Brookstone had the winning run on base in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Cougars couldn't sustain the rally and fell to Schley County 6-4 on Friday afternoon.
The victory gave Schley County a sweep of Brookstone this season and the Region 4-A championship.
Only the region champions are guaranteed a berth in the Class A state playoffs, but the Cougars were No. 7 in the latest power rankings that were released Tuesday. With the top 16 making the private-school field, the Cougars seem to be a lock for a berth.
Schley County built a 6-0 lead in Friday's game with two runs each in the first, fifth and sixth innings. Meanwhile, Blake Howell had limited the Cougars to just two hits through six.
But the Cougars refused to go quietly.
Guy Peek led off the seventh with a single and James Sherrer walked. Preston Campbell followed with a single to left to score Peek.
Eliot Turner hit a grounder, which was thrown away, allowing Sherrer and Campbell to score. Turner went all the way to third on the play.
Matt Jones then reached on another error, which allowed Turner to score the fourth run.
Chase Patrick was brought in to replace Howell. Patrick hit a batter and walked one to load the bases, but he managed to get the three outs Schley County needed.
Friday at Brookstone
Schley Co. 200 022 0 --6 10 3
Brookstone 000 000 4 --4 4 3
WP--Blake Howell (NA). LP--Andrew Hamric (NA). Hitting leaders--Schley County Brett Usry 2-3, 2R, RBI; Reid Ragsdale 3-4, 2B, 2RBI; Matt Corbin 1-3, RBI; Blake Howell 2-3, R; Logan Schofield 1-3, R; Josh Hutchens 1-2, R, RBI. Brookstone Guy Peek 1-3, R; Preston Campbell 1-2, R, RBI. Records--Brookstone 15-8. Next--Brookstone, first round of Class A private-school playoffs on Friday.
Shaw 15, Jordan 0
Brent Morrison went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs for Shaw in a win over Jordan.
Friday at Shaw
Jordan 000 0 --0 4 0
Shaw (11)03 1 --15 11 2
WP-- Antonio Evans (2-2). LP-- Vizcarrando. Hitting leaders-- Shaw: Jalin Thomas 1-1 2B 3 RBIs 2 runs, Brent Morrison 3-3 2B HR 4 RBIs 3 runs, Mitchell Gaddis 2-3 run 3 RBIs, Kenneth Mott 1-1 2B; Jordan: White 2-2. Records-- Shaw 12-13, 6-8; Jordan N/A. Next-- Jordan on road in Class AA playoffs, Friday; Shaw -- end of season.
Calvary 3,Creekside 1
Joshua Mixon scored two goals for Calvary Christian and Brandon McQuinn had one in a win over Creekside Christian.
Friday at Woodruff
Goals-- Calvary Christian: Joshua Mixon (2) Brandon McQuinn. Assists-- Calvary Christian: Clayton Barefield. Goalies-- Calvary Christian: Thomas Chappel 5 saves. Records-- Calvary Christian 8-6. Next: Calvary Christian at The Campus, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, Ga.
Calvary 4, Trinity 3
Calvary Christian won its first girls soccer GICAA Central region title on by defeating Trinity 4-3 on penalties Friday. Calvary Christian will play Creekside Christian at Columbus State Monday at 4:30 p.m.
NEWNAN 11,COLUMBUS 4
Joy Holden scored two goals in Columbus' loss to Newnan.
Goals--Columbus Joy Holden 2, Clair Williams, Quincy Holt. Goalies--Columbus Paige Taylor 4 saves. Records--Columbus 2-10-1. Next: Columbus NA.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Glenwood finished as the runner-up in AISA Class 3A Region 1 after a 6-0 loss to Macon-East in the championship game.
The Lady Gators beat Pike Liberal 3-1 in an earlier game.
Thursday at Montgomery
Glenwood 000 030 0 --3 7 0
Pike 010 000 0 --1 7 0
WP--Macey Tucker. LP--Kristy Taylor (NA). Hitting leaders--Glenwood Cailah Niles 2-3, HR, 3RBI; Kirstin Reynbolds 2-3.Game 2
Macon-East 102 000 3 --6 10 3
Glenwood 000 000 0 --0 4 2
WP--Deven Kennedy. LP--Macey Tucker (22-6). Records--Glenwood 32-9. Next--Glenwood, Friday, 1 p.m. vs. Bessemer in AISA Class 3A state tournament.
CASS 4, SHAW 1
WHITE, Ga. -- Cass knocked Shaw out of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs in the first round on Thursday.
Yujin Hicks picked up Shaw's lone win at No. 3 singles.
She defeated Jessica Frank 6-2, 6-4.
Thursday at Cass
No. 1: Rileigh Lanham (C) d. Regina Falcon 6-0, 6-4; No. 2: Alleigh Beard (C) d. Kayla Blackman 6-4, 7-6; No. 3: Yujin Hicks (S) d. Jessica Frank 6-2, 6-4.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Flower Nation/Morgan Magton (C) d. Carley Douglas/Kaitlyn Blackwell 6-1, 6-0; No. 2: Callie Dial/Hannah Howard (C) d. Kaitlyn Clarke/MinYoung Jang 6-0, 6-0.