Tiger softball readies for state semifinal

On Friday, June 2 at noon, the Dripping Springs Tiger softball team will take on the Willis Ladykats in the UIL Class 5A state semifinal game at McCombs Field in Austin.

Members of the Dripping Springs Lady Tiger softball team ready to be greeted by cheerleaders during a send-off celebration held at Dripping Springs High June 1. Photo by Moses Leos III

Dripping Springs reaches the state tournament for the first time since 2011, with the program making its fifth overall state appearance in school history. Willis is making its first state tournament appearance in school history.

The winner of Dripping Springs/Willis will square off against the winner of The Colony/Canyon on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Updates to Friday’s game can be found on the News-Dispatch Facebook page or on the News-Dispatch twitter feed.  

Here’s a look back at how Dripping Springs reached the UIL state tournament:

Region IV, 5A final vs. Richmond Foster 

Region IV, 5A semifinal vs. Corpus Christi Calallen 

Region IV, 5A quarterfinal vs. Austin High 

Area round playoff vs. Angleton 

Bidistrict round playoff vs. Austin LBJ

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