Week 4 softball rankings

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No. 2 Mill Creek falls from its perch atop Class AAAAAAA as North Gwinnett takes over at No. 1 following a 5-4 home win against the Hawks in nine innings. The rest of the poll doesn’t see much movement aside from Cherokee dropping out. The Warriors were shutout 4-0 by No. 4 Lassiter. Lowndes replaces Cherokee at No. 10.

The gauntlet of Region 6-AAAAAA is starting to wear on annual powers. Allatoona continues its slide out of the rankings following their second consecutive loss to No. 4 Dalton, 3-2. Harrison also tumbles out at 7-6 overall and 5-3 in region play. Coach Chance Cain’s No. 3 ranked Creekview Grizzlies pace the field at 8-0 in the region. Freshman Emily Wilkie is raking at .571 with a team-best 19 RBIs and 2 homers. On the mound, sophomore Ashton Maloney has pitched to contact and recorded 7-1 record with a 1.50 ERA. Replacing the aforementioned Allatoona Buccaneers and Harrison Hoyas are No. 9 Richmond Hill and No. 10 Greenbrier. No. 8 Mundy’s Mill continues its dominance, allowing just one run the entire season at 11-0.

It looks like a three horse race in Class AAAAA with No. 1 Buford, No. 2 Walnut Grove and No. 3 Locust Grove combining for a 33-3 record. No. 10 Thomas County Central falls six spots following 7-6 loss to newly ranked No. 9 Harris County who is now 5-1. Thomas County Central’s record sits at 6-5. Harris County has a date with AAAA No. 2 Northside-Columbus today.

No. 1 Chapel Hill defeated No. 10 Cedartown 3-1 in a Class AAAA showdown. Even with the loss the Bulldogs have played well this season and make an appearance in the top ten following an 8-4 start. Chestatee sinks out of the rankings with two more losses. The War Eagles are now 13-3 but 1-3 in region after their second loss to No. 3 Marist, 8-0 and a 3-0 loss to Blessed Trinity, who is starting to play better ball. No. 9 Cairo debuts in the top ten following a 12-1 start. They test their record against No. 7 Columbus tonight.

No. 1 Calhoun is outrunning the competition in AAA. The Yellow Jackets advanced to 18-1 with a 13-1 win over Adairsville this week. Torri Gaddis allowed one hit while Ashlyn Barnes supplied the power with a homerun. No. 3 Franklin County jumps a spot thanks to a 6-0 shutout of No. 5 East Jackson. Westminster is sneaking up the poll at No. 8. The Wildcats are 6-1 and look very dangerous. Worth County drops out at 6-4 to make room for Westminster.

Just like in Class AAAAA, three teams stand above the rest in AA. No. 1 Vidalia (14-0), No. 2 Rockmart (16-1) and No. 3 Harlem (9-1) are feasting on competition. Rockmart crushed No. 8 Pepperell 14-0 while Harlem drilled No. 10 Screven County 16-1. No. 5 Dodge County rises two spots after beating No. 6 Bleckley County 4-3.

No. 1 Wesleyan takes over the top spot in its new home, Class A-Private. Stratford Academy has slipped to No. 3 after suffering their first loss of the season, a 12-3 drubbing at the hands of No. 2 Tattnall Square Academy. The bottom of the poll gets shaken up with ELCA and Hebron Christian exiting and No. 8 Providence Christian and No. 9 Mt. Paran entering.

Class A-Public powers No. 1 Gordon Lee and No. 2 Georgia Military flexed their muscle. Gordon Lee pounded No. 10 Trion 11-0 while GMC edged No. 3 Glascock County 6-1. Schley County debuts at No. 6 thanks to a 10-4 record and a perfect 8-0 start in region play. They are riding a 7-game winning streak.


  1. North Gwinnett
  2. Mill Creek
  3. Kennesaw Mountain
  4. Lassiter
  5. East Coweta
  6. Grayson
  7. Lambert
  8. Parkview
  9. Etowah
  10. Lowndes


  1. Cambridge
  2. Pope
  3. Creekview
  4. Dalton
  5. River Ridge
  6. Houston County
  7. Northgate
  8. Mundy’s Mill
  9. Richmond Hill
  10. Greenbrier


  1. Buford
  2. Walnut Grove
  3. Locust Grove
  4. Thomas County Central
  5. Whitewater
  6. Wayne County
  7. Kell
  8. Loganville
  9. South Effingham
  10. Carrollton


  1. Chapel Hill
  2. Northside-Columbus
  3. Marist
  4. Central-Carroll
  5. Heritage-Catoosa
  6. Ridgeland
  7. Columbus
  8. Stephens County
  9. Cairo
  10. Cedartown


  1. Calhoun
  2. Morgan County
  3. Franklin County
  4. Cook
  5. East Jackson
  6. Brantley County
  7. Ringgold
  8. Westminster
  9. Sonoraville
  10. Pike County


  1. Vidalia
  2. Rockmart
  3. Harlem
  4. Monticello
  5. Dodge County
  6. Bleckley County
  7. Heard County
  8. Pepperell
  9. Chattooga
  10. Screven County


  1. Wesleyan
  2. Tattnall Square Academy
  3. Stratford Academy
  4. Strong Rock Christian
  5. First Presbyterian Day
  6. Mt. Pisgah
  7. Christian Heritage
  8. Providence Christian
  9. Mt. Paran
  10. Calvary Day


  1. Gordon Lee
  2. Georgia Military College
  3. Glascock County
  4. Seminole County
  5. Baconton Charter
  6. Schley County
  7. Lanier County
  8. Telfair County
  9. Miller County
  10. Trion