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Four Lady Raiders make GISA All-Region and All-State Teams

AMERICUS – In spite of the difficult situation with the COVID-19 virus, The Southland Academy Girls’ Softball Team was still able to have another successful season in 2020. Even though the Lady Raiders had an overall record of 8-11 and finished in fifth place in the Region 3-AAA standings at 4-6, they were still able to qualify for the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Class AAA State Playoffs.

Southland Academy senior shortstop Holly McCain was named to both the G All-Region Team and the GISA Class AAA All-State Team for her performance during the 2020 season.
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Much of the Lady Raiders’ success can be attributed to the performances of four seniors: Pitcher & Catcher Sara Beth Storey, Shortstop Holly McCain, First Baseman Reese Roland and Catcher/Outfielder Katie Rogers.

Southland Academy senior first baseman Reese Roland earned All-Region honors for her performance during the 2020 season.
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These four seniors led the Lady Raiders to their successful season in 2020 and have contributed mightily to the SAR softball program over the last four years. As a result, the GISA has seen fit to “give honor to whom honor is due”.

The GISA recently announced recipients for All-Region and All-State honors.

Southland Academy senior first baseman Reese Roland earned All-Region honors for her performance during the 2020 season.
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All four of these SAR seniors were named to the Region 3-AAA All-Region Team, while two of them, Sara Beth Storey and Holly McCain, were named to the GISA AAA 2020 All-State Team.

At the plate, Storey batted .385 with 16 RBIs, while McCain tallied a batting average of .400 and drove in a total of nine RBIs on the season. Rogers led the team in RBIs with 19 and batted .321, and Roland drove in 14 RBIs for the season and batted .326.