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Softball preview: Woodstock at South Forsyth
Lady War Eagles host Lady Wolverines in Class AAAAAA first round
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Sophomore pitcher Katherine Huey and South Forsyth host a Class AAAAAA first round series for the second straight season Wednesday against Woodstock. - photo by Micah Green

Woodstock at South Forsyth

When, where: Wednesday, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., Thursday TBA (if necessary) at Fast Pitch Lane in Cumming.

Records, rankings, seedings: Woodstock is 14-14 overall, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AAAAAA and unranked; South is 20-5-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAAAAA and ranked No. 9.

What to know: The good news for South this year? The Lady War Eagles miss Gwinnett County in the first round of the state playoffs (South fell in two games to Grayson in the opening round last season). The bad news? If they get past Woodstock, the No. 3 team in Georgia, Brookwood, likely awaits. A Sept. 25 region loss to Johns Creek in which South was missing its top two pitchers, Katherine Huey (on a college visit to Purdue) and Kara Bilodeau, might have kept the Lady War Eagles from a shot at the No. 1 seed. South coach Ronnie Davis likes that combination of Huey and Bilodeau—Huey typically starts and Bilodeau throws hard when needed.

Stephanie and Emily Harris are consistent threats at the top of the order for South, while Huey, Bilodeau and Bianca Mora came up with big run-scoring hits at various times this season for the Lady War Eagles. Woodstock scored 128 runs in 28 games but allowed 113; South scored 177 while allowing just 73 runs in 27 games. Out of common opponents, Woodstock lost to Buford, 7-0, and beat North Forsyth, 4-3; South fell to Buford, 10-9, and beat North Forsyth twice, 9-1 and 8-0.

Who’s next: The winner will play the Mountain View-Brookwood winner.