GMC’s softball team is off to another strong start this season, after walking away with the GHSA Class A public-school title last year.
“It’s a totally new dynamic this year,” said head coach Julie Brooker, pointing to the pressure for the team to defend its title. “Everyone’s going to bring their best.”
The defending champions have had a pretty competitive schedule, playing teams like Calhoun, the defending Class AAA champion, and Gordon Lee, a strong Class AA program.
“Definitely been a more challenging season than I thought, but I’m enjoying the challenge.” Brooker said.
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GMC (8-4) is ranked second in Class A, just behind Tattnall Square. Brooker pointed to close losses that should help the team down the line.
“We’re getting better every game we play,” she said. “I want them to have high expectations for themselves, make adjustments as they go and learn from every game.”
GMC beat Glascock County 8-0 in its most recent game, and there is about a month until championships will be decided.
“In the short run, it’s tough, but when you win one of those games, it’s a big confidence-booster,” Brooker said of her team’s tough schedule.