Ridgeland Panthers

The Ridgeland Panthers honored the 1959 Rossville High School State baseball championship team prior to Friday night's series finale with Southeast Whitfield and then proceeded to thrill the old-school Bulldogs with a region victory.

The Panthers scored four runs in the second inning, erupted for six runs in the fourth inning and tacked on two in the fifth to claim a 12-2 victory and sweep the season series.

D.J. Ball went 3-for-3 with a double and scored three times. Shawn Wilson had two hits, scored twice and drove in a team-high four runs and Riley Harrison tripled and accounted for two RBIs.

Tanner Hill had two hits and drove in two runs. Terrance Roberts had two hits, including a double, with one RBI. Drew Meade doubled and knocked in a run, while Timothy Hollister also had a hit.

Harrison got the victory as he pitched all five innings. He allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks with 10 strikeouts.

Ridgeland (5-4, 4-2) will travel to LaFayette on Tuesday to begin a three-game series with the Ramblers. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.