Troup softball team ready for tourney
Published 1:11 am Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Kevin Eckleberry
It’s decision time for the Troup Lady Tigers.
Troup, after finishing fifth in Region 5-AAAA during the regular season, will be on the road against fourth-seeded Cartersville today as the region softball tournament gets started.
They’ll play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m., and if needed, a third and deciding game in the best-of-three series would be on Monday.
The winner of the series will qualify for the state tournament, while the loser will see its season come to a close.
LaGrange will be at home for a series in the Region 5-AAAA tournament.
LaGrange, which finished third in the region, will host sixth-seeded Cedartown on Monday, and they’ll play a doubleheader at 5 p.m., with the if game scheduled for Tuesday.
The region’s top two teams, Central-Carroll and Chapel Hill, will play next week for the region championship.
Cartersville won both of the regular-season meetings against Troup.
They played a doubleheader at Troup on Sept. 9, with Cartersville winning the opening game 4-2 before completing the sweep with a 7-0 victory.
Troup (9-13 overall) finished with a 4-8 region record, while Cartersville (8-14 overall) went 5-7 in region play.
LaGrange beat Cedartown twice in the regular season.
After winning the first game 3-0, LaGrange rallied from a four-run deficit to win 8-4 at Cedartown.
LaGrange (16-9 overall) finished 8-4 in the region, while Cedartown (8-14) went 4-8.