COLUMBUS, Ga.- Garrett Black hasn't slept much since the state finals began this past Thursday.
Greenbrier coach Garrett Black and pitcher Kristan Glover hug after the Lady Wolfpack's 12-0 victory against Chapel Hill in the state championship game.
Photo by Jonathan Heeter
He and his Greenbrier softball team were making their sixth appearance in eight years at the tournament, but they had never won the title.
Black will now sleep easy for the foreseeable future after his Wolfpack won their first state softball championship Saturday, beating unranked Chapel Hill 12-0 in five innings in the title game.
No. 1 Greenbrier (35-5-1) won its 17th consecutive game and pitcher Kristan Glover threw her seventh consecutive shutout.
The Wolfpack haven't lost since the first day of the Brookwood Invitational on Sept. 25.
Glover hasn't allowed a run since an 8-1 win over Jones County in the region championship, a span of 47 innings.
The Wolfpack's title is the first Georgia fastpitch softball championship by any area school.
And it is the first team championship in Columbia County since Greenbrier won the 1999 baseball title.
"We've been close for a lot of years," Black said. "This one is for every girl that has ever put on a Greenbrier uniform."
Greenbrier has dominated in softball in the area since the school opened in the fall of 1996. Under Black, the Wolfpack have won nine consecutive region championships, losing only three region games in that span, Black said.
Photos: Greenbrier girls win title
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