Cassie Boatright

Cassie Boatright launched her fifth homer of the year last week against Jackson County.

Walnut Grove moved another step closer to a region title last week after the Lady Warriors closed out two Region 8-AAAAA series with Jackson County and Greenbrier.

The Lady Warriors defeated Jackson County 2-1 on Tuesday followed by 3-0 and 7-0 wins over Greenbrier on Friday for sweeps in both series.

Grayson Perry, Cassie Boatright and Nova Wright continued to lead the Walnut Grove offense over last week’s three-game stretch. Boatright blasted her fifth homer of the season to give Walnut Grove the lead against Jackson County while Perry and Wright each homer during the Lady Warriors’ 7-0 win over Greenbrier in Game 2.

Emily Byers picked up her eighth win of the year in the circle during the win over Jackson County Tuesday. Byers pitched a complete game, allowing just five this and one earned run while striking out six batters. She continued to pitch well in Game 1 against Greenbrier Friday. She logged another complete game, but this time gave up just one hit while striking out five during the 3-0 win.

The Lady Warriors are now 12-6 on the season and 11-1 in Region 8-AAAAA play. Walnut Grove was set to travel to Apalachee on Tuesday before returning home to face Grayson on Wednesday.

Brett Fowler is the sports editor of The Walton Tribune. He is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Georgia and a 2010 graduate of Monroe Area High School. Brett has been covering Walton County sports since 2011.

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