Lady Jackets Playing for the Ring
Most of you should remember the exciting run at state Coach Quinn and the Lady Jackets softball team made last year. The girls played for the state championship, but fell short against J.L. Mann. It’s playoff time again, and according to senior Megan Miller “this time second place isn’t going to cut it.”
The Lady Jackets entered the playoffs with an impressive 21-3 record, including a 9-1 record in the region. Thursday night, Fort Dorchester came down to Riverview Park and took a 1-0 loss to give North Augusta a 1-0 start in the playoffs. Senior pitcher Sydney Seigler was lights out and the squad played perfect defense as usual.
Saturday, the Lady Jackets traveled to Wando. Unfortunately, the team took a loss on the road. Seigler quoted after the game, “We played very good defensively but not so good at the plate. We have to do better hitting and making adjustments to win state.” Due to the loss, North Augusta cannot afford to lose again in the playoffs.
Back at home Monday, Fort Dorchester returned to Riverview Park. It was a long ride home for the Patriots because the Lady Jackets looked like they were playing for the Olympic gold medal. Sydney Seigler pitched a shutout, and led the team to a 10-0 victory. Seigler also hit a bomb over the fence that assured Fort Dorchester they didn’t have a chance. Senior Katie Shreve and sophomore Kaleigh Busbee also hit the ball very well for the Jackets.
Wednesday night, Coach Quinn takes the team back down to Charleston to face Wando. The Lady Jackets must beat Wando twice to keep advancing in the playoffs. Expect the atmosphere to be intense and the scoreboard to be on fire as North Augusta continues their quest for the state championship.