February 21, 2019

12U Lady Braves sweep district; advance to state

The 12U District Champion Lady Braves (L-R): Alora cosper Jayden boykin Courtney Cannon Morgan Smith Jasmine Owens Chasity kates makayla Jiles Emily Head Maddie Carroll

The 12U District Champion Lady Braves (L-R): Alora Cosper, Jayden Boykin, Courtney Cannon Morgan Smith, Emily Mock, Jasmine Owens, Chasity Kates, Makayla Jiles, Emily Head, and Maddie Carroll. Back (L-R): Lee Head, Josh Carroll, Curtis Mock, Brian Hadley

(Douglas County, GA) — The 12U Lady Braves All-Star softball team went undefeated this weekend to capture the District Championship at Fairplay Park in Douglas County.

The Lady Braves dominated three area teams in route to the trophy averaging 14 runs scored per game.

The girls knocked off Carroll County 20-9 and Villa Rica 13-6 on Friday and returned today to defeat Villa Rica a second time 9-6 to claim the first place crown in the double-elimination tourney.

Makayla Jiles was the MVP of the tournament. Jiles, Maddie Carroll, and Emily Head handled the pitching duties for head coach Josh Carroll.

Emily Head, Jasmine Owens, Morgan Smith, and Jayden Boykin each had home runs to lead a potent offensive attack at the plate.

Carroll was very pleased with the effort of his team in all aspects of the game.

“These girls played so good this weekend. We have been practicing hard for about three weeks and we just destroyed them with our hitting and played outstanding defense,” said Carroll after Saturday’s big win over Villa Rica.

“I’m just so proud of them. If this group of girls stays together they can go on to do some special things for Heard County softball.”

The 12U Lady Braves will now move on to the state tournament in Bartow County later this month. The team will have to raise $300 to pay for their trip to state and they plan to host a car wash very soon.

HCMS Principal Brian Hadley was on hand to support the squad Saturday afternoon.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further information on the fundraiser and state tourney as it becomes available.

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