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Updated softball standings beginning to bring postseason into focus

Posted at 6:27 PM, May 07, 2018

With all the challenges posed by inclement weather this spring, it seems like the softball season just recently really got started. Now, it’s rapidly nearing its conclusion.

Teams will put their finishes touches on the regular season this week as final seeds are determined for the state playoffs in Class AA and divisional tournaments in Classes A and B-C.

Helena Capital (15-1 overall, 11-0 conference) has clinched the Western AA’s No. 1 seed and automatic bid to the Class AA state tournament. Great Falls High (16-0, 10-0) can clinch the Eastern AA’s top seed with one more conference win. The Bison play second-place Butte (14-5, 8-2) in a Thursday doubleheader. Click here for complete updated Class AA softball standings.

Miles City (Eastern A), Belgrade (Central A), Hamilton (Southwestern A) and Polson (Northwestern A) all have undefeated conference marks, giving them the inside tracks for their respective No. 1 seeds. Both the Eastern A and Central A will hold divisional tournaments next week. Three teams from each division qualify for the Class A state tournament. For updated Class A softball standings, please click here.

Huntley Project sits atop the Eastern B-C standings with an 8-0 conference record, while Florence is a perfect 9-0 in the Western B-C (South). Plains and Mission-Arlee-Charlo are tied atop the Western B-C (North), but the Trotters own the point differential tiebreaker. The Eastern B-C divisional tournament is next week in Cut Bank, while Florence hosts the Western B-C divisional tournament. Please click here for updated Class B-C softball standings.