SAN ANTONIO — Center fielder Hannah Giamfortone’s diving catch in the top of the fourth inning, which came with the bases loaded, ended a threat by Gregory-Portland and helped Leander’s softball team to a 7-2 victory Friday night in the opener of a Class 4A regional-semifinal series.
The Lady Lions (23-12) will try to sweep the best-of-three series when the teams meet for Game 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hardin Athletic Complex. A third game, if needed, would take place 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2.
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• UIL baseball regional quarterfinals
Round Rock vs. The Woodlands: Game 1, The Woodlands 4, Round Rock 0; Game 2, The Woodlands 8, Round Rock 2
Hays vs. Schertz Clemens: Game 1, Hays 4, Schertz Clemens 2; Game 2, Hays 5, Schertz Clemens 4
Georgetown vs. Barbers Hill: Game 1, Barbers Hill 2, Georgetown 1 (9 inn.); Game 2, Barbers Hill 5, Georgetown 4
Liberty Hill vs. Kennedale: Game 1, 7 p.m. Friday; Game 2, 3 p.m. Saturday; Game 3, 6 p.m. Saturday, if necessary (All games at Veterans Field, Waco)
Thrall vs. Weimar: Game 1, 7 p.m. Friday; Game 2, 2 p.m. Saturday; Game 3, 5 p.m. Saturday, if necessary (All games at Cedar Creek HS)
• UIL softball regional semifinals
Hays vs. Corpus Christi Moody: Hays 1, Moody 0; Game 2, 6 p.m. Friday; Game 3, 8 p.m. Friday, if necessary (All games at Floresville HS)
Elgin vs. Richmond Foster: Game 1, Richmond Foster 6, Elgin 2; Game 2, 11 a.m. Saturday; Game 3, 1 p.m. Saturday, if necessary (All games at Bryan HS)
Leander vs. Gregory-Portland: Game 1, Leander 7, Gregory-Portland 2; Game 2, 1 p.m. Saturday; Game 3, 3 p.m. Saturday, if necessary (All games at Hardin Athletic Complex, San Antonio)