The 2018 DIAA Softball State Tournament brackets were released today, May 16.

Caravel Academy received the No. 1 overall seed, followed by No. 2 Smyrna, No. 3 DMA and No. 4 Appoquinimink in the 16-team field.

The tournament begins Saturday, May 19 with first round games followed by the quarterfinals Tuesday, May 22, the semifinals Thursday, May 24 and the finals Saturday, May 26.

Round One - Saturday, May 19

No. 1 Caravel Academy (14-3) vs. No. 16 Milford (9-9) at Caravel, 1 p.m.

No. 8 Sussex Central (13-5) vs. No. 9 St. Georges Tech (11-6) at Sussex Central, 1 p.m.

No. 4 Appoquinimink (17-1) vs. No. 13 Mt. Pleasant (14-3) at Appoquinimink, 1 p.m.

No. 5 Newark Charter (14-3) vs. No. 12 Delmar (11-7) at Midway Softball field #5, 3 p.m.

No. 2 Smyrna (17-1) vs. No. 15 Polytech (11-7) at Smyrna, 11 a.m.

No. 7 Indian River (13-5) vs. No. 10 Lake Forest (12-6) at Indian River, 11 a.m.

No. 3 Delaware Military Academy (15-3) vs. No. 14 Padua Academy (11-7) at Midway Softball field #2, 3 p.m.

No. 6 Sussex Tech (16-2) vs. No. 11 Charter School of Wilmington (11-7) at Sussex Tech, 1 p.m.

Quarterfinals - Tuesday, May 22

Winner of Caravel-Milford vs. winner of Sussex Central-St. Georges Tech.

Winner of Appoquinimink-Mt. Pleasant vs. winner of Newark Charter-Delmar.

Winner of Smyrna-Polytech vs. winner of Indian River-Lake Forest.

Winner of Delaware Military Academy-Padua vs. winner of Sussex Tech-Charter School of Wilmington.

Semifinals - Thursday, May 24

Finals - Saturday, May 26