Shelby Griffin recorded a double, a two-run home run and three RBIs to lead Flowery Branch to a 16-5 victory against Gainesville in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA playoffs on Tuesday.
Kelly Kahlert went 4 for 5 with four runs scored for the Lady Falcons, and Chloe Zoeller finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Maddie Hetzel added a double and three RBIs for Flowery Branch, and Kara Kight earned the win pitching.
The Lady Falcons visit Heritage tonight for the second round of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament.
ATHENS CHRISTIAN 9, LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 1: Julian Garrett’s solo home run was the only score for the Lady Lions on Tuesday in Athens.
Lakeview Academy plays host to George Walton Academy on Wednesday night in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON 2, EAST JACKSON 1: With one out in the bottom of the seventh, an outfield hit by Meagan Faulkner was fumbled by the East Jackson player, and Caitlin Cantrell made it home to win the game for the Lady Dragons on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Due to tiebreaker rules, Jefferson will not make the Region 8-AAA playoff, finishing the season with a 4-8 region record.
JOHNSON SPLITS PAIR: Brooke Balenger tallied six kills, three digs and two aces for Johnson in a win against Monroe Area (25-16, 25-22) and a loss to Buford (25-4, 25-14) on Tuesday.
Grace Eidson had 10 assists, five aces and two kills for the Lady Knights (12-30), and Cassie McDonald added six kills and four aces.
Johnson returns to play in the Region 8-AAAA tournament next Tuesday.
NORTH HALL SWEEPS TRI-MATCH: Sydney Cleveland powered the Lady Trojans with 17 kills, five digs and a block in wins against North Oconee (19-25, 25-22, 25-22) and Chestatee (25-17, 25-19) on Tuesday.
Autumn Tucker added 17 kills and two digs for North Hall, and Lily Paschall notched 35 assists and two kills.
The Lady Trojans play host to Gainesville on Thursday.
For Chestatee, Tyler Bennett led with 15 digs, 13 assists, 12 kills and an ace in the loss to North Hall and a loss to North Oconee (25-9, 22-25, 25-14).
Grace Brown added 15 kills, 14 digs and a block, and Haley King had 16 assists, 11 digs and an ace.
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