The Lady Pirates softball team powered through the first ever Super Regionals, outscoring their opponents 46-2 as they hosted Dougherty County of Albany and Savannah Christian. The team picked up their second consecutive region championship this season and will play in the Elite 8 state playoff tournament in Columbus this week.
“We are going to leave for Columbus at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and we will circle the courthouse square and head out from there so everyone can come out and encourage the team,” said head coach Kevin Mobley. “We are going to face Gordon Lee in game one and they have been a perennial power house, winning many state championships. If we win, we will play again at 11 a.m. Thursday and if we lose, we will play at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
This is the first time GHSA had region winners host Super Regionals tournaments due to an umpire shortage and the Lady Pirates showed their strength.
“We’ve got great pitching and good defense to go along with good hitting,” said coach Mobley. “I graduated nine players last year from a group that’d been to Columbus two years in a row. I knew this would be a different type of team, but for us to get to the Elite 8 with young girls who haven’t played a ton at the varsity level, it was a big accomplishment for this group. They played well and put themselves in position to advance and the coaches are extremely proud of these girls.”