Area softball teams to face off in Victoria

May 19, 2010 at 12:19 a.m.

Refugio and Hallettsville aren't too far apart. Both are in the playoffs for the second straight season after running the table during the district season, and both overcame major hurdles to get to this point. The Lady Cats got past Natalia in two tense games in the area round, while Hallettville beat top-ranked Poth to get to this point.

For the Lady Cats, it's their first trip this far into the playoffs, but they are taking it with a coolness in practice that would suggest they've been this far before. Hallettsville has been this far before, and keeps things loose with a loud dugout and persistent smiles.

The two teams square off starting Thursday at 7 p.m. at O'Connor Sports Complex in Victoria. Here's what to watch in this best-of-three series:



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