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Chamblee Softball Ends the Season With a Bang

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Photo of the Chamblee varsity softball team at Super Regionals, Provided by Mackenzie Cassidy

In October, the Chamblee softball team played in Columbus against Statesboro High School and Northside Columbus High School for Super Regionals. While the Bulldogs may have not made it to the elite eight and the state tournament, they did make it to the sweet sixteen.

Their showing at the Super Regionals was a pleasant cap to a successful season, which ended with a winning record of 23 wins, five losses, and one tie. 

I mean, we lost to Northside, but they’re really really good. I think we played well. We just weren’t good enough,” said Rachel Axelson (‘25), the catcher for the team.

Chamblee’s softball team played four games at Super Regionals: two wins against Statesboro High School, and two against Northside Columbus High School, which were losses.

Statesboro, we handled them pretty easily. I would say we struggled a little bit more with Northside Columbus. We couldn’t get our offense going in the first game, but in the second game we were starting to get more hits,” said Mackenzie Cassidy (‘24), one of the three captains on the team.

The team beat Statesboro in their first game on Monday, October 16, to start off strong with the Bulldogs securing the win ending with a final score of 5-1. After they won against the Statesboro Blue Devils, they went on to play against the Northside Patriots later that day. The team fought hard against the Patriots, but unfortunately lost 8-0. 

“The first game against Columbus was definitely humbling. They were really good. We hadn’t really faced a team with that good of pitching all season. And honestly, I am proud of how we performed in the first game, ” said Shea Parker (‘24), one of the other Chamblee captains.

The next day, October 17, the Bulldogs came back to Columbus to fight their hardest to make it to the state tournament. Again, they won against Statesboro, securing the win 11-3. 

“I played great against Statesboro, I hit two singles and two runs batted in,” said Julia Mansour (‘24), another captain of the softball team.

After their first game on the second day, they moved on to play Northside Columbus High School. The Bulldogs fought hard against the Patriots, but were unable to hold them and lost 4-0.

 “I could definitely tell that everybody saw what they could work on, really practiced hard, and improved,” said Elena Smith (‘25). 

“It was fun and it was unexpected, I didn’t think we knew that we were going to be that good and we were, except for Decatur. That’ll be a regret forever,” said Ava Pellettieri (‘25).

The Bulldogs lost both their games against Decatur High School, who won their Region during the regular season. The Chamblee Team still won second in the region to Decatur, who holds the title of regional champions for this Softball season.

The Chamblee Softball Team had a strong, winning season overall and despite their loss, the team is very proud of how they played throughout the season. The Bulldogs ended their season strong, and made it to the sweet sixteen for the third year in a row to make their school proud.

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Erin Myers-Beck
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Erin Myers-Beck (‘26) is a sophomore and a Staff Writer in Blue and Gold. In five years she hopes to be in college far away from Georgia and everyone she knows. Her three favorite things are iced lattes, cheese, and Australia.
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