The Ridgeland Lady Panthers secured at least the No. 2 seed for next week's Region 6-AAAA tournament in Dalton with a 6-0 shutout victory at Southeast Whitfield.
Ridgeland (19-5 overall, 9-2 region) picked up a solo run in the top of the first, scored twice in the third and added a three-spot in the sixth to put the game out of reach.
The Lady Panthers got 13 hits, all singles. Ciera Foster, Katie Davis, Whitney Boehm, Grayson James and Katie Carruth all had two hits each, while Boehm picked up two RBIs. Davis, Kiera Foster and Laine Hicks each had one RBI.
Hailey Carroll threw one of her best games of the season, scattering just four hits and striking out four without allowing a walk to get the win. She threw just 81 pitches, 56 going for strikes.
Ridgeland, back in the top 10 of the Score Atlanta state rankings at No. 10 in Class AAAA this week, will be at home for Senior Night on Thursday as new No. 1 Northwest Whitfield, the region frontrunner, comes to Happy Valley to provide the competition. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.