GSW Softball and Baseball headed to conference playoffs

First time both baseball and softball have reached Peach Belt Playoffs together

GSW Softball and Baseball headed to conference playoffs
(Source: WALB)

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - In just a year, the Georgia Southwestern baseball team has found their way back into the conference tournament.

And they did so by making history.

The Canes punched their ticket to the Peach Belt Conference tournament over the weekend.

Finding conference win number 14, making that the most conference wins, since entering the PBC in 2007.

With this momentum behind them, the Canes are ready for the next step.

“It feels good," said junior outfielder Jonathan Martin. "Everybody out here works hard every day. Coach puts us in a very good position to win every day. It feels good. Especially not having it last year and then making it this year and hopefully turn it into something that is expected every year.”

“A lot of hungry Seniors and a lot of hungry Juniors, who after last year, we’re going to let that happen again," said Sophomore pitcher Harrison Timberlake. "We’re just hungry dogs in a race so we’re ready to go.”

The Canes will head to St. Augustine on May 10th for the first round.

Along with the baseball, stands the softball team.

Seems South Georgia will be busy at the college level this post season.

The Lady Canes are coming off their most successful regular season as well.

This is the first time that both the baseball and softball teams have reached the playoffs together.

When it comes to those seasons in the future, the Canes know that more is expected, then just reaching the playoffs.

“We all expect that from now on," said junior pitcher Kayla Kerr. "There isn’t no, oh we hope to go into the tournament, it’s oh we better make it into the tournament. It was a great feeling to provide those ten wins for her.”

“Being coach Nicki’s only second year here she has a lot to teach and we have a lot to learn," said junior second basman Aimee Oglesby. "But I think the only way we’re going to go up is by buying into her program and working hard for her because at the end of the day she knows what she’s talking about and she’s here to help us get better.”

The Lady Canes will be heading out Thursday and will play Columbus State on Friday.

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