Ringgold, NW Whitfield heading to GHSA softball Elite 8 - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Ringgold, NW Whitfield heading to GHSA softball Elite 8

Posted: Updated:

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. (WRCB) -- Northwest Whitfield and Ringgold made it a total of five North Georgia softball programs that will make the trip to Columbus next week to compete for a state championship in the GHSA State Softball Elite Eight.

Northwest Whitfield beat Pope 3-1 in a deciding game three of their Class AAA second round series in Tunnel Hill Friday afternoon, while Ringgold knocked off Carrollton 6-2 on the road in a Class AAA rubber match.

The Lady Bruins (27-7) scored two runs in the first to give ace Emily Boyd an early cushion. Boyd settled down after early control problems to cruise to a complete game one-hitter. Mykeah Johnson, Ashley Connor and Bayli Cruse each drove in a run.

The Lady Tigers got a complete game three-hit effort from Kensey Sholl in the circle and scored two runs in each the third, fourth and fifth innings to pull away. Erica Bynum had three hits, including a homer and a double, and drove in two runs while also scoring twice.

Northwest Whitfield and Ringgold will join Heritage, LFO and Gordon Lee in Columbus next week for the GHSA Elite Eight.

Powered by Frankly