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Athlete of the Week: SEB's Manahan drives 'em in

    The regular season is winding down, but Southeast Bulloch’s Effie Manahan is heating up at just the right time.
    The Lady Yellow Jackets’ sophomore catcher has spent the last four games terrorizing opposing pitching, going 7-for-10 and knocking in 10 runs as the Jackets posted a 3-0-1 mark.
    “I’ve been in a couple of slumps, but I feel good at the plate right now,” said Manahan.
    Manahan’s biggest contribution came Tuesday when she belted a double and a home run while driving in three runs in SEB’s 12-5 win over Swainsboro. With the win, the Jackets clinched the No. 2 seed in their sub-region.
    Though just a sophomore, the SEB roster has many younger players and Manahan – who has started almost every game in her first two years – has some of the most experience on the team.
    “I try my best to be a good leader,” said Manahan. “I think that I can help some of our freshmen. We get along well as a team, but I think it might be easier for the younger girls to relate to another underclassman.”
    Manahan and the Jackets get a big test Friday as they take on Screven County, which is undefeated in region play.