The Appling Christian Academy softball team traveled to Valdosta for a best two-out-of three series. Their opponent was the Peoples Baptist Knights of McDonough. In game one, the Lady Eagles came out slugging and posted four runs in the top of the first. In the bottom of the first inning, the Lady Knights answered with two runs of their own, making the score 4-2. The next five innings turned into a pitching duel, with neither team scoring a single run. With the game still in doubt and the Lady Eagles holding a slim two run lead, the Lady Eagles were able to score an insurance run in the top of the seventh to take a 5-2 lead. From there, pitcher Lindsey Johnson would close the door on the Lady Knights and secure the win in game one.
In game two, both teams continued to play excellent defense behind some great pitching. The Lady Eagles came to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning holding a 1-0 lead. Natalie Wiggins lead off with a single followed by a bunt single from Kate Vinson. The next batter, Lindsey Johnson, followed the two singles with a three-run homerun over the left field fence, giving the Lady Eagles a 4-0 lead. The Lady Eagles would post three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and close out the series with a 7-0 victory.
After the game, Coach Brian Brazzell said the Lady Eagles played their best defensive games of the year. Behind a strong pitching performance from Lindsey Johnson, who was named MVP of the series, the Lady Eagles played both games without committing a single error. This is the Lady Eagles fourth state championship in the past five years.