Reed McAllister pitched five innings to earn a 3-2 win for Dawson County against Lumpkin County in the season finale for the Tigers on Friday night in Dahlonega.
The loss by the Indians (14-10, 11-7) bumped them down to the No. 3 playoff seed from Region 7-AAA and allowed East Hall (14-11, 12-6) to take the No. 2 seed and host a first-round series.
Diller Heller's single in the second inning scored J.T. Eggert for Dawson County, which had an RBI hit from Logan Crumley and a passed ball that scored a runner for a 3-0 edge in the third inning.
Eggert, Levi Whitmire and Austin Martin also added hits for the Tigers.
Eggert pitched the final two scoreless innings to pick up the save for Dawson County (9-16, 7-11).
CHESTATEE 4, MONROE AREA 3: Brian Crawford hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to carry the War Eagles on Friday.
Caleb Jameson pitched the complete game, striking out 14 from the mound. Griffin Moore tallied a double and an RBI, Eric George finished with a double, a stolen base and a run scored, and Joe Sutton had a single, RBI, stolen base and two runs scored for Chestatee.
The War Eagles finish the season 10-14 overall and 6-10 in Region 8-AAAA.
The Flowery Branch girls track and field program took second at the Region 8-AAAAA meet Thursday in Loganville. The Lady Falcons took first in five events, while placing second in four others. With their second-place finish, the Lady Falcons move on to the Class AAAAA state sectionals May 2 in Loganville. First place winners for Flowery Branch were Heather Moore (800 meter), Mariah Millsap (1600), Cassie Ward (3200), Summer Boone (100 hurdles) and its 3200-meter relay team.
Earning second place spots were Erika Plummer (1600), Destiny Trouilliere (100 hurdles), Boone (300 hurdles) and Victoria Lewis (pole vault).
In the boys events, the Falcons continued their tradition of performing well in the distance events. Grant O’Callaghan won the 1600 and took second in the 3200. Jake Shewbert won the 3200 for Flowery Branch with a blistering time of 9:46.96. Flowery Branch’s 3200-relay team also placed second.
For Gainesville, Hunter Mallard won the pole vault at 14 feet, two feet over his nearest competitor.
ST. PIUS X BOYS 5, NORTH HALL 0: The Trojans dropped their playoff opener on Thursday in Atlanta. North Hall finished with a 13-5 overall record, 10-1 in Region 8-AAAA.
RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY 16, RIVER RIDGE 6: Ethan Cobb tallied seven goals and two assists as the Eagles set a school record for goals in a win Thursday in Woodstock.
Ben Turner added four goals, with Taylor Hardin, Mackenzie MacGruer, Christopher Stephan, Richard Trippeer and Sam Lane adding a goal apiece.
Riverside (2-14) plays at Buford at 5:30 p.m. Monday before closing the season at Holy Innocents on May 1.
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