The Section 1 Class 4A Fastpitch Softball Tournament opens Tuesday at the high seed.  There are eight teams in Section 1AAAA and the next round Thursday will be played at Todd Park in Austin.  Why Austin?  Multiple fields and lights on all field.  Faribault has multiple fields with lights and it would make more sense for this section to come here.  Talk about shaving some miles off your transportation budget.

Lakeville North, New Prague and Farmington all have first round home games so they would be favored to jump on their bus and head to Austin on Thursday.  With the new concession stand at Alexander Park I would argue the facility is better than Austin.  Faribault doesn't have the fancy batting box cages that nobody uses but you could actually spread the teams out a little more so balls don't come flying onto your field during a game.  Just a thought.  Here is the MSHSL Section 1AAAA bracket for 2018.

MSHSL Section 1AAAA Softball Bracket 2018. MSHSL Bracket

 

Minnesota High School Softball Playoffs Begin This Week- photo by Gordy Kosfeld