CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND CAPSULE
Franklin County (21-13) at Calhoun (24-8)
SERIES INFO: The series will begin with a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. If a Game 3 is necessary, it will be played on Thursday with a time TBA.
SEEDS: Calhoun is the No. 1 seed from Region 6-AAA; Franklin County is the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAA.
STATE RANKINGS: Calhoun – No. 2 in the MaxPreps Class AAA rankings; Franklin County – No. 11.
CALHOUN INFO: The Lady Jackets have now won eight straight games going into the second round, including sweeps in all three rounds of the Region 6-AAA Playoffs and the first round of the Class AAA State Tournament, which came in the form 19-0 and 16-0 wins over Cedar Grove. …They are aiming for their fifth straight trip to the Elite Eight in Columbus and are in the second round for the sixth straight season. … The pitching staff led by starters Maggie McBrayer and Blair Hall have now thrown seven shutouts this season after adding two more in the first round, and the offense has now scored 52 runs in their last four games.
FRANKLIN COUNTY INFO: The Lady Lions have won eight of their last 11 games entering the series, including sweeping North Hall (8-1, 14-3) in the first round. …They are looking to make it back to the Elite Eight in Columbus for the second time in the last three seasons, but it was Calhoun who eliminated them with a sweep in the first round last season. …Franklin County’s offense has scored eight or more runs 14 times this season, and their pitchers have allowed two or fewer runs 12 times.