Week 5 Softball Rankings

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Lassiter rises to No. 2 in Class AAAAAAA after No. 3 Mill Creek and No. 6 Kennesaw Mountain slide. Lassiter defeated Kennesaw Mountain 5-4 in nine innings and the Mustangs also dropped a 1-0 decision to Allatoona. No. 5 Parkview is starting to find its stride, picking up a 5-2 win over Class A-Private No. 1 Wesleyan, the Wolves’ only loss of the season. Etowah climbs two spots to No. 7, right ahead of No. 8 Lambert after beating the Longhorns 9-1.

Class AAAAAA No. 1 Cambridge let AAAAAAA taste its dominance as the Bears knocked off No. 3 Mill Creek 4-2. No. 2 Creekview has now won 10-straight games with wins over Allatoona (5-4) and No. 4 River Ridge (9-3). Richmond Hill drops out and is replaced by No. 10 Effingham County.

Samantha Thomas broke the school record for home runs in a career for Class AAAAA No. 1 Buford in their 8-0 win over Flowery Branch. Thomas blasted two homers to give her 31 over her illustrious career. The Wolves took a bite out of top competition as well last week, shutting out No. 2 Walnut Grove 4-0. New to the No. 3 position is Harris County who leaps over the field in part to their impressive wins over former Class AAAA No. 1 Chapel Hill (6-1, 8-1), AAA No. 5 Franklin County (8-5) and AA No. 3 Harlem (10-9).

In Class AAAA, Chapel Hill plummets to No. 5 after being swept by Harris County and losing to Class A-Public No. 1 Gordon Lee 5-0. Northside-Columbus regains its place atop the poll and proved its mettle by stopping Harris County 6-3. Marist rises to No. 2, but the War Eagles did suffer a 1-0 loss against A-Private No. 1 Wesleyan. No. 10 Jefferson crashes the poll in place of Cairo who lost to No. 9 Columbus 4-0 and No. 1 Northside, 6-0.

Westminster continues its rise up the Class AAA poll and now sits at No. 3 after Franklin County, Cook, Brantley County and Ringgold all slide. Along with Westminster, No. 6 Pike County is a hot riser. The Pirates are now 15-4 and currently riding a 7-game winning streak highlighted by a 3-0 shutout of Class A-Private No. 5 Strong Rock Christian. Replacing Sonoraville and Ringgold in the top ten are No. 9 Lovett (7-2) and No. 10 Southeast Bulloch (9-1).

New to the Class AA picture is Jeff Davis and Bacon County. No. 10 Bacon County scored a win over Cook 10-9 and sits at 12-4 overall while No. 9 Jeff Davis is 14-2 with 13-straight wins including a 2-1 win over Wayne County and a 5-3 victory against Bacon County.

Class A-Private No. 1 Wesleyan dropped its first game of the year to Parkview, but still holds onto the top spot. No. 2 First Presbyterian Day is making noise at 13-3. The Vikings went on the road and beat No. 3 Tattnall Square Academy 2-1 and No. 4 Stratford Academy 10-2. At the bottom of the rankings, No. 10 Galloway debuts in favor of Calvary Day who slides to 7-7 overall.

Miller County jumps from No. 9 to No. 5 in Class A-Public following their 12-5 win over No. 7 Baconton Charter. Marion County cracks the poll at No. 10. The Eagles are off to a 15-2 start.


1. North Gwinnett

2. Lassiter

3. Mill Creek

4. East Coweta

5. Parkview

6. Kennesaw Mountain

7. Etowah

8. Lambert

9. Lowndes

10. Grayson


1. Cambridge

2. Creekview

3. Pope

4. River Ridge

5. Houston County

6. Northgate

7. Greenbrier

8. Dalton

9. Mundy’s Mill

10. Effingham County


1. Buford

2. Walnut Grove

3. Harris County

4. Whitewater

5. Locust Grove

6. South Effingham

7. Jones County

8. Wayne County

9. Carrollton

10. Kell


1. Northside-Columbus

2. Marist

3. Heritage-Catoosa

4. Central-Carroll

5. Chapel Hill

6. Ridgeland

7. Stephens County

8. Cedartown

9. Columbus

10. Jefferson


1. Calhoun

2. Morgan County

3. Westminster

4. East Jackson

5. Franklin County

6. Pike County

7. Brantley County

8. Cook

9. Lovett

10. Southeast Bulloch


1. Vidalia

2. Rockmart

3. Harlem

4. Monticello

5. Bleckley County

6. Heard County

7. Dodge County

8. Screven County

9. Jeff Davis

10. Bacon County


1. Wesleyan

2. First Presbyterian Day

3. Tattnall Square Academy

4. Stratford Academy

5. Strong Rock Christian

6. Mt. Pisgah

7. Christian Heritage

8. Mt. Paran

9. Providence Christian

10. Galloway


1. Gordon Lee

2. Georgia Military College

3. Glascock County

4. Seminole County

5. Miller County

6. Lanier County

7. Baconton Charter

8. Schley County

9. Trion

10. Marion County