The Flower Mound Lady Jaguars have been making a name for themselves all season. As we have followed along, we have seen nearly flawless play. Pushing towards being some of the best athletes in the state, the Lady Jaguars are putting every ounce of energy they have to bring home a state title.
Finishing their district with an undefeated 14-0 district record, the Lady Jags finished first-place over Flower Mound Marcus and Plano. Throughout the season we have seen the Lady Jags take huge wins over the likes of Keller Fossil Ridge, Cedar Hill, Hebron, and more as they demanded their way to playoffs.
Once in playoffs, Flower Mound didn't look back or slow down. To start it off, they defeated McKinney Boyd (2-1) before topping Grand Prairie (2-0). With a couple of extra-inning games, the Lady Jags took down Allen (2-1) and posted a 12-0 shutout in a one-game Regional Semi-Finals matchup against Southlake Carroll. Last week, it only took two games to defeat Prosper in the Regional Finals on their way to the state tournament.
Holding their opponents to under 85 runs so far on the season, fans can expect to see a strong defense ready to face Deer Park on Friday evening. Fans can also expect to see the Lady Jags sail away with hits and runs of their own. Deer Park isn't going to be an easy opponent to beat. They're known for coming in hot and staying hot throughout the entirety of the game. The Lady Jags are going to have to put in all of their effort in order to advance to the UIL State Championship Game.
First pitch for Flower Mound vs. Deer Park is set for 7:00 p.m. Friday.
The Aledo Lady Bearcats (28-7) are gearing up to take on Georgetown in the UIL Class 5A State Semifinals game on Friday at 1 p.m. Aledo has definitely earned their spot among the best in the state. Let's take a look at how they got to the state semifinals.
The Lady Bearcats took an early loss against Mansfield Lake Ridge, but quickly regrouped and ran away with a handful of wins. Throughout the season, Aledo has posted many big wins against the likes of Burleson Centennial, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Fort Worth North Side, Granbury, Azle, Wichita Falls Rider, and more en route to the playoffs.
With a 9-1 district record, the Lady Bearcats finished at the top of their district over Azle and Brewer before heading into the playoffs. In the playoffs, Aledo has beaten the likes of Lake Dallas (2-0), Burleson Centennial (2-1), Colleyville Heritage (2-1), and Abilene Cooper (2-1). Last week, Aledo defeated Justin Northwest in a one-game Regional Finals round before heading to the state semifinals.
Outscoring their opponents by over 200 runs, the Lady Bearcats have been on fire from the plate all season long. While we have seen a lot of strength from the Aledo offense, their defense has also done a great job stopping the momentum of their opponents.
As the Lady Bearcats look ahead to the semifinals, they'll find a pretty evenly matched team in Georgetown. If Aledo can get on the board early and hold strong in their defense as they have done all season, fans can expect to see the Lady Bearcats playing for a state title.