The Dallas Center-Grimes softball team opens Class 4A regional play Saturday at home against either Carroll or Creston.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Dallas Center.

The Fillies drew a first round bye, as did Harlan in the top bracket of Region 8. Harlan plays the winner of the Glenwood vs. Lewis Central game, also on Saturday.

Winners of the Saturday game then play Tuesday, July 16, for a berth in the State Softball Tournament in Fort Dodge.

Last season, the Fillies fell to Indianola, 1-0, in the Class 4A championship game.

The State Tournament will be held July 22-26. Class 4A first round games will be played at 1, 1:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23; the semifinal round games are July 24 at 12 noon and the championship game is set for Friday, July 26 at 4:45 p.m.