Things are heating up in regional high school softball. Here's a look at some stand-out girls varsity softball matchups on the calendar from in and around Minneapolis, selected using data from high school sports source MaxPreps.
Minneapolis Southwest vs. Sibley
Highland Park vs. Minneapolis Southwest
On Tuesday, April 23, the Highland Park Scots (1-0) face the Minneapolis Southwest Lakers (0-1) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The contest will take place at 4 p.m. at 1015 Snelling Ave. South in St. Paul.
DeLaSalle vs. St. Croix Lutheran
On Tuesday, April 23, the DeLaSalle varsity Islanders (1-0) have a home conference game against the St. Croix Lutheran Crusaders (2-3). The first pitch is set for 4:15 p.m. at 1 Delasalle Drive. DeLaSalle boasts a 1-0 conference record, and the visiting St. Croix Lutheran girls are 1-1 in conference play so far this season.
Washburn vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
Edison vs. Robbinsdale Cooper
On Wednesday, April 24, the Edison Tommies (0-0) face off against the Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks (2-1) in a nonconference game on their own turf. It all goes down at 700 N.E. 22nd Ave., starting at 4 p.m.
Sibley vs. Minneapolis Southwest
On Wednesday, April 24, the Sibley varsity Warriors (3-2) have a home nonconference game against the Minneapolis Southwest Lakers (0-1). It all goes down at 1897 Delaware Ave. in Mendota Heights, starting at 4 p.m.
Harding vs. Roosevelt
St. Anthony Village vs. DeLaSalle
On Wednesday, April 24, the St. Anthony Village Huskies (2-0) face off against the DeLaSalle Islanders (1-0) in a conference game on their own turf. The game will take place at 4:30 p.m. at 3303 33rd Ave. NE. Both teams are undefeated in conference play this season.
Minneapolis South vs. Concordia Academy
The Minneapolis South Tigers (1-0) have a nonconference game against the Concordia Academy Beacons (1-2) at home on Wednesday, April 24. The contest will take place at 4:30 p.m. at 3131 19th Ave. South.
Robbinsdale Armstrong vs. DeLaSalle
The Robbinsdale Armstrong Falcons (0-1) have a nonconference game against the DeLaSalle Islanders (1-0) at home on Friday, April 26. The faceoff is set for 4:30 p.m. at 10635 36th Ave. North in Plymouth.