Gordon Lee Trojans

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans captured their eighth GHSA fastpitch state championship on Saturday morning with a 14-4, five-inning, run-rule victory over rival Trion in the Class A Public School state championship game in Columbus.

The score was tied 2-2 before Gordon Lee plated six runs in both the third and fourth innings.

Gracey Kruse was 4-for-4 with three doubles, while Paxton Grimes belted a two-run homer, a three-run homer and finished with six RBI. Grimes finished the year with 11 homeruns, breaking the Gordon Lee single-season record.

This marked Gordon Lee's 12th consecutive appearance in the championship game. The Lady Trojans finished the year with a 33-3 record.

Read more in Wednesday's Walker County Messenger and Catoosa County News.