Point once again had a dominating season thanks to their aces in the circle.
Cy-Fair and Cy Lakes have to battle with one of the largest districts around just to qualify for the postseason while George Ranch and Tompkins put up dominant numbers in their bi-district championships.
Katy reached the regional finals for the third straight season, Cy Ranch seemed dominant and unstoppable, while Atascocita, until falling to Katy, had lost a total of two games all season long.
The 2017 B-CS Tournament champions Kingwood looked to be the favorites this postseason but the eventual region champions and 2016 BC-S Tournament champions Deer Park showed why their program has been so successful this decade.
Going in to the region III-6A quarterfinals all but two of the teams (both of whom played one another) out of the four series and eight teams were district champions. It was quite an exciting and unforgettable 2017 softball postseason.
MacArthur competed in region II-6A and because of the season they had it was too hard to overlook the success they had dropping only two games during the regular season and a bi-district championship.
Well, although it takes a team effort to have success, an individual can be the glue that holds it all together or the leader that pushes their team over the top.
These girls held up the standard of what it takes to be the most valuable player to represent their softball programs.