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Sunday October 24th, 2021 11:54AM

Softball: Jefferson, East Hall, Bluff, Buford all take key region wins

By AccessWDUN Staff

JEFFERSON — Jefferson swept a doubleheader from Cedar Shoals on Thursday in a pair of Region 8-4A contests.

The Lady Dragons opened with a 15-0 win in three innings in the first game and closed with a 17-0 victory in the second gam, also in three innings.

Ravyn Saxon was the winning pitcher in the first game with Addison Self picking up the win in the second game.

Jefferson (10-8, 6-5 Region 8-4A) will travel to East Hall on Monday in another key region showdown.


EAST HALL 2,
NORTH OCONEE 0

At East Hall Park, the Lady Vikings dealt the Lady Titans a big loss in Region 8-4A action.

Calli Hardison threw a complete-game shutout striking out eight to outduel North Oconee's Maddie Johnson, who gave up just the two runs and fanned two.

Hardison also provided all the offense with an RBI double in the first and a RBI single in the third.

The loss dropped North Oconee (13-7, 7-3 Region 8-4A) and into a tie for second-place with Flowery Branch.

East Hall improved to 8-9, 2-6 in Region 8-4A play.


CHEROKEE BLUFF 19-11,
GILMER 1-0 (3 inn)

The Lady Bears (16-4, 12-2 Region 7-3A) moved into second place all alone, one-half game ahead of White County after a pair of three-inning routs of the Lady Bobcats in Ellijay.

Mia Williams and Izzy Herren each each earned a win in the circle.

Stephanie Condland belted a pair of home runs and Herren and Williams each had five hits on the day as well.


BUFORD 17,
WINDER-BARROW 5 (4 inn)

The Lady Wolves rebounded from a tough loss to Dacula earlier in the week to thrash the Lady Bulldoggs on the road Thursday in Region 8-6A action.

Buford (15-2-1, 7-2 Region 8-6A) pounded out 17-hits in the run-rule win. Sophomore Mackenzie Pickens was a one-person wrecking crew smashing a three-run home run in the first inning to give the Lady Wolves the early lead. She added two-run blast in the third inning.

In between, Buford plated seven runs in the second after the Winder-Barrow had tied the game at 3 in the bottom of the first.

Senior Taylor Malvin also had a perfect night at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double and scoring three runs. Senior Olivia Haag and sophomore Adriana Martinez each had two hits and one RBI apiece for the Lady Wolves.

Buford next will travel to North Forsyth, the No. 1-ranked team in Georgia in all classifications, on Monday.

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