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Lady Redskins are headed back to state
Taylor Stanfield stands ready at second base during a game against SCD this past Wednesday. - photo by Michele Seger

The BCHS Ladyskins are headed to state sectionals after a strong showing at the Region 3A regional tournament, held this past Tuesday and Wednesday at Hendrix Park Rereation Department. Seven regional teams played in the two-day tournament.

The Ladyskins faced the Claxton Lady Tigers in their first game of the tournament. Samantha Howard took the mound for the Skins and pitched her first no-hitter of the season against the Tigers. With twelve strike outs, Howard and her defense held the Lady Tigers to a single run while they themselves slammed the ball for seven hits and eleven runs to end the game after reaching the run limit in the sixth inning. Meghan Shuman led the Skins in hits going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Howard was next going 2 for 3. She was followed by Tara Miles who batted 1 for 1.

In their second game, against Calvary Day School, the Lady Skins once again defeated Calvary. Calvary and the Skins each had a win against the other during regular season play, but it would be the Ladyskins who came out on top in the tournament beating the Lady Cavs by a single run with a 5-4 score. Ashley Barfield was starting pitcher for the Skins in this game, striking out five Lady Cavs.

As the tournament continued into the next day, the undefeated Redskins matched up against the undefeated Savannah Country Day Hornets. The Redskins secured a second place finish by defeating SCD. The Redskins having lost the two times they played against SCD enjoyed the taste of victory as they advanced into the first place undefeated position for the tournament.

In order to secure the Region 3A championship, the girls had to play and win against SCD in the next game, but they came up short after losing a six-run lead in the first inning. In their third and final game, the Redskins had to win for the championship. They had already qualified to travel to Dublin, GA for the GHSP Elite Eight state tournament. The final two games of the tournament did not turn out the way the Redskins had hoped they would, ending the tournament with two straight losses. The Ladyskins now travel to Dublin on the Oct. 19-20 for a chance to play in Columbus in the state finals the following week.

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