The Lady Leopards’ softball season is drawing to a close with the last game of the regular season being played on Wednesday.
Today (Wednesday) Banks County hosts Dawson County in the final game and senior night. The game was rescheduled from this coming Thursday due to the number of Homecoming activities and festival, according to school officials.
The three seniors on the team, Laura Rose Pickens, Courtney Entrekin and Brooke Harris have helped mold the team into shape this season.
Banks County is 13-9, 5-4 heading into the final region showdown. Dawson County is also 5-4 in the region and Banks needs the win to remain in the third place spot in the sub-region standings.
Game time is set for 5 p.m. Senior recognition will be held after the game.
On Tuesday, the Lady Leopards defeated Rabun County in a 6-2 showing.
The breakout inning for Banks County was in the bottom of the fourth. Banks County was tied 2-2 with Rabun and Sara Holloway opened at bat.
Holloway hit a solid double, and Toni Mullins came in to run for her. Next at bat, Entrekin hit a single and made it to second base as Rabun overthrew the ball to the base.
With a runner on third and second, Lexi Goodwin hit a solid single to drive in both runners. Madison Franklin would join her on base after a single. Goodwin and Franklin scored as Taylor Kennedy hit a single for the two RBIs.
With Banks ahead 6-2, it fell to the defense to hold off Rabun for the remainder of the game.
On the mound, Harris pitched a complete game for four strikeouts, two walks, and allowing five hits for two earned runs.
Covering first base, Pickens made several tags. In the outfield, it was a top of sixth, diving catch by Morgan Cox which spurred a cheer from the coaches and the Leopards’ dugout and, “Are you kidding me,” from the Rabun batter.