published Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Several Georgia high school baseball playoff spots on line

Several playoff positions are still up for grabs in northwest Georgia as the regular season ends this week.

Region 7-AAAA will hold its annual tournament, which consists of three best-of-three series beginning with Wednesday doubleheaders. Subregion winners Northwest Whitfield and Cedartown will square off in Cedartown, with the winner earning the top playoff seed and the loser the No. 2 berth. Dalton travels to River Ridge and Heritage hosts Cass to decide the final two spots.

Region 5-AAA has decided its four playoff teams, but seeding could get messy if Cartersville loses to North Murray today. The Purple Hurricanes will earn the title with a win, with Ringgold second, Sonoraville third and North Murray fourth.

In Region 7-AA, five teams are vying for the four spots, led by Calhoun at 9-3 in league play. Dade County (7-5) hosts Coosa (8-4) in a make-or-break game tonight for the Wolverines, who defeated Coosa earlier this season. Model (8-4) and Pepperell (7-4) also are in the running.

about Lindsey Young...

Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey’s hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate’s degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports ...

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