October 19, 2018

Region 5-AA Softball Championship Tournament Preview

Region 5-AA Softball Tournament

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2018 (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

WHERE: Heard County High School

ADDRESS: 545 Main Street, Franklin, GA 30217

TEAMS: Heard County Lady Braves, Bremen Blue Devils, Lamar County Trojans, Callaway Lady Cavaliers

RECORDS: Lady Braves (17-6, 10-0), Blue Devils (15-9, 8-2), Trojans (10-9, 7-4), Lady Cavaliers (10-16, 5-6)

HEAD COACHES: Lady Braves — Matt Hornsby, Blue Devils — Mickey Harper, Trojans — Jessica Evans, Lady Cavaliers — Robyn McCann

(Note: Robyn Littlefield McCann is Heard High graduate and former Lady Brave softball and basketball player)

RANKINGS: Lady Braves (No. 5 in Class AA – Score Atlanta)

GAME 1 — Region Semifinal: No. 1 Lady Braves vs. No. 4 Lady Cavaliers (12:00 NOON)

GAME 2 — Region Semifinal: No. 2 Blue Devils vs. No. 3 Trojans (2:00 PM)

GAME 3 — Region 3rd Place Game: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 (4:00 PM)

GAME 4 — Region Championship: Winner of Game 1 versus Winner of Game 2 (6:00 PM)

AT STAKE: All four teams have qualified for the GHSA State Playoffs. Thursday’s Region 5-AA Tournament will determine State Playoff Seedings. Region 5-AA takes on Region 8-AA in round one of the State Playoffs October 9-12

LAST YEAR: The Trojans won Region 5-AA in 2017 and the Lady Braves finished in second place. The Lady Cavs finished third and Bremen was in Class AAA — finishing in third place in Region 6-AAA.

COLORS: Lady Braves (Maroon and Gray), Blue Devils (Blue and White), Trojans (Navy, White, and Red), Lady Cavaliers (Black and Red)

ADMISSION: $10 at the gate includes admission to all four games

CONCESSIONS: In addition to regular concessions, the Lady Braves will be offering grub from Hometown Pizza and Shane’s Rib Shack

PARKING NOTE: Since school will be in session during games 1-2, fans must park either in the softball field parking area or the main school parking lot only.

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy to Sunny Skies with Temperatures in the 80’s

(Photo Courtesy of Penny Hood)

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