Hillcrest Keeps Rolling in Playoffs

After winning the District 11-5A title, Hillcrest has now reached the second round of the softball playoffs. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

For the second straight season, Hillcrest has advanced to the second round of the Class 5A Region II softball playoffs.

The Lady Panthers rallied from an early deficit for a 9-3 win over Woodrow Wilson in a bi-district game on Friday at Forester Field. Hillcrest will meet Mansfield Lake Ridge in the area round at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill.

Aydee Cardenas was the winning pitcher for the Lady Panthers, who won the District 11-5A title during the regular season. Jackie Molina’s double led an 11-hit attack.