The Eaglecrest softball team qualified for the 2021 regional postseason as the No. 14 overall seed. The Raptors head to Fort Collins to play in the Class 5A Region 5 tournament Oct. 16 for a chance to play at in the 5A state tournament. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | Pairings and schedules for the eight 2021 Class 5A softball regional tournaments scheduled to be played Oct. 16. Two teams from each regional advance to the Oct. 22-23 5A state tournament at the Aurora Sports Park. Aurora teams bold and uppercased:

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

2021 CLASS 5A SOFTBALL REGIONAL SCHEDULE, PAIRINGS

REGION 1 (Horizon H.S. host)

Game 1: No. 32 Highlands Ranch (10-12-1) vs. No. 1 Horizon (22-1), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 17 Ralston Valley (11-10) vs. No. 16 Rock Canyon (11-12), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 2 (Redstone Park, Mountain Vista host)

Game 1: No. 25 Vista Ridge (16-7) vs. No. 8 Mountain Vista (17-6), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 24 Valor Christian (11-12) vs. No. 9 Chaparral (17-6), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 3 (Legacy H.S. host)

Game 1: No. 28 Heritage (10-12-1) vs. No. 5 Legacy (19-4), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 21 Rocky Mountain (12-11) vs. NO. 12 CHEROKEE TRAIL (15-8), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 4 (Aurora Sports Park, Legend host)

Game 1: No. 29 Brighton (11-11) vs. No. 4 Legend (19-4), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 20 Douglas County (12-11) vs. No. 13 Broomfield (14-9), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 5 (At Triple Crown, Fort Collins; Fossil Ridge host)

Game 1: No. 30 Fountain-Fort Carson (15-8) vs. No. 3 Fossil Ridge (20-3), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 19 Castle View (15-8) vs. NO. 14 EAGLECREST (15-8), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 6 (At Aurora Sports Park, Smoky Hill host)

Game 1: No. 27 Fort Collins (13-10) vs. NO. 6 SMOKY HILL (20-3), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 22 Fruita Monument (12-11) vs. No. 11 Chatfield (15-8), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 7 (Columbine Park, Grand Junction Central host)

Game 1: No. 26 Loveland (15-8) vs. No. 7 Grand Junction Central (19-4), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 23 Arapahoe (12-11) vs. No. 10 Lakewood (15-8), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

REGION 8 (Columbine H.S. host)

Game 1: No. 31 Prairie View (11-7-1) vs. No. 2 Columbine (20-3), 10 a.m.; Game 2: No. 18 ThunderRidge (13-10) vs. No. 15 Arvada West (14-8-1), 10 a.m.; Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 12:15 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament; Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2; Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:30 p.m. (winner qualifies for 5A state tournament)

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