GHSA softball Elite Eight capsules

jheeter@macon.comOctober 30, 2013 


GMC pitcher/first baseman Macy Watkins catches a fly ball during practice Tuesday afternoon.



Houston County Bears

Coach: Angela Crawford.

Record: 22-11-1.

Key wins: Perry, West Laurens, Jones County (2), McIntosh (2), Lee County (2).

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 1-1.

Key players: P Emily Hittinger, P Hayley Tierce, P Amber Coy, INF Carson Carriker, OF Taylor Brown.

First game: vs. Winder-Barrow, 4:15 p.m., Thursday.

Class AAAA

Perry Panthers

Coach: Lorne Tucker.

Record: 19-18.

Key wins: FPD, Rutland, Crisp County (2), Locust Grove (2), Rutland, Veterans, South Cobb.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 1-5.

Key players: P/OF Sabrina Doucette, Jr. (6-5, 2.26 ERA, .385, 11 2B, 3 HR); SS Mattie Hamilton, Soph. (.356, 18 RBI); OF/1B Keeley Winston, Sr. (.284, 13 RBI); 1B/3B Courtney Winston, Sr. (.257, 10 RBI); P Melissa Eckman, Jr. (5-4, 1.86 ERA).

First game: vs. Heritage-Ringgold, 4:15 p.m., Thursday.

Class AA

Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets

Coach: Steven Wilcox.

Record: 27-7.

Key wins: Bleckley County (2), Westside-Augusta (2), Cook, Treutlen, Telfair County.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 3-3.

Key players: SS Macy Coleman, Jr. (.481, 27 RBI, 10 HR); P Aryn McGowan, Jr. (14-2, 0.91 ERA, .432, 29 RBI, 12 2B, 3 HR); 1B/C Tristan Herndon, Fr. (.378, 15 RBI, 7 2B).

First game: vs. Dade County, 2:30 p.m., Thursday.

Class A-Public

GMC Bulldogs

Coach: Julie Brooker.

Record: 24-3.

Key wins: Perry, Veterans, Effingham County, Mt. Pisgah, Eagle’s Landing Christian, FPD (3), Madison County, Franklin County, Harlem.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 9-2.

Key players: Keely Murner, Jr.; Dixie Raley, Jr.; Jessica Hayles, Sr.; Macy Watkins, Jr.

First game: vs. Treutlen, 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

Hawkinsville Red Devils

Coach: Samantha Floyd.

Record: 22-3.

Key wins: Brookstone (2), Schley County.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 3-2.

Key players: OF Raven Dollar, Jr. (.333, 17 RBI, 3 HR); C Michelle Simmons, Jr. (.388, 23 runs, 14 RBI); P Niki Jackson, Soph. (.400, 12 RBI); P/1B Briana Simmons, Soph. (.340, 16 runs, 11 RBI).

First game: vs. Schley County, 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

Telfair County Trojans

Coach: Chris Ellis.

Record: 26-4.

Key wins: Charlton County, Hawkinsville.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 1-2.

Key players: OF Deja Lester, Sr. (.559, 51 runs, 28 RBI, 22 SB, 15 XBH); IF/P Makayla Clark, Jr. (.424, 20 runs, 42 RBI, 14 XBH, 13-1, 1.37 ERA); IF Amber Warren, Sr. (.438, 28 RBI, 3 HR); P Jaycee Selph, Sr. (11-2, 2.05 ERA); OF Krashunda Howard, Jr. (.414, 32 runs, 12 RBI, 5 XBH).

First game: vs. Seminole County, 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

Treutlen Vikings

Coach: Brent Korn.

Record: 19-12.

Key wins: Seminole County, Cook.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 2-6.

Key players: 2B Bailee McDaniel, Jr. (.407, 15 RBI, 6 XBH); OF Ta’Niya Moye, Soph. (.403, 30 runs, 26 SB, 11 RBI); SS/C Haley Richardson, Sr. (.333, 25 RBI, 3 HR); 3B Kali Morris, Sr. (.338, 12 RBI, 19 runs); P Morgan Page, Soph. (11-5, 2.23 ERA).

First game: vs. GMC, 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

Class A-Private

FPD Vikings

Coach: Jim Turner.

Record: 20-8.

Key wins: Rutland, Perry (2), Treutlen.

Record vs. Elite Eight teams: 3-4.

Key players: P Carli Sutton, Fr. (16-6, 1.23 ERA); DH Courtney Lawrence, Jr. (.423, 8 XBH, 26 RBI); OF Sumner Carlton, Jr. (.328, 23 runs); IF Caitlin Collins, Sr. (.342, 16 RBI, 23 runs); IF Jill Rogers, Soph. (.380, 21 RBI, 14 2B); OF Mary Micah Lee, Sr. (.324, 15 RBI, 18 runs).

First game: vs. Brookstone, 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

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