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5A regional softball capsule previews

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By The Staff

WHAT: 5A Region 8 tournament
WHO: No. 2 Dakota Ridge (17-2) vs. No. 31 Northglenn (9-9); No. 15 Grandview (14-5) vs. No. 18 Horizon (11-8)
WHEN: Oct. 13. Games at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Columbine High School
NOTES: Dakota Ridge has won six in a row en route to a 5A Jeffco League championship. … The Lady Eagles went 7-1 in league play, along with Arvada West. Dakota Ridge beat A-West, 12-3, on Sept. 22. … Dakota Ridge’s 17 wins is tied with Fossil Ridge for the most in 5A this season. … The Lady Eagles have allowed a 5A-low 32 runs this season. … Dakota Ridge reached the Elite Eight in 2011.

WHAT: 5A Region 5 tournament
WHO: No. 3 Chatfield (13-5-1) vs. No. 30 Denver East (10-9); No. 14 Grand Junction (16-3) vs. No. 19 Standley Lake (9-9)
WHEN: Oct. 13. Games at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Youth Memorial Sports Complex, Arvada
NOTES: Chatfield has won seven of its past eight games. … The Lady Chargers finished in third place in the 5A Jeffco League with a 6-2 record, one game back of Dakota Ridge and Arvada West. Chatfield lost to both teams, including a 6-0 defeat at home to Dakota Ridge on Oct. 2. … The Lady Chargers have allowed just 48 runs this season, the third fewest in 5A.