High school softball filled Columbia County in a big way over the weekend as 22 teams played at four separate venues in Greenbrier High School’s 2013 Mark Moseley Diamond Classic.
“There are good teams from all over the state of Georgia (here) and it gives us a chance to see some other teams, especially from other classifications like Parkview right there, (a) 6A team,” said Greenbrier head coach Garrett Black, whose Lady Wolfpack downed the Lady Panthers 8-0. “It’s good not only for us, but Evans, Lakeside, Grovetown and Harlem as well.”
Greenbrier won twice on Friday and won its first two Saturday afternoon before facing Parkview.
Kirsten Titus (10-2) threw a one-hitter and the Lady Wolfpack (14-3) swept the weekend, exploding for eight fourth-inning runs in the win.
Grovetown’s Lady Warriors hoped to shake off two losses from the tournament’s opening night on Friday, but fell to the Class AAAA South Effingham Mustangs 7-1.
The Lady Warriors (7-11) surrendered five runs in the first two innings before settling down. They got a run back in the third inning on an RBI single by Maggie Haney, but that was all they could muster.
Head coach Jeff Davis was glad his team was part of the tournament.
“We had a tough schedule and we played some good competition,” Davis said.
The Harlem Lady Bulldogs (16-6) beat Savannah Christian 5-2 in eight innings Friday, lost 14-3 to Class AAA Franklin County and fell 2-1 in eight innings to Georgia Military College at home on Saturday.
Calling Georgia Military College the best team they’ll face all year, Lady Bulldogs coach Mike Leverett went with Amber Garrett (12-5). They went into extras tied at 1 and couldn’t hold off the other Lady Bulldogs.
“Amber threw her heart out,” Leverett said.
Reach Scott Rouch at (706) 863-6165