Toccoa’s 11 and 12-year-old softball Little League All-Stars punched their ticket to the district championship game Monday night with a 13-3 win in five innings over Franklin County in Clayton.
Toccoa scored nine runs in the first inning for the second game in a row, using eight hits and two walks to build the big early lead.
Leading the charge on offense for Toccoa was Alanna Dunson, who drove in the game’s first three runs with a bases-clearing double. Ivey Andrews had three RBIs for Toccoa, while Natalie Morgan and Kataryna Fuller each had two RBIs.
Toccoa starting pitcher MacKenzie Rogers went two innings, Natalie Morgan threw two innings, and Emma Whitfield pitched a perfect fifth inning to lead the team to victory.
Toccoa now moves into Wednesday night’s championship game with a berth in the state tournament on the line.
The opponent for Wednesday will be determined tonight in an elimination game between Franklin County and either Hart County or Habersham County.
In other softball news … the Toccoa 9 and 10-year-old softball All-Stars advanced to the semi-finals of their district tournament with a 7-6 victory over Habersham Monday in Clayton.
Toccoa finished 1-1 in pool play and will play tonight in a semi-final game in Clayton.
Moving to baseball … the Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old baseball All-Stars also wrapped up a spot in the semi-finals of their district tournament with an 8-0 victory over Rabun County in Danielsville Monday.
Colley Glenn, Jordan Page, and Dawson Sorrells combined on the shutout for Toccoa.
Toccoa finished 2-0 in pool play and will play either Franklin or Habersham in a semi-final game on Wednesday.