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— See a photo gallery of Thursday and Friday action on The Madison County Journal Facebook page
Will the Madison County Red Raiders and soon-to-retire head coach Doug Kesler make the trek back up Hwy. 85 with the school’s first softball state championship trophy Saturday?
The team enters Saturday’s action with that goal still alive. The next step in that journey is a 9 a.m. matchup with Wayne County at the South Commons Softball Complex.
Madison County advanced to Saturday’s action with a 5-1 victory over Perry Friday evening, following a rain delay of over five hours.
But the soggy conditions didn’t dampen the Raider offense. The girls from Danielsville jumped on top early and never trailed.
Ivie Drake walked to lead off the game, then stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and crossed the plate on a bunt by Dani Lucas, giving Madison County a 1-0 lead.