The Banks County Lady Leopards ended out their regular season last week with a 5-1 win over AA newcomer Walnut Grove. The Walnut Grove Warriors are in their second year and this was the first meeting between Banks County and Walnut Grove.
The final region win moved Banks County into a 7-2 region record and 18-7 overall as the Lady Leopards started the region 8AA tournament this week. Banks begins in second place in 8AA. The final standings for the 8B-AA sub-region had North Oconee in first going 9-0 in region play, followed by Banks, Walnut Grove, Jefferson, East Jackson and Oglethorpe.
Banks County split a double header Tuesday with Jefferson, as the Lady Dragons won the first game 1-0 and Banks rallied to dominate in the second game with a 10-2 victory. The deciding game three starts Wednesday at 5 p.m.
If the Lady Leopards can win the series, it will guarantee Banks a spot in the state playoffs.
Coming up, if Banks defeats Jefferson, is the second round of the region tourney at Dawson County on Saturday. The double elimination tournament will decide seeding for the state playoffs.
For more on the Walnut Grove game, see the Oct. 7 edition of The Banks County News.
Hayley Baird stretches out the bat during Tuesday’s double header against Jefferson. Photo by Justin Poole
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