The GMC Lady Bulldogs and West Laurens Lady Raiders won two games apiece Thursday in the GHSA State Softball Tournament in Columbus.
GMC shut out Schley County 16-0 in their opening game of the Class A tournament. They then knocked off defending state champion Gordon Lee 2-1 Thursday night.
West Laurens also started strong in the tournament winning their first game in the AAAA Bracket. The Lady Raiders knocked off Columbus 2-1 Thursday afternoon then beat South Effingham 5-1 Thursday night.
In other Elite 8 action Miller County beat Telfair County 3-1 in 8 innings while Northwest Whitfield shut out Rutland 8-0.
The tournament runs through Saturday in Columbus.