November 18, 2019

GHSA Class AA Round 2 Softball Preview: Lady Braves vs. Bleckley County

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Bleckley Co. Royals

WHEN: Wednesday/Thursday October 16-17

GAME TIMES: Doubleheader @ 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Game 3 if necessary @ 6:00 PM on Thursday

WHERE: Heard County High School

ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217

RECORDS: Lady Braves (23-6), Royals (16-11)

SEEDINGS: Lady Braves #1 in Region 5-AA, Royals #2 in Region 3-AA

HEAD COACHES: Lady Braves — Matt Hornsby, Royals — Teresa Gray

RANKINGS: Lady Braves (#2 in AA by Score Atlanta), Royals (Unranked by Score Atlanta)

AT STAKE: The winner will earn a spot in the GHSA State Championship tournament at Columbus Oct. 24-26. The winner of this series will meet either Harlem (#1 seed Region 4-AA) or Rabun County (#3 seed Region 8-AA) in the first game of the 8-team tournament on Oct. 24 at 4:00 PM.

SERIES: This is the second playoff meeting between the Lady Braves and Royals. The Lady Braves defeated the Royals in a three game series during the 2016 playoffs.

COLORS: Lady Braves (Maroon and Gray), Royals (Purple and Gold)

SCHOOL WEBSITES: Bleckley County High School , Heard County High School

ADMISSION: $7 at the gate for Wednesday’s DH, $5 at the gate for Thursday’s single game (*if necessary)

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy Skies with temperatures in the upper 60’s for Wednesday’s DH

(Photo Courtesy of Jeff Napier)

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