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  • Kalyn Jinks connects with a pitch in region tournament action Saturday against East Jackson.
    Kalyn Jinks connects with a pitch in region tournament action Saturday against East Jackson.

Lady Lions to play for region title today

The Franklin County Lady Lions will play for the Region 8AAA championship this afternoon in Jefferson.

Franklin will face either Jefferson or Jackson County at 4 p.m.

The Lady Lions will have to be beaten twice to lose the championship.

Franklin County advanced to the title game Tuesday by beating both Jefferson and Jackson County in the double-elimination championship bracket of the region tournament.

The Lady Lions came into the tournament as the No. 4 seed. Franklin swept East Jackson Saturday to advance to the championship bracket.

Tuesday’s victories mean that Franklin can finish no worse than second in the region. That means the Lady Lions will host a first-round state playoff series.

“We can finish no lower than the second seed for the state tournament and will host at least one round, which is a program goal,” he said. “In years past, we talked about making the playoffs. Now, we talk about hosting and creating the best path to Columbus and competing at the state level. Our girls and coaches are serious about leaving a legacy for future teams. Having high expectations are good for the program and meeting those expectations are even better. We are excited about displaying our team, our facilities and our school and you can’t do that without playing at home.”

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