Prep Softball: County teams play playoff hosts
Both city teams will be at home in Class 3A action.
Northwood-Watkins Mill winner in the quarterfinals on Monday.
South Hagerstown (4-13) will host Frederick (1-15) with the winner advancing to play at top-seeded Damascus on Monday.
South Hagerstown defeated Frederick 2-0 on April 23.
In Maryland 2A action, Williamsport, coming off a victory over South, opens the postseason against the Oakdale Bears (6-14). With a win, the Wildcats (2-15) would travel on Monday to meet top-seed Catoctin (17-1).
In Class 1A, Smithsburg and Brunswick will meet for a third time when the Leopards host the Railroaders in the West East sectional.
In the two regular-season games, Smithsburg (11-6) shut out Brunswick (3-12) twice, 13-0 and 16-0. The winner will travel to No. 2-seed Clear Spring (13-4) on Monday.
Boonsboro (2-15) surprised South Hagertown on Monday and will try to carry the momentum forward when it hosts Manchester Valley (3-15). The winner will go to East top-seed North Carroll (14-2).
In the 1A West West sectional, Hancock (9-8) heads to Southern Garrett with the winner having the task of facing unbeaten Mountain Ridge (18-0).
— Tim Koelble