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PREP ROUNDUP: West softball outlasts North in region tourney
A recap of Forsyth high school sports action from Tuesday
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Forsyth County News

Freshman Alana Frye stepped up when the team needed her most.In the bottom of the eighth, Frye knocked in the game-winning run to send West Forsyth to the quarterfinals of the Region 6-AAAAAA softball playoffs with an 11-10 winover North Forsyth on Tuesday at Fowler Park.

Randee Bernstein went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to lead the Lady Wolverines (19-8), while Hayla Seitz (1-for-1, 4 BB, 2 Rs) and Jessica Bagwell (2-for-4, 3B, 2 RBIs) helped the cause. Kelly Carpenter picked up the win in relief for Lauren Bearden.

North (15-10) trailed 8-5 to enter the sixth inning, but managed to take a 9-8 lead into the seventh until the Wolverines added one run to tie the game and force an extra inning. The Lady Raiders then reclaimed the lead with a run in the top of the eighth, but West responded with a run before Frye’s game-winning RBI.

Sydney Turner did her part for North with a three-RBI performance to break the program record for most RBIs in a career. Darrian Short and Morgan Franklin recorded two RBIs.

Forsyth Central 5, Sprayberry 4: The Lady Bulldogs came back from a 4-0 deficit to advance in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament on Tuesday at the Al Bishop Softball Complex in Marietta.

Lexi Bump went 2-for-3 with two doubles, the last of which drove in Kyleigh Grace (1-for-3, double) for the game-tying running. Bump eventually scored for the walk-off victory.

Sixth-seeded Central advanced to play third-seeded Pope (21-8) today at 7:30 p.m.

Carrlyn Kiser came in to pitch in the second inning with Central down 3-0. Kiser went the rest of the way, allowing three hits, one walk and no earned runs over 5 2/3 innings while striking out seven to earn the win.

Alexa Hull was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Rachel Karlan went 1-for-3 with a double.

South Forsyth 3, Johns Creek 2 (Game 2): With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the fifth, the Lady War Eagles pushed across what became the game-winning run to edge Johns Creek 3-2 in the loser’s bracket on Tuesday at Fowler Park and solidified a playoff berth.

Both teams tallied a run in the first inning, but Johns Creek took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. The Lady War Eagles (16-13) answered with a run in the fourth and fifth to take a 3-2 advantage and hung on to win the game.

The Lady War Eagles’ Allie Baccari finished the game 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs. Emily Harris added three hits, three runs scored and an RBI, while Meghan Rud was 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and three runs scored.

South Forsyth 10, Chattahoochee 5 (Game 1): After trailing 5-1 after two innings, the Lady War Eagles came alive. South added three runs in the third inning before racking up six in the fourth inning.

The Lady War Eagles’ Allie Baccari finished the game 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs. Emily Harris added three hits, three runs scored and an RBI, while Meghan Rud was 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and three runs scored.

VOLLEYBALL

Pinecrest survives: The Lady Paladins split their matches at the Area 5-A tournament on Tuesday to remain in contention for a spot in the Class 1A playoffs.

Pinecrest defeated Mt. Vernon 25-18, 25-14 before losing to No.10-ranked Fellowship Christian 25-11, 22-25, 25-19 in the area semi-finals.

The Lady Paladins (22-16) face Pace Academy on Thursday at 5 p.m. with the winner guaranteed a spot in the state playoffs.

All-Area 5-AAAAAA announced: Four Forsyth players were selected to the All-Area 5-AAAAAA first team on Monday.

South’s Kelli McCravy, Tory Wright and Taylor Svehla and Lambert’s Savannah Oaks were named to the first team. Svehla was named the area's offensive player of the year.

South’s Rachel Croce and Hannah Shanley were named second team all-area.

South's Kelly Wren was named area coach of the year.