The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats softball team is region champion after beating Miller Grove in two games in the Region 6 AAAAA softball tournament on Oct. 5.
Dunwoody, in its fourth consecutive playoff appearance, defeated the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines 13-6 in the first game and 9-6 in the second to win the region title. It was Miller Grove’s first ever softball playoff berth.
The Lady Wildcats got revenge on Miller Grove, who knocked Dunwoody into the loser’s bracket with a 4-3 victory. Dunwoody shut out Lakeside 1-0 to set up the finals sweep over the Lady Wolverines.
Miller Grove (16-6-1) and Dunwoody (20-8) will play home games in the state tournament set for Oct. 10. DeKalb County will have a total of six schools in the state playoffs.
Dunwoody will host Region 7-AAAAA No. 4 seed Forsyth Central High School (15-16) in a doubleheader set for Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Dunwoody. The second game follows the 2:30 p.m. game and a third game, if necessary, will be played Oct. 11 at 4 p.m.
Miller Grove earned the No. 2 seed and will host Region 7-AAAAA
No. 3 seed Kell High School (15-8) at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 in a doubleheader. A third game, if necessary, is set for Oct. 11 at 4 p.m.
Lakeside, Arabia Mountain and Chamblee also reached the state playoffs, but must go on the road in the opening round. Redan will also host a playoff series.
Lakeside (19-9) will travel to Region 7-AAAAA No. 2 seed Creekview High School (19-11) for a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 10. The third game, if necessary, is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
Arabia Mountain (16-6) goes on the road to face No. 7 ranked and Region 7-AAAAA No. 1 seed Pope High School (21-5) in a doubleheader Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. The third game, if necessary, is set for Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
In Class AAAA, Chamblee (8-8-1) will play at Heritage-Catoosa High School (24-6-1), who is ranked No. 3 in the Georgia Prep Coaches Poll and No. 5 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The doubleheader on Oct. 10 will begin at 5 p.m. with the third game, if necessary, set for Oct. 11 at 5 p.m.
Redan (10-7-1) will host Region 7-AAAA No. 4 seed Dalton High School (13-17) in a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Oct. 10. A third game, if necessary, is set for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m. Redan earned the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAAA by reaching the tournament finals before losing to Marist.