What: VHSL Class 2 state softball semifinals
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
Where: Radford University
The skinny: Madison County (23-2) eyes its second Class 2 state championship in three years. Region 2B Player of the Year Emily Seale and East Carolina signee Logyn Estes were key contributors on the Mountaineers’ 2017 state title team and are eager for another shot at gold. Bailey Smith and Sophie Adams were first-team all-region selections and have been clutch performers at the plate for MCHS. Lebanon (19-7) is searching for its first state title since 2016. Sophomore pitcher Adrienne Morrison has been dominant in the circle for the Pioneers. Tatum Dye had a home run and drove in two runs in the state quarterfinals and brings pop to the lineup.