COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Northside softball team enjoyed a few days off after cruising past Hephzibah17-0 and 12-0 in the opening round of the GHSA 4A playoffs. The Lady Patriots returned to practice Tuesday with loud music and plenty of energy, as head coach Brandon Jenkins hoped to keep things loose the day ahead of their doubleheader with Cartersville.
Northside went undefeated in 4A Region 1, claiming their second straight region title. They finished No. 1 in the GHSA 4A power rankings.
Two of the state’s top pitchers will square off Wednesday, as Northside’s Hannah George and Cartersville’s Hannah Todd meet on the mound. The ‘Hannahs’ will be teammates at the University of North Carolina in two years. Both George, a junior, and Todd, a senior, are committed to play for the Tar Heels.
First pitch for the doubleheader is scheduled for 5 pm.
Below are the other area teams in the state playoffs:
Harris Co. vs Carrolton
Columbus vs Marist
Marion Co. vs Wilcox Co.
Telfair Co. vs Schley Co.
Brookstone vs Stratford Academy