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Softball: North Forsyth stays alive, eliminates Parkview with 6-0 win

North Forsyth's bats came alive Friday, as the Raiders scored twice in the first inning and four more times in the sixth to beat Parkview 6-0.

North's win eliminates Parkview and sets up a must-win game with Etowah at 4 p.m.

The Raiders (31-4) opened the game with a double by Ashleigh Grace, who scored after McKayla Cothran's bunt was mishandled by the Parkview defense. After Mallorie Black grounded out and Hailey Mize walked, Cothran scored on an infield single by Abby Martin.

Cothran was in the middle of North's sixth-inning rally, too, singling to lead off the frame. Black followed with a single and Mize walked to load the bases. 

Martin drove in Cothran after a fielder's choice, then Katie Sarfaty's single to right field brought home Black and pinch-runner Lauren Fields. 

Maggie McBrayer extended North's lead to 6-0 with a sacrifice fly, plating Martin. 

Grace finished with a pair of hits and a run scored, while Martin and Sarfaty each went 1 for 3 with two RBIs. 

Mize held Parkview in check from the pitcher's circle, scattering six hits across seven shutout innings while striking out eight and walking two to pick up the win.

If North beats Etowah, the Raiders would face the winner of East Coweta/Peachtree Ridge at 10 a.m. Saturday.