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Lee County softball ready for return to Elite 8

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - The Lee County Lady Trojan softball team is no longer just satisfied with making the GHSA AAAA Elite 8 in Columbus.

The Lady Trojans want to take the next step and make run for their first state title in fast pitch softball.

The Lady Trojans are in AAAA final 8  for the third straight year.

Unfortunately for Lee County, they were unable to win a game in their first two trips to the double elimination finals.

Head coach Lynn Avery says her team did score some runs in last year's trip to Columbus.

A sign her Lady Trojans are making the adjustment to the tougher competition.

Lee County is counting on their past tournament experience to help a team with five seniors in their lineup.

Senior Rachel Hatch said. "We really have nothing to lose this time. We just want to go up there and all we can do is gain something. If we win one more, we will be the record for all of Lee County softball."

Senior Hailey Knight said "It would be pretty big. Because nobody expects a south team to play because we are not supposed to be as good as northern teams. It would be big for a southern team to win."

Lee County will play at 3:30 p.m. in Columbus against Northwest Whitfield.

Four area teams are in action at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

In AA, Cook High plays Dade County and Berrien opens against Rockmart.

In Class A, Schley County plays Eagles Landing Christian Academy and Bacon County will face Excel Christian.

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