The pressure was on Wednesday evening as Madison County hosted Northwest Whitefield in the second round of the state playoffs.
In the first game the Red Raiders defeated the Bruins 8-3 after seven innings. In game two, it was a nail-biter finish as Madison County held onto a two run lead as Northwest Whitefield got runners on third and second. Madison County win 3-1.
Madison County will advance to the Elite Eight and head to Columbus to play Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m against the winner of Wayne County vs Union Grove.
See next week's Madison County Journal for more softball news.
The team rushes the field to celebrate the win. Justin Poole/staff
Coach Dough Kesler hugs Olivia Duncan after the game. Kesler told the team that every member accomplished a the victory and earned their way to Columbus.