By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Lady Mustangs on cusp of berth in Elite 8
South Effingham's ReAnn McCloy lays down a bunt for a single in the second game against Griffin on Saturday. - photo by Photo by Gilbert Miller

GUYTON — South Effingham’s softball team took down Griffin 16-1 in both games of Saturday’s best-of-three Class AAAAA first-round playoff series.

Each game ended because of the mercy rule.

“Everybody got hits,” Lady Mustangs coach Chuck Smith. “Hailey (Pinette) had a home run. We had kids with multiple hits, scoring tons of runs.”

A real postseason test will come Wednesday at 4 p.m. as South Effingham hosts Harris County. Smith said it’s fair to say the two squads are evenly matched.

“Harris is a great program,” Smith said. “They have a great tradition. It should be a good game to watch.

“They are a lot like us. We just have to do what we’ve been doing.”

The Mustangs are hoping to take full advantage of their home field. Not having to travel and being comfortable in their own environment is a huge plus during the postseason, Smith said.

With the biggest series of the season in front of them, the Lady Mustangs are looking to take care of business. The goal is simple: survive and advance.

South Effingham’s season ended in the second round last year with a loss to Jones County.

“The Elite Eight is what you want (to get to),” Smith said. “If you get there, you have a shot at the ultimate prize and that’s what we want. 

“That’s what we’ve been going for all year.”