Posted: Sunday, September 30th 2012 at 8:09am
Softball: Jefferson, Union advance to 8-AA finals
By staff reports
JEFFERSON – The Jefferson girls softball team continued its strong play at the end of the season taking a pair of impressive wins over Social Circle Saturday in the Region 8-AA Tournament.
The Lady Dragons beat the Lady Indians 8-0 and 7-0 in the best-of-three semifinal series to advance to the championship round on Thursday. They will take on Union County, who whipped Washington-Wilkes in the other semifinal series, in Blairsville.
Jefferson (16-14) has won 12 of its last 16 overall since beginning region play. Union County (17-10) came in ranked fourth in Class AA.
Union County won two of the three meetings 9-7 and 3-2 with Jefferson during the regular season. Jefferson won the last meeting earlier this month 3-2 in eight innings.
Morgan McKinney was the winning pitcher for both games allowing just three hits and fanning 12 in 10 innings on work. Emily Holman got the save in the second game for Jefferson.
Meagan Faulkner three hits and three RBI and Ashley Boyd had two hits and two RBI in Game 1. Boyd had two hits and two RBI in Game 2 to lead the Lady Dragons.
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