Greenbrier's 4-2 record in its tournament at Patriots Park last weekend wasn't ideal. Two Friday losses to Class AAA No. 1 South Effingham and Class AAAAA North Forsyth were redeemed by four straight wins Saturday.
It was the first of those games, a 10-0 victory over Eagles Landing on Saturday morning, that will go down in the Greenbrier softball record books. It was the program's 300th win.
"I'm just lucky, I guess," Greenbrier coach Garrett Black said. "I've been around some good people through the years - great kids, great assistant coaches, and some good men.
"My dad, coach (Terry) Holder, Mickey Derrick and Ed Williams. Those four men have been a big influence in my life and shaped the way I coach."
Black is the only coach the Greenbrier softball program has ever known. His 300 wins in fewer than 11 seasons is just one more accomplishment amid 10 region titles and a 2004 Class AAAA state championship. The Lady Wolfpack has made a name for itself and the Columbia County area.
"Everybody knows about Greenbrier. They're solid year in and year out," Eagles Landing coach Toby Evans said. "(Black) runs a great program over there."
During Saturday's play, Greenbrier defeated Eagles Landing, Marist, Oglethorpe County and Dunwoody in straight games. Along with reaching the 300-win milestone, the Lady Wolfpack had another reason to celebrate. The team rewrote two more school records as freshman Kaila Hunt and seniors Tiffany Blackburn and Robyn Butler hit home runs for a team total of 16 this year.
"We broke the school record today for home runs in a season," Black said. "Kaila Hunt also broke the single-season record with six. Tiffany's right behind her with five."
In other county softball news, Harlem defeated Cross Creek 3-1 Thursday to stay undefeated in Region 3N-AAA play with a 5-0 region record.
The Evans team went 4-2 on the road at a tournament in Marietta, Ga., including a 5-1 win over Class AAAA No. 4 Alexander on Friday.
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