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Glass called it right

Coin flip goes Tigers' way, will host area tourney

By Michael Butler

You have a 50/50 shot - not necessarily. The odds have not been in Tallassee's favor in coin toss tiebreakers.

With the completion of the area softball schedule, Class 5A/Area 5 has a tie at the top. Tallassee and Brewbaker Tech each had one loss splitting games in the regular season. That meant a flip of the coin would decide which team would host the area tourney.

Tallassee High School principal Drew Glass was tasked with the duty of heads or tails.

"The principal of Brew Tech got to flip it," Glass said. "I called tails, but it bounced off the table. It landed on tails but we had to reflip. I called tails again. They weren't happy. I was smiling from ear to ear."

Glass's 2-for-2 effort had him batting 1.000.

Tallassee head coach Pat Love has had his fair share of misfortune in tiebreakers. Love was 0-for-3 until the recent change of fate.

"It's big for us to host," said Love. "It's the first time we've won a coin flip. The girls are excited to defend our area title on the home field."

THS will host No. 4 seed Pike Road in the four-team bracket. No. 3 Beauregard and No. 2 Brewbaker Tech will faceoff in the other matchup.

Brew Tech earned a share of the area title with its come-from-behind win over Beauregard 9-8 last week. The Rams beat Tallassee 4-3 in extra innings to avenge an 8-4 loss to the Tigers earlier this season.

Brewbaker Tech leap-frogged Tallassee in the most recent Class 5A poll. The Rams and Tigers swapped places. Brew Tech is now No. 2. Tallassee is No. 3 in the ASWA Rankings.

The regular season concludes this week. The area tournament will be played on May 4 and 5 at Southside.