Will there be a three-way three-peat in northwest Georgia fastpitch softball?
Heritage, Ringgold and Gordon Lee took the next step in each program defending its 2019 championship with quarterfinal doubleheader sweeps Tuesday. Heritage used 14 innings of dominant pitching from ace Rachel Gibson to get past Bainbridge by scores of 1-0 and 7-0.
Ringgold had the most dramatic day, earning 5-4 and 6-5 wins at Pierce County, scoring two runs in the seventh inning of game one and ending game two when Amber Gainer threw out the potential tying run at home.
Gordon Lee, seeking coach Dana Mull's 10th state championship, rolled past Wilcox County, 6-0 and 16-0, in Chickamauga to improve to 31-3.
Two of the best senior pitchers in the country faced off in Bainbridge, with Gibson coming out on top with a pair of shutouts over Bainbridge ace Lexie Delbrey, a University of Florida commit who is rated as the No.