Lady Scots Rolling Into Playoff Opener

Highland Park will open the Class 6A Region II playoffs today against W.T. White. (File photo)
Highland Park will open the playoffs today against W.T. White. (File photo)

Highland Park already cleared a major hurdle this season by winning a District 10-6A title — the first district crown in program history.

That comes on the heels of the first playoff appearance, and first postseason victory, for the Lady Scots a year ago.

But that doesn’t mean HP is finished making history. The Lady Scots hope to begin a deep playoff run today when they start a Class 6A Region II bi-district series against W.T. White.

The first game in the best-of-three series will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Dallas, with Game 2 slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at HP. A third game would follow, if necessary.

It seems like a mismatch on paper. The Lady Longhorns are the fourth seed from a very weak District 9-6A. Among their losses is a 21-1 defeat against North Mesquite, which finished near the bottom of HP’s district.

The Lady Scots (17-8, 13-1), on the other hand, have won four straight games and 13 of their past 14, and have outscored their last four opponents by a combined 32-1. HP scored a season-high 18 runs in its regular-season finale against Richardson.

You can’t blame HP fans if they’re already looking ahead to next week and a possible rematch against Rockwall in the area round. The Lady Jackets swept the Lady Scots in the same round last season.

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