With its second straight win, Griffin ends region play with an 11-11 record overall and a 6-4 region record. The 6-4 region record has the Lady Bears sitting at fifth place in the region standings, but they could move up to fourth if Dutchtown (6-3 region) loses to Upson-Lee today. Griffin beat Dutchtown 5-4 on Sept. 13 at home, so if both teams end up tied at 6-4 in the region, Griffin moves past Dutchtown into fourth place for the Region 4-AAAA Tournament, scheduled for Oct. 1 at Moseley Park in Stockbridge.
Griffin was powered Tuesday by junior catcher Amani Durant, who went 2-for-4 with two 2-run homers in the game. Lady Bears starters Chelsea Calloway, Katie Rowell, Cleopatra Randolph, Ramesha Risper, Forrest Dukes and Destiny Holston each had two hits against Upson-Lee (8-9, 3-5). Calloway had a stolen base and scored 2 runs, Rowell had 2 stolen bases and scored 2 runs, Randolph had a double and 3 RBIs, Risper had an RBI and a run scored and Holston had an RBI, 2 stolen bases and scored a run.
Randolph pitched a complete game, allowing 11 hits with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks.
The Lady Bears play a doubleheader at Strong Rock Christian Saturday to complete the regular season, starting at 11 a.m.
Spalding 14, Upson-Lee 7 (Wednesday): THOMASTON — The Spalding High Lady Jaguars softball team ended its 2012 regular season on a high note, defeating the Upson-Lee Lady Knights 14-7 Wednesday evening in Region 4-AAAA action on the road.
Spalding won its fifth straight game to finish at 9-9 overall and 5-5 in the region. The win also solidifies seventh place in the region standings for Spalding and the eighth and final place for Upson-Lee (8-10, 3-6). The top 8 teams qualify for the Region 4-AAAA Tournament next week.
Nearly every starter for Spalding had multiple hits Wednesday, with Jennifer Viera, Zorria Mann, Jessica Bunn and Nesia Walker collecting 3 hits each. The Kilgore sisters, Haedyn and McKenleigh, had 2 hits each for the Lady Jags, who got a complete-game on the mound from Lora Rape.
“We had a goal to qualify for the region tournament and we did that,” said Lady Jags head coach Rusty Hudson. “Now we’ll see what happens next Monday.”