RTCA Plays In State Playoffs
The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Lady Crusaders softball team played in the GIAA State Playoffs last week. They had a tough draw in the first round against eventual State Champion Crisp Academy. They bounced back in the loser’s bracket against Fullington Academy only to be beaten again by Crisp in the next round.
In the Crusaders' opening game, they faced the Wildcats of Crisp. Crisp took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the game and were on top 2-0 after two innings. In the bottom of the third inning, the Wildcats broke the game open with five runs to lead 7-0 over the Crusaders. Crisp closed out the game in the fourth inning with four more runs and held in the top of the fifth to win the game by the run rule, 11-0.
RTCA bounced back with a solid game against Fullington Academy in the losers’ bracket. RTCA led 1-0 after the first inning and were up 2-1 after the second.
RTCA scored one run in the third inning and another in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead over the Trojans. RTCA pulled ahead in the fifth inning as they plated four more runs to lead the game 8-1. The Crusaders kept Fullington scoreless in the sixth and seventh to win the game by that score, 8- 1.
Crisp took a tough loss to Thomas Jefferson in the second round of the tournament, sending them into the losers’ bracket for a rematch with the Crusaders. In the top of the first inning RTCA jumped out with two runs to take the early lead, but in the bottom of the frame Crisp put six runs on the board to hold a 6-2 lead. RTCA added a run in the top of the second inning to close the lead to 6-3, but four more runs from Crisp in the third inning put them on top 10-3 over RTCA. Crisp scored one more in the fourth inning on the way to an 11-3 win over the Crusaders. RTCA finished the season with a 13-10-1 record.