Despite snow, fields look good for state softball tournament

State softball Aurora Sports Park generic

(Ryan Casey/

AURORA — Despite several inches of snow overnight Wednesday, the CHSAA state softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park looks to be on schedule for this weekend's games.

A site visit on Thursday afternoon was very encouraging, and the fields were in great shape. As a result, starting on schedule at 10 a.m. is a real probability.

"The fields have drained very well, and are drying as we speak," said CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, who oversees softball. "If there are any delays, they would be caused by any overnight frost."

"Aurora Parks and Recreation have done a great job with these fields all year, and they will be in great shape for tournament the next two days," Borgmann added.

Three classifications will play their tournaments at Aurora Sports Park on Friday and Saturday, with the first two rounds scheduled for Friday, and semifinals and championship games on Saturday. A total of 16 teams per classification qualify.

Find state tournament brackets here: