The regional playoffs for baseball and softball are scheduled to begin Thursday, so let's take a look at the first-round matchups for county teams.
In baseball, county champion Century (16-3) has a bye in Class 2A West Section 2. The Knights await the Winters Mill-South Carroll winner in the section semifinals. The Falcons (6-12) visit the Cavaliers (6-11) on Thursday.
Liberty (8-9) is the No. 3 seed in the section and the Lions are hosting No. 6 Oakland Mills on Thursday, while Francis Scott Key (2-13) travels to Marriotts Ridge.
In 3A West Section 1 quarterfinal action, Manchester Valley (7-12) visits Damascus while Westminster (11-6) hosts Oakdale.
Softball county champ South Carroll (12-4) hosts Oakland Mills in a 2A West Section 2 opener, while two other intra-county games are on tap in the section. Century (12-8) hosts FSK (2-12) while Liberty (11-8) visits Winters Mill (11-6).
Manchester Valley (12-5) has a bye in 3A West Section 1, and Westminster (5-12) travels to Oakdale.
Gerstell 12, Curley 11 OT
Recap: At Baltimore, CJ Kovalsky netted the game-winner and finished with five goals for the Falcons, who improved to 13-2, 6-1 in the MIAA B Conference. Complete box score information wasn't reported.