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Local teams eliminated from state softball playoffs
by Greg Oshust
October 31, 2013 10:07 AM | 1444 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>
Pace's Sarah Jacobson takes a swing at the ball during the opening game of the Knights' first-round Class A private school state playoff series with Darlington last Wednesday.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Pace's Sarah Jacobson takes a swing at the ball during the opening game of the Knights' first-round Class A private school state playoff series with Darlington last Wednesday.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>
Pace's Lauren Hadley attempts to make a play at second base during the opening game of the Knights' first-round Class A private school state playoff series with Darlington last Wednesday.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Pace's Lauren Hadley attempts to make a play at second base during the opening game of the Knights' first-round Class A private school state playoff series with Darlington last Wednesday.
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The high school softball season came to an end for area teams after losing in the in the GHSA state softball playoffs last week.

Marist (Class AAAA) and Lovett (AA) lost their second-round series, while Pace, Holy Innocents’ and Mount Vernon Presbyterian fell in the first round of the Class A private school playoffs.

Marist (20-12) saw its postseason run end after being swept in two games by Northwest Whitfield in the second round of the AAAA playoffs last Wednesday.

The War Eagles lost the first game 6-0 and then fell 4-2 in the second contest.

Lovett (12-17-1) found its postseason to be short-lived as well after being swept in two games by Calhoun last Wednesday.

The Lions lost the first game 11-8, though they scored four runs in the seventh inning to close the gap at the end.

It was all Calhoun in game two as the Lady Jackets shut out Lovett 10-0 to complete the sweep and end the Lions’ season.

Pace (22-10) fell short of a second consecutive trip to Columbus in a row after losing to Darlington 2-1 in their best-of-three series.

The Knights won the opening game 14-12 last Wednesday, scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning to erase an 8-4 deficit.

Pace lost the second game 9-6 as it jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Darlington scored eight runs in the second to clinch the win and even the series at one game apiece.

The Knights won the opening game 14-12 and lost the second contest 9-6 last Wednesday.

It was Darlington that came out on top in the third and deciding contest.

The Tigers scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning to erase a 3-2 Pace lead. Sarah Werner hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth and the Knights added another run in the sixth to close the gap at the end.

Holy Innocents’ (17-11) also fell short of a trip to Columbus as it lost in two games to George Walton in its Class A private school second-round series last Wednesday.

The Golden Bears lost the opening game 6-0 and then fell short again with a 7-5 loss in the second contest.

Ciel Rodriguez, Brittany Rottner, Rebecca Maitski and Patterson Williams had three hits each in the two-game series to lead Holy Innocents’ at the plate.

Mount Vernon (17-14) saw its first GHSA state softball playoff appearance come to an end with a two-game sweep at the hands of Strong Rock Christian, which won both contests 9-4.



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