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      Albany State Softball Claims SIAC Championship

      Albany State softball faced nearly impossible odds after one game in the SIAC Tournament.

      After losing its playoff opener to Fort Valley State Thursday, the Lady Rams refocused and rededicated themselves to winning. On Sunday, it paid off in a SIAC Championship.

      The Albany State softball team battled through a loser TMs bracket gauntlet of six games in two days for the SIAC crown, defeating Miles College twice 16-9 and 15-9.

      The Lady Rams claimed their first conference softball championship since 2010 and will advance to a Division II Regional.

      It was a blessing to do what we did, ASU head coach Robert Skinner said over the champion cheers of his Lady Rams.

      The Albany State bats certainly gave Coach Skinner a reason to be thankful. The Lady Rams poured out 36 home runs during the four-day tournament to put the season power total at 81

      They executed the plan precisely and handled the pressure perfectly, Coach Skinner said.