ALBANY, Ga. - The Lady Buccaneers of Briarwood Academy swept Randolph Southern in the second round of the Georgia Independent Schools Association Class A softball state playoffs near Albany last Wednesday.
They won Game No. 1 by a score of 2-0 and finished off their opponents 8-2 in Game No. 2.
"I was very proud of the way the girls played in those two games," said Briarwood head coach Hannah DeMore. "They really gave it everything they had."
As a result of the victories over Randolph Southern, it allowed Briarwood Academy to advance to the Final Four tournament, which was played Monday at Southern Pines Regional Park in Dublin.
"I can't say enough about these girls," said coach DeMore. "They have done everything we've asked them to do this season."
The first game against Randolph Southern turned out to be a pitcher's duel, said coach DeMore.
Maegan Bentley, a junior, "was awesome," added coach DeMore. "She really pitched well for us."
During several innings of the first game, both teams went three-up and three-down, the head coach said.
"Our pitcher was good and theirs was, too," added coach DeMore.
Bentley ultimately won the pitcher's duel.
In the second game, the Lady Buccaneers erupted for eight runs in the first inning and never looked back.
"We jumped on them early and they just never recovered," said coach DeMore. "After winning that first game, I think our girls were just really to finish off Randolph Southern and get back home."