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SOFTBALL: Georgia Dream alive at Series

The Georgia Dream

The Georgia Dream competed in the “Georgia World Series” in Toccoa on Saturday and will continue play today.

The travel softball team — comprised of players from Northwest Georgia — played three games the first day of the tournament, posting a 1-1-1 record.

The Dream earned a 12-11 win over the Cedartown Fusion in their first elimination game Saturday.

Jessica Arnold helped to carry the Dream offensively with a grand slam.

She also had a single that pushed in the winning run with two outs in the final inning.

Taylor Brasselton contributed with a two-run homer. Casey Padgett scored the tying run in the fourth and the winning run in the final inning.

The Dream roster includes players from multiple local schools:

l Armuchee’s Allison Acker and Lindsey Smith;

l Pepperell’s Erika Rick-man, Bailey Jackson, Arnold and Padgett;

l Rome High’s Lindsey Touchstone, Hannah Abbott, Megan Harrell, Sarah Franklin, Tashira Welch;

l Coosa’s Callie Wilson;

l Model’s Kayla Merritt;

l Woodland’s Brasselton.

The Dream will continue with elimination play today and is guaranteed a minimum of two more games.