High school baseball, softball tournaments set

The Danville baseball and Boyle County softball teams, both of which are ranked among the top five teams in the state in their respective sports, will be the No. 1 seeds in the upcoming 45th District tournaments.

Danville, which is ranked No. 2 in the most recent baseball coaches poll, leads the way in the 45th District baseball tournament, which begins Saturday at Boyle County.

The Admirals, who took a 30-3 record into the final week of the regular season, will open district play against No. 4 seed Lincoln County. No. 2 seed Boyle will face No. 3 seed Garrard County in the other semifinal.

Boyle is ranked No. 5 in the most recent softball coaches poll and will host the 45th District softball tournament beginning Monday at Rebel Stadium.

The Rebels, who were 21-5 when the week began, open the tournament against No. 4 seed Danville. No. 2 seed Garrard will face No. 3 seed Lincoln in the other semifinal.

District winners and runners-up advance to regional tournaments, which are scheduled for the week of June 7. The 45th District baseball champion and the 48th District softball champion will host their respective regional tournaments.

45th District Tournaments

(Seeds, records through Saturday’s games in parentheses)

BASEBALL

At Boyle County

Saturday, May 29

Semifinals

Lincoln County (4; 5-17) vs. Danville (1; 30-3), Noon

Garrard County (3; 18-13) vs. Boyle County (2; 19-12), 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Championship

Semifinal winners, 2:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL

At Boyle County

Monday, May 31

Semifinals

Danville (4; 0-16) vs. Boyle County (1; 21-5), Noon

Lincoln County (3; 13-20) vs. Garrard County (2; 13-14), 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 1

Championship

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.