October Power Rankings – Softball

We have hit the final turn of the 2021 softball season. Without further ado, here are the updated BLITZ Power Rankings!

#1 » WHITE COUNTY

Record: 21-3 (16-3)
Last Ranking: #1

The Lady Warriors continue to impress, reeling off 9 straight wins (including a HUGE revenge win over East Forsyth). To date, White County is the only 20-win team among our local programs, and that will probably be the case when the regular season closes as there aren’t many games left to be had. The state-ranked Lady Warriors are sitting second in the region currently, and have outscored opponents 164-60 this season.

#2 » COMMERCE

Record: 16-5 (8-1)
Last Ranking: #2

The Lady Tigers stay strong at number two in our rankings. After 5 straight wins, the girls are much like White County with an impressive run differential of 191-54. With just one loss in region play, Commerce is in the region title mix while sitting in second currently.

#3 » JEFFERSON

Record: 12-9 (8-6)
Last Ranking: #4

The Lady Dragons are formidable at 8-6 in a very tough region. That has Jefferson looking currently as a #4-seed for the playoffs. The Lady Dragons have crossed the plate 132 times against 80 allowed, so the team does have balance. This team is playoff bound and likely to get past the first round, where anything is possible after that.

#4 » HABERSHAM CENTRAL

Record: 12-12 (4-8)
Last Ranking: #3

The Lady Raiders have work to do to secure that playoff spot. Habersham scores lots of runs, 137 to be exact. Opposition has scored 106 off Hab though to this point. We feel this team is deserving and capable of making the postseason, but they currently sit at #5 in the region.

#5 » UNION COUNTY

Record: 9-7 (3-3)
Last Ranking: #5

The Lady Panthers are currently second in the region. They’d love to have one of their Banks games back, as they split with them. Same goes for versus Rabun, where they just lost a 15-6 game to split. This team gets solid production offensively (107 runs) against 71 allowed. This is a second round playoff team at worst if they’re playing at their best, so get excited if you’re the Lady Panthers.

#6 » DAWSON COUNTY

Record: 9-17 (9-9)
Last Ranking: #8

Dawson County makes a bold move up the rankings. Ignore the overall record, as the region mark of 9-9 is more accurate as to how tough this team can be. There are many weapons like Olivia Martinez, Layne Bailey, Annslee Kirby, and Rylie Erickson to name a few. Right now, the Lady Tigers are fourth in the region. They score a lot (121 runs), but allowing 196 makes them one of the most susceptible to giving up runs among our local teams.

#7 » LUMPKIN COUNTY

Record: 7-16 (6-13)
Last Ranking: #9

The Lady Indians move up a couple of spots. Still, Lumpkin is definitely on the outside looking in for a possible playoff spot, sitting sixth right now in 7-AAA. Three losses to Dawson and three to White have accounted for 6 of the 13 region losses. Lumpkin has allowed 154 runs and scored only 122 against that.

#8 » BANKS COUNTY

Record: 7-8 (5-1)
Last Ranking: #6

The Lady Leopards haven’t played nearly as much as anyone else locally. Banks’ 7-8 record is misleading, as they take care of business against region foes, going 5-1 and currently sitting atop the standings. The girls have 5 straight wins, and despite being outscored 92-83, they’re still in a good spot.

#9 » RABUN COUNTY

Record: 4-13 (1-5)
Last Ranking: #7

Rabun County is still seeking its first region win. The Lady Cats just dropped 8 in a row before getting back in the win column a couple of games ago. They have been outscored 140-81 overall on the season.

#10 » STEPHENS COUNTY

Record: 2-14 (1-8)
Last Ranking: #10

Stephens County will miss out on the postseason, as the Lady Indians are 1-8 in region play. It’s a young team trying to build for the future. After their first win of the season, the Lady Indians had dropped 6 in a row before grabbing the first region win over Franklin. They opened the season with 8 consecutive losses.

#11 » TOWNS COUNTY

Record: 1-15 (0-9)
Last Ranking: #11

Towns still looks for its first region win of the season. Like Stephens (above), the Lady Indians opened the season with many losses in a row (6), and have since lost more in a row (9).

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