Pregame spotlight: 10 high school softball games to catch this week

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 San Jose, selected using data from high school sports source MaxPreps.

Lincoln vs. Independence

On Wednesday, April 17, the Lincoln Lions (6-4) face the Independence 76ers (6-3) in a conference game on their own turf. The game will take place at 4 p.m. at 555 Dana Ave. While Lincoln boasts a 5-0 conference record, the visiting Independence girls are 5-2 in conference play this season.

Hill vs. Del Mar

The Hill Falcons (6-2) have a conference game against the Del Mar Dons (2-5) at home on Wednesday, April 17. The matchup will take place at 4 p.m. at 3200 Senter Road. While Hill boasts a 6-0 conference record, the visiting Del Mar girls are 2-3 in conference play this season.

Saint Francis vs. Presentation

On Wednesday, April 17, the Saint Francis Lancers (13-3-1) will meet the Presentation Panthers (13-4) in a nonconference game on their own turf. Watch what happens at 1885 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, starting at 4 p.m.

Evergreen Valley vs. Piedmont Hills

The Evergreen Valley Cougars (6-10) will play a conference game against the Piedmont Hills Pirates (9-4-1) at home on Wednesday, April 17. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at 3300 Quimby Road. Evergreen Valley has a 4-3 conference record, while the visiting Piedmont Hills girls are 7-0 in conference play this season.

Live Oak vs. Piedmont Hills

On Friday, April 19, the Live Oak varsity Acorns (6-4) have a home conference game against the Piedmont Hills Pirates (9-4-1). The contest will take place at 4 p.m. at 1505 E. Main St. in Morgan Hill. Live Oak has a 5-1 conference record, and the visiting Piedmont Hills girls are 7-0 in conference play so far this season.

Lincoln vs. Hill

The Lincoln Lions (6-4) have a conference game against the Hill Falcons (6-2) at home on Friday, April 19. The contest is set for 4 p.m. at 555 Dana Ave. Both teams will be looking to maintain their conference winning streaks: both teams are undefeated.

Carlmont vs. Pioneer

The Carlmont Scots (9-8) will play a nonconference game against the Pioneer Mustangs (6-8) at home on Friday, April 19. The first pitch is set for 4 p.m. at 1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas in Belmont.

Overfelt vs. Lincoln

The Overfelt Royals (5-11) are due to play a nonconference game against the Lincoln Lions (6-4) at home on Saturday, April 20. The skirmish will begin at 9 a.m. at 1835 Cunningham Ave.

Gunn vs. Lincoln

On Monday, April 22, the Gunn Titans (11-2) will meet the Lincoln Lions (6-4) in a home nonconference game. It all goes down at 780 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto, starting at 4 p.m.

Fremont vs. Overfelt

On Monday, April 22, the Fremont Firebirds (9-7) face off against the Overfelt Royals (5-11) in a nonconference game on their own turf. The action kicks off at 575 W. Fremont Ave. in Sunnyvale, starting at 4 p.m.


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