Region Semi Roundup: Oakland softball, Riverdale & Central baseball advance

Oakland softball along with Riverdale and Central Magnet baseball advance to the region champion games, while Siegel baseball and Smyrna softball fall in the semifinals. Oakland got down 5-to-1, but mounted a comeback through the final three frames. A four-hit ninth inning coupled with a walk led up to Savannah Lee's at bat...

 

Bryan Barrett with the call as Oakland downed Lincoln County 7-to-6. Maleia Gray hit a solo home run in the game as well. Abby Sargent was three-for-three at the plate with a walk. She also drove in three of the Lady Patriot's runs. They will host Coffee County, which eliminated defending state champion Smyrna from post-season play with a 1-nothing win. The Lady Red Raider's lone run was unearned and ended Smyrna's season. Oakland will host Coffee County Wednesday night at 6:30pm.

In baseball, Central Magnet defeated Grundy County 9-to-1 to advance to their second straight region championship game and advanced to the sectionals. McKenzie Jackson had two hits and three runs scored for the Tigers. They'll host DeKalb County in the region finals Wednesday at 5pm at Star Plex.

Siegel for the fourth time in the last five years had to play Tullahoma in the region tournament semifinals. The results in the previous matchups were in the Wildcat's favor. So was last (Monday) night's final. Tullahoma defeated Siegel 3-to-1, as Vanderbilt signee Justus Sheffield picked up his 10th win in as many starts this season.

Tullahoma will host Riverdale, which blistered Columbia 14-to-4 in six innings. A grand slam home run by Brady Puckett helped the Warriors to a nine-run second inning and they never looked back. It's the third year in a row these two teams have met in the regional championship game, with the Warriors winning the previous two matchups. The game will be at Grinder Stadium in Tullahoma and it will be on WGNS as well. Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins will have the game Wednesday, with a 5:55pm airtime.


JENNINGS AND AYERS FUNERAL HOME SCOREBOARD FROM MONDAY
BSB: Tullahoma 3, Siegel 1
BSB: Central Magnet 9, Grundy Co. 1
BSB: Riverdale 14, Columbia 4 (Six Innings)
SFT: Oakland 7, Lincoln Co. 6
SFT: Coffee Co. 1, Smyrna 0

SCHEDULE FOR REGION FINALS WEDNESDAY
BSB: Riverdale at Tullahoma 6pm (5:55p airtime on WGNS)
BSB: DeKalb Co. at Central Magnet (Star Plex) 5pm
SFT: Coffee Co. at Oakland 6:30pm

 

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