Cal­houn wins 7th straight soft­ball ti­tle

The Lady Jack­ets win a thriller against Sono­rav­ille to take the re­gion cham­pi­onship.

Rome News-Tribune - - NEWS - Tyler Ser­ritt, Cal­houn Times

— Af­ter a pair of down-to-the-wire reg­u­lar sea­son games with each side pick­ing up a one-run win, and a tightly-con­tested post­sea­son game on Wed­nes­day, it seemed al­most in­evitable that the re­gion tournament cham­pi­onship would come down to a fi­nal clash be­tween the Cal­houn Lady Jack­ets and Sono­rav­ille Lady Phoenix, the two most com­plete teams in Re­gion 6-AAA.

At the con­clu­sion of a wild and wind­ing seven in­nings of what proved to be the most ex­hil­a­rat­ing con­test be­tween the two squads yet, it was the Lady Jack­ets (22-7) who stood vic­to­ri­ous at 5-4 af­ter the dust had set­tled, se­cur­ing its sev­enth con­sec­u­tive Re­gion 6-AAA ti­tle and a No.1 seed in the AAA state play­offs.

“It was a to­tal team ef­fort to­day,” Cal­houn head coach Diane Smith said. “Ev­ery sin­gle player that got in there con­trib­uted. We will need that go­ing for­ward.”

Go­ing for­ward, the No. 1 seed Lady Jack­ets will host Fan­nin County, and the No. 2 seed Lady Phoenix will host North Hall. If Cal­houn emerges vic­to­ri­ous in that series, it would be their sixth straight trip to the Elite Eight. The Lady Jack­ets are seek­ing its fifth state ti­tle in six sea­sons.

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