Creekview 8, Harrison 4Creekview scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away and defeat Harrison 8-4 in the semifinals of the Region 6AAAAAA tournament on Saturday in Dalton. With the win, the Lady Grizzlies improved their season record to 22-4, 18-0 and advanced to Wednesday’s championship series.
After falling behind 3-0 in the second inning, Creekview retook the lead in the bottom of the third. Emily Wilkie’s three-run home run gave the Lady Grizzlies a 4-3 lead and after Harrison scored one more in the top of the fourth Creekview put the game away with four runs in the following inning. Wilkie finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs while Ashton Schroyer and Ari Wright each finished two base hits and two runs scored. Sammi Martin and Peyton Fitzpatrick also added RBIs.
Creekview will host the winner of River Ridge and Harrison at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Creekview will need to win once to win the region championship while either River Ridge or Harrison will need to defeat Creekview twice to win the tournament.
Creekview 6, Sequoyah 0
Creekview scored three runs in the first inning and Anslie Pettit was nearly unhittable in the circle as the Lady Grizzlies defeated Sequoyah 6-0 on Saturday in Dalton. The win advanced Creekview to the semifinals of the Region 6AAAAAA tournament. The loss dropped Sequoyah into the bottom half of the region tournament bracket.
Creekview’s Ari Wright finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored while Ella Campbell finished 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Pettit finished with 6 ⅓ innings pitched allowing one hit while striking out five batters.
River Ridge 5, Sprayberry 4
Trailing by one run entering their final at bat, the Lady Knights rallied to stay alive in the Region 6AAAAAA tournament on Saturday in Dalton.
After Cat McCulley’s sacrifice fly tied the game, Peyton Halford’s walk-off RBI-single in the bottom seventh gave River Ridge a 5-4 win over Sprayberry. The win improved River Ridge’s season record to 16-10, 13-6.
McCulley finished 1-for-4 with three RBIs while Lily Bell finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and one RBI. Sydney Osada pitched a complete game while allowing three earned runs and striking out nine batters.
River Ridge will play at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Creekview High School against Harrison with the winner to play Creekview immediately after in the Region 6AAAAAA championship.
River Ridge 6, Sequoyah 0Lily Bell finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs and Sydney Osada pitched a complete game while striking out five as River Ridge defeated Sequoyah on Saturday in Dalton. The win advanced River Ridge to the quarterfinals of the Region 6AAAAAA tournament. The loss dropped Sequoyah’s season record to 19-10-1, 10-9 and eliminated the Lady Chiefs from the region tournament and state playoff contention.
Peyton Halford finished 1-for-3 with one RBI and Gracie Hughes finished 1-for-2 with one run scored for River Ridge. Molly Stevens finished 2-for-3 for Sequoyah while Katie Vansword and Sarah Squillace each finished with a base hit apiece.