Richmond Hill and Bryan County softball teams remained in the thick of the race in their respective regions.
Heading down the stretch both teams remain in second-place with hopes of having home field advantage in the playoffs.
The Lady Cats (8-5, 6-3), who had games with Camden County and Islands rained out earlier this week, find themselves in position to finish anywhere from second to fourth in Region 2-6A.
South Effingham has first all but locked up.
However, a second-place finish would assure Richmond Hill of hosting a first-round series in the region tournament.
Coach Chris Jenkins’ team plays at Effingham County Thursday night at 5:30 and then wraps up region play on Sept. 30 against Glynn Academy (8-7, 3-2). Richmond Hill was scheduled to host Screven County on Wednesday after having games with Camden County and Islands rained out.
Coach Jason Roundtree said his team is finally healthy and is now playing with all nine starters together for the first time in several games.
The Lady Skins (8-3, 6-2) are in third-place behind ECI (18-1, 8-0) and Portal (9-4, 7-1) but has games remaining with both teams.
Bryan County will host ECI next Monday at 5:30 at Hendrix Park in a rescheduled game. Their meeting earlier this week was postponed by rain.
The Lady Skins play at Portal on Sept. 30.
Wins in both games would assure them of hosting a first-round state playoff series. The region does not have a post-season tournament