RINGGOLD, Ga. (WRCB) -- Ericka Bynum hit the game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift Ringgold to a 4-3 win over rival Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe in the winner's bracket final of the Region 5-AAA Tournament Thursday night.
The Lady Tigers (23-5), who clinched their spot in the AAA state tournament bracket Wednesday night, advanced to Friday night's tournament championship.
LFO (17-14) will face North Murray in the Friday afternoon's loser's bracket final, with the winner facing Ringgold for the title. North Murray stayed alive by beating Cartersville 5-4 in an elimination game.
All four teams will advance to the AAA state playoffs next week.
LFO's Paige Langston broke a 2-all tie in the fourth with an RBI single, but Bynum answered with one of her own in the fifth to pull Ringgold back to even. She then singled home Abby McKinney from second for the game-winner two innings later.
Bynum had three hits for Ringgold, and McKinney had two. Chandler Turner also drove in two runs on a single in the third.
Langston had two hits and two RBI for the Lady Warriors, who also got an RBI single from Chyanne Burns.
Other Georgia softball scores from Thursday:
Region 7-AAA Tournament
Heritage 10, Dalton 1 (loser's bracket final)
Northwest Whitfield 3, Heritage 2 (championship game)
Region 5-AAA Tournament
Cartersville 8, Coahulla Creek 0 (elimination game)
North Murray 1, Sonoraville 0 (elimination game)
Region 6-A Tournament
Gordon Lee 4, Mt. Pisgah 2 (winner's bracket final)
Gordon Lee 2, Mt. Pisgah 1 (championship game)
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