For Albany State softball, there's no better way to clinch the SIAC's top seed than against rival, Fort Valley State.
The Lady Rams swept Fort Valley on senior day, 6-1 and 7-1, to finish with a 22-2 conference record. In game two on Saturday, senior Shelby Gale broke open a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with a three run double in the right field gap.
Albany State opens the SIAC tournament on Thursday.
Darton State sweeps ABAC
The Lady Cavaliers used a two run double by Heather Sexton to escape Tifton with a conference sweep. Darton State handled the Fillies in game one, 11-1, in five innings. Game two, Sexton provided the spark in extras with her key eighth inning double.
Cavaliers pitcher Jostlyn Higgerson earned both victores for the Lady Cavaliers, advancing their record to 30-12, 9-3 in the conference. Darton State trails Georgia Perimeter by one game for the conference lead.