Written by Matt Wixon
District 10-5A outscored opponents 60-0 in first round of softball playoffs
With Monday night's games complete, so is the bidistrict round of the Class 5A softball playoffs. It was a good round for District 10-5A, which had all four of its teams advance to the second round.
By a combined score of 60-0.
That says a lot for how competitive 10-5A was this year. Top seed McKinney Boyd swept 9-5A fourth seed W.T. White by scores of 10-0 and 19-0, and the other three bidistrict matchups were single games:
10-5A #2 Plano West beat 9-5A #3 Richardson Berkner, 10-0 10-5A #3 Plano East beat 9-5A #2 Richardson Pearce, 10-0 10-5A #4 Plano beat 9-5A #1 Lake Highlands, 11-0
It was a tough draw for 9-5A, which does not have the amount of elite select players that are found in Collin County. Plano East and Plano were the third- and fourth-place finishers in their district, but those are strong programs. Plano made the state semifinals in 2011 and Plano East made it last year.
It will be interesting to see if 10-5A can go 8-0 through two rounds of the playoffs. In the next round, Boyd plays Mesquite Horn, Plano West plays Rowlett, Plano East plays Rockwall and Plano will take on Rockwall-Heath.