The HHS softball team is the top seed in Class 2 District 1.

The Houston High School softball team will enter postseason play next week as the district’s top seed.

The Lady Tigers were awarded the No. 1 slot Wednesday in Class 2 District 1 and received a first-round bye. HHS will play for the first time in the Oct. 6 semifinals.

Ava, which will host the tournament, is the second seed and also received a first-round bye. Mansfield is the No. 3 seed and will play sixth-seeded Mansfield in one first-round matchp at 6 p.m. Oct. 5. The other pits No. 4 Hartville against No. 5 Gainesville to kick off districts at 4:30 p.m.

Houston (8-8) will face the Hartville-Gainesville winner at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Ava hosts the other semifinal at 6 p.m.

The championship game is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

Houston has won three consecutive games to reach the .500 mark following Tuesday’s 13-3 win against Gainesville. The Lady Tigers have three games remaining in the regular season: Wednesday at Newburg, Thursday at Willow Springs and Monday at home against Bakersfield.

All games at Ava High School

Wednesday, Oct. 5

First round

No. 4 Hartville (7-12) vs. No. 5 Gainesville (3-15), 4:30 p.m.

No. 3 Mansfield (9-5) vs. (6) Seymour (2-17), 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Semifinals

No. 1 Houston (8-8) vs. Hartville-Gainesville winner, 4:30 p.m.

No. 2 Ava (8-9) vs. Mansfield-Seymour winner, 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7

Championship

TBD, 4:30 p.m.

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