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Sequoyah softball team after winning second-round series over Lee County on Oct. 19.

Oct. 19

Sequoyah 6, Lee County 4

Sequoyah 11, Lee County 2

After striking early in game one with five runs in the first two innings, Sequoyah narrowly escaped a furious Lee County rally. The Lady Chiefs allowed four runs in the final two innings, but star pitcher Ava Fouts escaped the jam to finish off the win. Fouts pitched seven innings and struck out an impressive 13 batters. Madison Gantt had a big night at the plate for the Lady Chiefs, going 2-for-3 with a home run that turned out to be a big sixth-inning insurance run.

In game two, the Lady Chiefs jumped out to a 5-1 first-inning lead. A one-out single from Abby Schreiner started the early scoring for Sequoyah, followed by a two-run double from Fouts. Whitney Scherer broke the inning open with a two-run home run, extending the lead to four. Sequoyah scored another six runs in the third and fourth innings, putting an end to Lee County’s playoff run.

River Ridge 5, Evans 1

River Ridge 7, Evans 2

The Lady Knights came on strong to finish off the game-one win over Lee. River Ridge scored three runs in the fifth inning thanks to a Kaytlin Stacey two-run home run that pushed the lead to 5-0. Amanda Fulton pitched well for the Lady Knights, striking out six batters and allowing only one run on four hits.

After Evans scored two runs in the first inning, River Ridge turned on the offense. The Lady Knights were bolstered by Cat McCulley’s 2-for-3 game with a double and triple. Brelyn O’Hearn added some insurance with a sixth-inning solo home run as River Ridge moves on in the postseason.

Creekview 9, Houston County 0

Creekview 11, Houston County 5

Oct. 20

Cherokee 4, North Paulding 1

Cherokee 8, North Paulding 6

The Lady Warriors recorded nine hits on the way to a 4-1 game-one win over North Paulding. Elyse Kresho shut down the opposition through seven innings pitched. Kresho struck out five batters with 63 percent of her pitches going for strikes. Mac Pavese paced the Lady Warrior offense with a 3-for-4 game while Lottie Landmesser dealt the final blow with a fourth-inning two-run home run.

Cherokee finished off the series with North Paulding with a massive fourth inning. The Lady Warriors scored eight runs in the frame on four home runs by Natalie Maleitzke, Kaley Crane, Celan Trowers and Kresho. North Paulding also gave Cherokee some trouble in the fourth inning, though Kresho was able to work the Lady Warriors out of trouble.

Hillgrove 9, Etowah 2

Hillgrove 5, Etowah 4

Colquitt County 4, Woodstock 2

Colquitt County 10, Woodstock 4

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