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Loganville sweeps Woodland in first round of state softball playoffs


Visiting 8th-ranked Loganville swept Woodland in a doubleheader Wednesday night to win their Class AAAAA best-of-three opening round state playoff series.

The Lady Red Devils won the opening game 6-3 and took the second game 13-3 to close out the series.

Loganville pitcher Abbey Arrington (7 IP, 3R, 1ER, 10H, 0BB, 2K) earned the complete game win in the opener.

Woodland pitcher Sarah Baynard (7 IP, 6R, 3ER, 13H, 2BB, 1K) suffered the loss.

Woodland had a 2-1 lead through three innings and led 3-2 going to the fifth inning, but Loganville scored four runs in the top of the fifth to provide the margin of victory.

Hailey Aldridge had three hits for the Red Devils. Lauren Sommerer (2 RBIs), Riley Dunn (RBI), and Caitlyn Canady had two hits each. Kinley Stewart added a pair of RBIs with a triple.

Morgan Bailey and Brittany Cox (RBI) had two hits each for Woodland. Skylar Chappell, Hannah Miller, Jordan Duck (RBI), Caroline Higdon, Ansley Evans (RBI), and Bella Carnes had one hit each.

In the nightcap, Loganville scored in every inning to close out the Lady Cats in five innings.

Kenzie Greaves provided a big blow for the Red Devils with a grand slam home run in a six-run bottom of the fifth inning. Meanwhile Stewart, Dunn, Madison Little, and Caroline Hughes combined for an additional ten hits and nine RBIs.

Woodland scored all three of its runs in the third inning to narrow the lead to 4-3 at the time, but that is as close at it would get.

Evans had two hits that included a double and RBI for the Lady Cats. Higdon (RBI), Duck, Cox, and Chappell had the other Woodland hits.

Canady (2.2 IP, 3ER, 2H, 3BB, 4K) was the Game 2 winner for Loganville. Little (2.1 IP, 0R, 4H, 1BB, 4K) closed out the game in the circle. Madi Bentley (4.2 IP, 13R, 4ER, 15H, 4BB, 1K) was the Woodland pitcher of record.

Loganville (23-8) advances to the second round next week to face Arabia Mountain who defeated Riverwood 13-0 and 13-1 in the first round. Arabia Mountain is the Region 5-AAAAA champion and will host that series.

Woodland’s season ends with a 14-17 mark.

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