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6A softball playoffs: Davis, Fremont draw home series and Region 1 rematches as bracket released

By BRETT HEIN - Standard-Examiner | May 15, 2024

BRIAN WOLFER, Special to the Standard-Examiner

Davis High's Katie Klaumann hits a pitch against Fremont on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in Kaysville.

Region 1 co-champions Davis and Fremont will each play first-round playoff series at home, and against fellow Region 1 teams, as the UHSAA released the 6A state tournament softball bracket Wednesday morning.

As the No. 5 seed, Davis (16-5) will host No. 12 Syracuse (9-10) in a best-of-three series. At No. 7, Fremont (10-5) will host rival and No. 10 seed Weber (10-11).

The series begin at 4 p.m. Thursday. Game 2s are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday and, if necessary, Game 3s will follow immediately after.

No. 13 Farmington (9-10) hits the road for a series at Pleasant Grove.

The top 16 of the 18 teams in 6A make the playoffs. Layton (3-18) is one of the two teams that didn’t make the field.

Bracket seeding is determined by an RPI formula that factors winning percentage and strength of schedule.

With a smaller classification, the 6A bracket features just one regional series round before the top eight teams enter two sides of a double-elimination bracket. Bracket play is May 21-22 at Valley Regional Softball Complex in Taylorsville.

The two teams left standing face off in a best-of-three championship series May 23-24 at BYU.

Riverton (20-4) is the No. 1 seed.

Below is the schedule for the 6A state softball tournament, with matchups listed for Northern Utah teams. The full bracket can be viewed online at www.uhsaa.org/tournaments.

FIRST ROUND

Best-of-three series at home sites, May 16-17

No. 12 Syracuse at No. 5 Davis, No. 10 Weber at No. 7 Fremont, No. 13 Farmington at No. 4 Pleasant Grove

BRACKET PLAY

Double-elimination at Valley Regional Softball Complex in Taylorsville

Day 1, May 21: Four games scheduled for 3 p.m. and four more at 5 p.m., with two of the 5 p.m. games as elimination games

Day 2, May 22: One-loss finales are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Bracket finales are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., with if-necessary games at 2:30 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Best-of-three series at BYU

Game 1: May 23, 7 p.m.

Game 2: May 24, 1:30 p.m.

Game 3, if necessary: May 24, 7 p.m.

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