This is great for the community and I love it, but it also gets us ready for what we need at the end of year.South Effingham coach Chuck Smith
SPRINGFIELD — The Effingham County-South Effingham softball rivalry is about to be played on its grandest stage.
The Lady Mustangs (14-4) and Lady Rebels (11-4) will collide Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Josh Reddick Stadium at the Clarence E. Morgan Complex. The recently completed $1 million stadium features artificial turf, state-of-the-art dugouts, a large electronic scoreboard and a giant red wall that is tempting for left-handed batters.
"It's going to be the third time (we've played this season) and it's going to be something different," South Effingham coach Chuck Smith said. "I feel like we will have a good crowd there."
The Lady Mustangs beat the Lady Rebels 11-0 in Springfield. They also topped them 3-1 on Aug. 14.
"This is great for the community and I love it, but it also gets us ready for what we need at the end of year," Smith said. "What I'm excited about is that it will be a another great atmosphere and another great game for us go get ready for our real season, which is the region (playoffs). This will help us get ready for what we need at the end of the year."
Effingham County coach Johnny Coleman's team is also excited about playing at Josh Reddick Stadium.
"We look forward to playing on that field. I think all the girls do," he said.
Coleman gave an approving nod of the "The Redd Monster," a 12-foot wall in right field.
"It would be hard not to try (hitting one over it)," he said.
Part of the proceeds from the game will be donated to CURE.