November 27, 2021

State Playoff Softball Preview (Round 1): Lady Braves vs. Union Co.

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Union Co. Panthers

WHAT: GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Round One Best-Of-Three Series

NOTE: With the approach of hurricane Michael this playoff series was moved up one day and will now be played Tuesday-Wednesday

WHEN: Tuesday/Wednesday October 9-10

GAME TIMES: Doubleheader @ 5:55 PM on Tuesday, Game 3 if necessary @ Noon on Wednesday

WHERE: Heard County High School

ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217

RECORDS: Lady Braves (19-6, 12-0), Panthers (15-12, 6-5)

SEEDINGS: Lady Braves #1 in Region 5-AA, Panthers #4 in Region 8-AA

HEAD COACHES: Lady Braves — Matt Hornsby, Panthers — Stephen Mitchell

RANKINGS: Lady Braves (No. 5 in Class AA), Panthers (Unranked in Class AA)

AT STAKE: The winner will advance to the Sweet 16 and face either Dade County from Region 7-AA or Washington (Atl) from Region 6-AA in another best-of-three series Oct. 16-19. The Lady Braves would host round two and Union County would travel in round two.

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

SCHOOL WEBSITES: Union Co. High School , Heard County High School

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

WEATHER: Mostly Cloudy skies temperatures in the upper 70’s for Tuesday’s DH

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