Marist Softball will be returning to Columbus for the Championship Series by sweeping visiting Cairo 2-1 ands 4-0 in the 2nd Round of the AAAA State Playoffs Wednesday afternoon. Marist will play the winner of the Oconee County / Perry series - yet to be decided, in Columbus on Thursday (Oct 24).
Marist (24-4) faced a tough Cairo (18-11) that was the #2-Seed from Region 1-AAAA in South Georgia in the 2nd Round Best-of-3 Series. In Game 1, senior pitcher Lexi Van Metre allowed only 2 hits and struck out 9 in the win and was also the clutch hitter as her sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 7th inning brought home Kaky Linnihan with the winning run. Her sacrifice fly in the 5th inning scored the Lady War Eagles first run that tied the game.
In the second game, pitcher Ashley Haertel also allowed on 2 Cairo hits and struck out 5 as Marist scored all 4 runs in the 5th inning for the win and earn the trip to Columbus.
Caroline Chipman '17, current soccer player at the University of Georgia has been named a recipient of the 2019-2020 Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award. This award is presented to the male and female student-athletes with the highest grade point average upon entering the fall semester of his or her senior year, based upon academic hour rather than eligibility.