May 23, 2019

GHSA Sweet 16 Softball Preview (Round 2): Lady Braves vs. Bleckley County

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Bleckley Co. Royals

Softball 11WHEN: Wednesday/Thursday October 19-20

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

WHERE: Heard High School

ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217

RECORDS: Lady Braves (21-10), Royals (21-10)

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

HEAD COACHES: Lady Braves — Matt Hornsby, Royals — Janice Bryan

LADY BRAVE REGULAR SEASON STAT LEADERS: Batting Average – Alyssa Cosper (.407), Hits – Ally Harris (34), Home runs – Hannah Sanders (7), RBI’s -Ally Harris (31), Stolen Bases – Aspen Barker and Alyssa Cosper (15), Wins – Haley Bennett (10), Saves – Haley Bennett (3), ERA – Haley Bennett (2.56), Strikeouts – Haley Bennett (50)

RANKINGS: Lady Braves (#4 in AA by the AJC), Royals (Unranked by the AJC)

AT STAKE: The winner will earn a spot in the GHSA State Championship tournament at Columbus Oct. 27-29. The winner of this series will meet either Bacon County (#2 seed Region 2-AA) or Social Circle (#1 seed Region 8-AA) in the first game of the 8-team tournament on Oct. 27.

SERIES: This is the second meeting between the Braves and Royals. The Lady Braves defeated the Royals 13-1 during the 2012 regular season.

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: Sunny Skies with temperatures in the Mid to Upper 80’s

(Photo Courtesy of Penny Hood)

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