Lady Leopards claim 8-AA region supremacy; Lumpkin runner-up in 7-AAA
It was a full slate on Wednesday in the region 8-AA and 7-AAA tournaments. Below are the results:
Perhaps it was little surprise, but the #1-ranked Banks County Lady Leopards polished off their historic regular season with a win over Union County in the 8-AA title game.
Banks County (24-3; 8-0) took a 1-0 lead against the Lady Panthers, before Union took the lead on a wild pitch and an error in the fifth. A solo homerun by the Lady Leopards tied the game at 2 in the fifth inning.
Extra innings were not needed, as Banks County walked off with a single in the seventh to take the region crown, both regular season and tournament. Union claims the second seed, while Rabun, who beat Social circle in the consolation game, earns the third seed out of 8-AA.
In Region 7-AAA, the Lumpkin County Lady Indians (16-11; 10-2) advanced to the championship round (best 2 of 3), but fell to East Hall 6-1, and 16-0 to take the runner-up spot in the region. That still means hosting a playoff game in Dahlonega. With Cherokee Bluff and GAC battling for the 3/4 seed, Dawson County was not able to earn a playoff spot, thus ending its season.