After a pitchers' duel held both teams scoreless through the first six innings, Etowah’s Paige Patterson belted a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 walk-off victory over Cherokee in the Region 4AAAAAAA matchup.
The win moved Etowah’s record to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in region play, while the loss dropped Cherokee to 2-4 and 1-2.
The starting pitchers, Cherokee's Parker Modica and Etowah's Kinsey Norton, each shut down the opposition, with Cherokee totalling three hits and Etowah two. Skyler Harrelson recorded two of Cherokee’s hits, while Norton recorded the only other hit for Etowah beyond Patterson’s walk-off homer.
Etowah will play at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at home against Northside-Columbus, while Cherokee will play at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at home against South Effingham.
Creekview 2, River Ridge 0: The Lady Grizzlies edged River Ridge in another pitchers' duel Thursday night.
Creekview freshman Anslie Pettit pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout to outduel River Ridge junior Sydney Osada, who went six innings and allowed five hits and two earned runs.
Creekview scored both of its runs in the second inning, one coming on an Emily Wilkie RBI single and the other on a bases-loaded walk.
Ashton Shroyer and Wilkie each recorded two hits for Creekview. Becca Bray, Cat McCauley and Elyse Navarro each recorded hits for River Ridge.
Creekview will play at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Cherokee against South Effingham, while River Ridge will play at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday at home against Sprayberry.
Harrison 3, Sequoyah 2: Harrison scored three runs late to defeat Sequoyah on Thursday night on the road.
The loss dropped Sequoyah’s record to 7-3 overall and 4-3 in Region 6AAAAAA.
Anslee Day finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while five other Lady Chiefs also recorded hits. Macy Robinson took the loss after pitching six innings while allowing six hits and two earned runs.
Sequoyah will play at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Lassiter.
Lassiter 5, Woodstock 0: After five innings of scoreless ball, Lassiter scored one run in the sixth and four in the seventh to defeat Woodstock on the road on Thursday night.
The loss dropped the Lady Wolverines to 3-4 overall and 0-1 in Region 4AAAAAAA.
Mak Levine, Gracie Menard, Maddy Carruthers and Brooklyn McNeese each recorded base hits for Woodstock. Molly Wiggins took the loss while pitching all seven innings.
Woodstock will play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Etowah.