Highland Park already cleared a major hurdle this season by winning a District 10-6A title — the first district crown in program history.
That comes on the heels of the first playoff appearance, and first postseason victory, for the Lady Scots a year ago.
But that doesn’t mean HP is finished making history. The Lady Scots hope to begin a deep playoff run today when they start a Class 6A Region II bi-district series against W.T. White.
The first game in the best-of-three series will be at 4:30 p.m. today in Dallas, with Game 2 slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at HP. A third game would follow, if necessary.
It seems like a mismatch on paper. The Lady Longhorns are the fourth seed from a very weak District 9-6A. Among their losses is a 21-1 defeat against North Mesquite, which finished near the bottom of HP’s district.
The Lady Scots (17-8, 13-1), on the other hand, have won four straight games and 13 of their past 14, and have outscored their last four opponents by a combined 32-1. HP scored a season-high 18 runs in its regular-season finale against Richardson.
You can’t blame HP fans if they’re already looking ahead to next week and a possible rematch against Rockwall in the area round. The Lady Jackets swept the Lady Scots in the same round last season.