High School Sports

High school softball: Walnut Grove eliminates Columbus

The Walnut Grove softball team defeated Columbus 3-0 on Thursday afternoon at Lakebottom Park in a decisive Game 3 of their first-round Class AAA playoff series.

Walnut Grove scored a run in the second, third and fourth innings, including a solo home run by Sam Jenkins in the third inning.

Walnut Grove advances to play Heritage-Catoosa on Wednesday. Heritage-Catoosa swept North Springs 10-0 and 23-0 on Wednesday.

Walnut Grove won 3-0 in the series opener on Wednesday, but Columbus won the second game 8-3 that night to force Thursday's game.

For more coverage, pick up Friday's edition of the Ledger-Enquirer.