Calhoun wins 7th straight softball title
The Lady Jackets win a thriller against Sonoraville to take the region championship.
— 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.