Lincoln Charter’s softball team made history last week when it became the school’s first softball team to reach the fourth round of the state playoffs.
Thanks to its opponent, that’s where the run ended.
Murphy Hiwassee Dam proved to be the only 1A team that could stop Lincoln Charter this season as it downed the Eagles 2-1 Friday in the quarterfinals of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs.
Lincoln Charter (19-5) won its first 16 games this season against 1A competition before bowing out to a team that shares the Eagles nickname.
Hiwassee Dam (23-2) led Lincoln Charter 2-0 after five complete innings when the game was delayed due to rain. Hiwassee Dam scored both its runs on a two-run double.
Lincoln Charter made history last Tuesday when it beat Murphy High 10-3 to reach the regional semifinals. Until this season, the Eagles had won a total of three state playoff games in four appearances, but they matched that in this season’s postseason run.
Hiwassee Dam will face North Stokes (24-2) this week in the best-of-three 1A Western regional series. The schools are nearly six hours apart.
No other details were reported about Friday’s game. Seniors Angela Hoyt, Morgan McGee and Josie Weber played their final game for the Eagles, who will return 12 next season.