Barring a substantial upset in the first round, the Butte Central softball team will face Anaconda in the first round of the Southwestern A Divisional tournament in Anaconda.
The host Copperheads, the No. 3 seed, will play last-place Corvallis at 1 p.m. Friday. The winner of that game will play the No. 2 seed Maroons at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte Yeoman-Martin Complex.
The Maroons, who won nine of their last games overall, tied with Hamilton for first place in the regular season at 9-1. The Broncs took the top seed by winning the tiebreaker.
BC swept Corvallis and Anaconda, winning two close games against the Copperheads. That includes last week’s 8-7 victory in Anaconda.
In the other 1 p.m. first-round game, No. 4 Stevensville will battle No. 5 Dillon. The winner of that game plays Hamilton at 4.
The top three teams will advance to the Class A State tournament in Polson.