GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.
The Greyhounds offensive firepower was too much for the Mustangs as they won 7-3 and 9-0.
South Effingham had given up, on average, just three runs per game.
“They countered us with their team speed,” Mustangs coach Chuck Smith said. “That really hurt us when it was all said and done.”
South Effingham is no stranger to the Greyhounds.
“We beat them last year,” Smith said. “We go back and forth. "They beat us and then we beat them. They are very well coached.
"We haven’t seen anything like their overall team speed all year and it put a lot of pressure on us. They got the bunts where they needed to get them down to. There were some excellent bunts.”
Smith said he’s forever grateful for his team.
“You’re looking at one freshman, juniors and sophomores and one senior,” he said. “Twenty-four and eight is not a bad season. I hate to see it end, but they countered us really well. Their small ball and their speed really hurt us and put us in bad spots.
"We had a great year. We got really close and you always hate to see it end.”
See the Oct. 25 edition of the Effingham Herald for more details.