Dawson, Union punches Columbus ticket, 4 teams fall in Sweet 16
A total of 6 local teams that started the postseason were able to advance to the second round. By the end, only Dawson and Union advanced to Columbus, while 4 others fell. Commerce dropped its game three decision.
#1 BANKS COUNTY 0, #2 JEFFERSON DAVIS 2
The Lady Leopards (10-10) fell in 2 games to Jefferson Davis, dropping the opener 2-0 and the second game 8-0. This concludes Banks County’s season.
#2 COMMERCE 1, #1 LANIER COUNTY 2
The Lady Tigers (20-8) forced a game three on Thursday. Commerce dropped the opener on Wednesday 9-1 before battling back to a 14-6 win. A 3-2 heartbreaker in game three marked the end of the Lady Tigers’ season.
#4 DAWSON COUNTY 2, #3 TATTNALL COUNTY 1
The Lady Tigers (15-19) forced a third and decisive game three on Thursday. After dropping a 3-2 game one, Dawson won 7-6 to return the favor. In game three, Dawson won 3-0 to secure its first trip to Columbus since 2014.
#3 JEFFERSON 0, #1 WEST LAURENS 2
The Lady Dragons (15-11) fell as West Laurens 5-0 and 7-6 to end their season in the Sweet 16.
#3 UNION COUNTY 2, #4 TOOMBS COUNTY 0
Union County (13-9) advanced to the quarterfinals with a pair of wins over Toombs County. The Lady Panthers won 9-4 and 13-7, and will now make the trip to Columbus as one of 8 teams left vying for a state title.
#3 WHITE COUNTY 0, #1 SE BULLOCH 2
The Lady Warriors (23-7) lost to SE Bulloch, dropping game one 2-0 before a 6-2 defeat that ended White County’s season.