Regional softball brackets released; Eaglecrest, Valor Christian, Brush top seeds

Grandview Eaglecrest softball

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AURORA — Eaglecrest, Valor Christian and Brush 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:

Eaglecrest is 18-1 this season. The Raptors will host a Region 1 that has the defending champion, Cherokee Trail (No. 16). Also in the region are No. 32 Denver East and No. 17 Mountain Vista.

Eaglecrest is bolstered by a powerful lineup led by senior Kailey Wilson.

Also hosting in 5A are Brighton, Arvada West, Legacy, Prairie View, Fossil Ridge, Columbine and Rock Canyon.

Valor Christian Golden softball

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Valor Christian, top-seeded in 4A, will be looking for it’s fourth-straight title. The undefeated Eagles will host No. 32 Mesa Ridge, No. 16 Mountain View and No. 17 Cheyenne Mountain in Region 1.

Valor Christian’s undefeated run has come behind a special season in the circle by senior Ali Kilponen. In 112 innings, Kilponen has a 0.38 earned run average. She has allowed just six earned runs all season.

Other hosts in 4A include Pueblo West, Golden, Discovery Canyon, Erie, Pueblo Central, Thomas Jefferson and Frederick.

In 3A, Brush sits at the top. The Beetdiggers will host in Region 1.

Brush’s Kamryn Leoffler is hitting .515 with 11 doubles and 14 RBIs.

Other hosts include Eaton, Strasburg, Lamar, Faith Christian, defending champion Rocky Ford, Limon and Meeker.

The regional softball slate begins on Oct. 14.