The brackets for the Nassau softball playoffs, which begin on May 13, have been released.
Top seed: MacArthur
Most Intriguing First-Round Match-up: No. 6 Long Beach vs. No. 11 Bellmore JFK, namely sophomore pitcher Ashley Martin versus slugger Carly Thea, who has hit five home runs.
Dark Horse: No. 11 Bellmore JFK
Top seed: Plainedge
Most Intriguing First-Round Match-up: No. 8 Bethpage vs. No. 9 North Shore in a battle between two evenly matched teams...Although, Bethpage swept the season series.
Dark Horse: No. 8 Bethpage
Top seed: Carle Place
Most Intriguing First-Round Match-up: No. 1 Carle Place vs. No. 4 Oyster Bay in a rematch of last season's county championship game.
Dark Horse: N/A...Carle Place is too overpowering.
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