The start of the Madison County Middle School softball was as successful as it was eventful.
The team picked up three wins and played in two extra-inning games over the weekend to win the Northeast Georgia Middle School Classic.
Stephens County hosted the event.
Madison County opened with a nine-inning, 4-3 win over West Jackson Friday and followed that with a 7-0 stomping of Franklin County Saturday to advance to the finals.
There, the Mustangs again faced West Hall, which fought out of the losers’ bracket to earn the rematch.
Madison County dropped the first finals contest, falling 4-3 in a 10-inning game. However, the Mustangs turned around and won the “if necessary” game 5-1 to clinch the title.
“Strong pitching and timely hitting were the keys to the weekend success,” said coach Phillip Archer, who’s in his first year with the program.