The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors won the Region 5-3A fast-pitch championship and were able to skip the first round.

The 14-7 Lady Warriors were to open the playoffs Monday and Tuesday against Sumrall. The winners were to advance to play winners between Seminary and Franklin County on Friday and Saturday.

"We have drawn a tough opponent against Sumrall," Coach Aaron Wilson said. "They have a good team. But this is the playoffs and it will get tougher and tougher each round."

The Lady Warriors closed out the regular season last Monday and Tuesday by taking three region victories. On Monday, they defeated Choctaw County 12-3. Then on Tuesday, they first traveled to Raleigh where they beat the Lady Lions 8-4. They then traveled to Forest where they took a 22-2 win.

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Choctaw County 3

The Lady Warriors scored 10 runs in the second inning to put Choctaw County away.

Betty Mingo was the winning pitcher.

Choctaw Central banged out 14 hits. Mingo led with three singles while Jada Sockey hit a double and a single.

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Raleigh 4

The Lady Warriors had to hold off a Raleigh rally in the sixth inning.

Choctaw Central scored two in the first, three in the second, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the seventh. Raleigh scored all of its runs in the sixth inning,

Jasmine Hickman was the winning pitcher.

Darin Tubby, Jada Sockey and Hickman all hit a double and a single to lead the Lady Warriors.

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Forest 2

The Lady Warriors exploded for 16 in the seventh as they knocked off Forest to finish 9-1 in region play.

Hickman was the winning pitcher.

Raina King led with two singles and a home run while Sockey hit two singles and a home run.