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Southland Lady Raiders to face Westfield in first round of GISA State Playoffs

AMERICUS – The Southland Academy Lady Raider Softball Team was scheduled to play its final game of the regular season at home against Windsor Academy on Wednesday, October 6, but due to inclement weather, the game has been canceled.

Therefore, the Lady Raiders will now turn their attention to the Westfield Lady Hornets, whom they will face in the first round of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AAA Softball State Playoffs on Saturday, October 9 at the Westfield School in Perry, GA.

The Lady Raiders finished the regular season with an overall record of 9-10 and finished in third place in the Region 3-AAA standings with a record of 3-6. They will have a daunting challenge ahead of them, as they will face a Westfield team that has won four straight softball state championships. The Lady Hornets finished the regular season with an overall record of 19-1 and finished at the top of the Region 4-AAA standings with a record of 11-1. Their lone loss came at the hands of Briarwood Academy, who defeated the Lady Hornets 5-2 on Saturday, September 11.

It will be a best-of three-games series between the two teams in the first round on Saturday, October 9 at the Westfield softball complex. Game 1 will begin at 11 a.m., followed by Game 2 at 1 p.m. If a third and deciding game is necessary, it will be played on Monday, October 11 at 5 p.m.