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Union Grove still alive at state softball tournament

From Staff Reports

The Union Grove Lady Wolverines are one game away from playing for the Class AAAA state softball title.

All the Lady Wolverines have to do is beat Greenbrier in a loser's bracket game today in Columbus and they will play Jones County in the championship series.

Union Grove won twice Friday in the loser's bracket games, beating Creekview 7-2 and Madison County 8-4.

It was the second time during the tournament that Union Grove beat top-ranked Madison County. In the opeing game of the tournament, the Lady Wolverines beat Madison County 4-0.

It will also be the second time they have played Greenbrier. Greenbrier sent Union Grove to the loser's bracket Thursday with a 2-1 win.

Union Grove had to come from behind the beat Madison County. Behind home runs from Brittney Willbanks and Jordan Corbin, the Lady Wolverines overcame a 4-0 deficit, scoring five runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to keep their season alive.

The season ended for Strong Rock Friday afternoon with a 9-5 loss to Bryan County in the Class A tournament.

Strong Rock, which was in its first season competing in the Georgia High School Association, finished the season with a 21-13 record.

The Lady Patriots went 1-2 at the Elite 8, beating Savannah Christian before falling 1-0 against Savannah Christian to set up its must-win situation against Bryan County.