Regional softball brackets released; Strasburg, Erie, Broomfield top seeds

Broomfield Fossil Ridge softball

Broomfield is the No. 1 seed in the 5A softball regionals. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

AURORA — Strasburg, Erie and Broomfield are the No. 1 seeds in the regional softball brackets, which were released on Monday morning.

All three teams held the top spot in their respective class in the final RPI standings of the regular season.

The full brackets are available here:

Broomfield is 17-2-0 this season. The Eagles will host No. 32 Denver East, No. 16 Legacy and No. 17 Castle View in Region 1.

Also hosting in 5A are Grand Junction Central, Cherokee Trail, Douglas County, Eaglecrest, Legend, Arvada West and Loveland.

Defending champion Mountain Range is the No. 26 seed.

Erie softball team

Erie is the No. 1 seed in 4A. (Matt Mathewes/MVPSportsPics.com)

Erie is the lone remaining unbeaten team in any of the three classes at 19-0-0, and they are the No. 1 seed in 4A. They will host No. 32 Montrose, No. 16 Golden and No. 17 Berthoud in Region 1.

Other hosts in 4A include Mullen, Valor Christian, Pueblo West, Wheat Ridge, Mountain View, Silver Creek and Conifer.

Valor Christian is the defending champion.

In 3A, Strasburg sits in prime position as it tries to defend its title. The team will host No. 16 Meeker and No. 17 Limon in its Region 1.

Other hosts include Rocky Ford, Eaton, Brush, Lamar, The Academy, Basalt and Burlington. Valley also received a high seed, but isn't hosting.

The 3A field expanded to 24 teams this season, the most its ever had.