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Excel improves playoff positioning with win at Darlington

Excel Christian Academy

Excel Christian scored four runs in the top of the fifth to break open a tight game at Darlington Thursday evening on their way to a 6-1 victory.

Lady Eagles’ pitchers, Hannah Lee and Taylor Gibson, limited Darlington to a single, unearned run and only two hits. Lee (5 IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 8K) picked up the win. Gibson (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1K) closed out the victory in the circle and earned a save.

Lee had three for Excel. Brighton McCollum (RBI) collected two hits. Landry McCollum doubled with two RBIs. Lindsey Mauldin (RBI), Whitney Harris (RBI), Taylor Gibson (RBI), Kalli Beth Scheff (double), Aliza Baker, and Rachel Parrott had the other Excel hits.

ECA (9-13) closes out its regular season slate Monday with a home game against Mt. Zion-Carroll at 5:30pm.

Excel was rated 22nd in the most recent GHSA power ratings for Class A Private schools. The victory over Darlington should help with those ratings. The top 24 teams qualify for the state playoffs.

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