“We’re real excited and energized about this tournament,” Excel head coach Chad Parker said. “It feels real good. We came down here and figured out a few things about ourselves and learned how to compete at a high level.”
The Lady Eagles lost to a pair of Class AAAAA schools Friday in Camden County and Kell, and a Class AAAAAA school in North Cobb. Excel was close throughout each game and even held a lead against Camden County through the first four innings. The Lady Eagles also played Kell close, falling 7-6.
Although Excel lost the three games against the higher
classification schools, the team took some positive momentum into Saturday’s games with Class A schools.
Excel defeated Savannah Country Day, 10-2, in the first game. The Lady Eagles racked up nine hits and took advantage of four Savannah Country Day errors.
Savannah Sewell had more hits, three, than Savannah Country Day had in the game, which was two. Sewell pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing one hit and one earned run to go along with six strikeouts. One of her three hits at the plate was a double.
Aliza Baker then pitched a scoreless 2 1/3 innings with one hit allowed and five strikeouts to finish the game.
At the plate for Excel, Rachel Parrott hit a double and a home run and had four RBIs in the game.
Lindsey Mauldin also had two hits for the Lady Eagles.
Excel’s second game of the day came against Savannah Christian and the Lady Eagles won by a score of 3-2.
Mauldin had three hits and Parrott had two for Excel.
Baker pitched four innings, allowed one hit and struck out four in the win.
Excel is now 5-9 on the season and will return to region play at home against Trion on Tuesday.