Calhoun's Blair Hall

Calhoun's Blair Hall connects for a solo homer in Game 1 against LFO in the Region 6-AAA Championship Series last Wednesday. (Tim Godbee, For the Calhoun Times)

Tim Godbee, Photographer

CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND CAPSULE

Cedar Grove (9-16) at Calhoun (22-8)

SERIES INFO: The series will begin with a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. If a Game 3 is necessary, it will be played on Thursday with a time TBA.

SEEDS: Calhoun is the No. 1 seed from Region 6-AAA; Cedar Grove is the No. 4 seed from Region 5-AAA.

STATE RANKINGS: Calhoun – No. 1 in the MaxPreps Class AAA rankings; Cedar Grove – No. 45.

CALHOUN INFO: The Lady Jackets have won six straight games going into the state tournament, which encompassed sweeps in all three rounds of the Region 6-AAA Tournament. …They are looking to advance to at least the second round of State for the sixth straight season and make an appearance in the Elite Eight in Columbus for the fifth straight season. … Calhoun’s offense has scored eight or more runs in 11 games this season and their pitchers have allowed two or fewer runs in 16 games, including five of the six games in the region playoffs.

CEDAR GROVE INFO: The Lady Saints enter the state tournament struggling of late as they have won just two games out of their last 11. …They have scored eight or more runs in nine games this season but their pitching staff has struggled allowing five or more runs 16 times. …Cedar Grove is in the state tournament for the third time in the last four years and are looking to make it back to the second round where they went in 2014.