Prairie View will host a six-team, 10-game double elimination softball tournament on Saturday.
First-round pairings begin bright and early at 8 a.m. with Union Christian vs. River Oaks, followed by Claiborne vs. Glenbrook at 9:20. Riverdale awaits the UCA-River Oaks winner at 10:40 a.m., with the Lady Spartans paired against the Claiborne-Glenbrook victor at noon. The championship game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
Prairie View (4-11), which blanked Riverdale 9-0 Thursday night, is trying to get untracked with MAIS District 3-2A play approaching. The Lady Spartans open conference play Monday evening at Riverfield.
Pitcher/infielder Jeri Harper has rejoined the Lady Spartans after helping Louisiana District 5 qualify for the Senior Little League World Series in Sussex County, Del. Representing the Southwest, the District 5 team finished third in pool play and defeated Puerto Rico in the consolation finals.
Among the Lady Spartans' other key players are pitcher/infielder Bailey Ryder and catcher Erika Guerrero.