The bi-district round for softball playoffs starts this Friday and the two Mansfield ISD teams in Class 5A will be looking for long runs into the postseason.Timberview was crowned as the 7-5A district champion for the second year in a row and will use its high seed in a pairing with Copperas Cove.The Lady Wolves are on a roll heading into the playoffs, as they are coming off two lopsided wins. They beat Cedar Hill, 10-3 and then walloped Grand Prairie, 17-7.The best-of-three series with Copperas Cove will start Friday at Waco ISD’s sports complex at 7:30 pm. The second game will be Saturday at 4 p.m. with a third game, if needed, to commence 30 minutes following Game 2.Going into the playoffs, Timberview head coach Donya Mooney said her 21-6 squad had a little insight on Copperas Cove from District 8-5A.“We know they are scrappy, solid and aggressive,” Mooney said. “They have a lot of slappers and match up well with us.”Much of the confidence the Lady Wolves have are on the shoulders – and arm – of sophomore pitcher Mariah Denson.Denson, 18-3 on the year, leads the area 5A pitchers in strikeouts with 190 in 105 innings. Mansfield, which finished in second place, just a game behind Timberview in the district race, will take on Temple on Friday in a one-game, winner-take-all format.The game is set for 7 p.m. at the Mansfield field.The Lady Tigers are coming off a run-ruled win over Grand Prairie, 17-7.Jennifer Haltom, the Mansfield head coach, said she hasn’t seen anything of Temple this season, but still feels they are a familiar opponent.Temple, as their district’s third seed, was Mansfield’s foe in the bi-district round last season.“It’s a new year and a new team,” Haltom said. “They’ll have new players and we do, too.”Mansfield’s Bailee Baldwin remains one of the top hitters in the area, averaging over .570, while Casey Waterman has a 14-2 record as the pitcher of record for the Lady Tigers.• In District 15-4A, Legacy is also in the playoffs with the second seed. They finished at, 12-2, behind undefeated Ennis.The Lady Broncos also play Friday, taking on Corsicana, the 3rd place team of 16-4A.