West Hall’s Cadie Shirley posted 11 kills and four aces in a win against Eastside in the first round of the Class AAAA State Playoffs, earning the Lady Spartans a trip to the second round where they’ll host Jefferson next week.
West Hall defeated Eastside in five sets (25-23, 22-25, 27-25, 21-25, 15-11).
West Hall’s Alli Busbee racked up 17 assists, while Ruby Guerrero contributed to the defense with six blocks. Reagan Horton posted 29 digs for the Lady Spartans.
BUFORD SWEEPS NORTH SPRINGS: Buford’s Logan Caymol recorded six strikeouts and didn’t allow a run in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader to beat North Springs 12-0. The Lady Wolves won Game 2 17-0, earning a spot in the second round of the Class AAAAA State Playoffs. Buford will host South Effingham in a doubleheader Wednesday. If a Game 3 is needed, it will be played on Thursday.
In the first game, Buford’s Katie Perkins was 3 for 3 finishing the game with three RBIs. Perkins nearly completed the cycle in order - hitting a single, then a double and finally a triple. She was unable to go for the home run due to the run rule cutting the game short.
Hannah Jo Hyatt delivered three RBIs also. Also for the Lady Wolves, Maddie Marchiando finished the game with two RBIs and a stolen base, while Shea Bayreuther drove in a run with scored two.
Buford’s Janel Mathis posted three RBIs on a bases clearing double and scored a run as the Lady Wolves won Game 2.
Mariah Wicker finished the second game with two RBIs, a sacrifice fly and a run scored for Buford. Samantha Thomas posted two RBIs and scored a run, while Zayta Kirchoff finished the game with an RBI and a run scored for the Lady Wolves.
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