Lassiter scored four runs in the first inning and then made the lead stand up as it defeated Carrollton 6-3 in Game 3 of the second-round Class AAAAAA state playoff matchup.
The victory moved the Trojans into the state quarterfinals, where they will travel to Valdosta next week. The series will start with a doubleheader Tuesday, and a Game 3 Wednesday, if necessary.
The first inning started with Parker Hughes being hit by a pitch, and Bradley Frye reached on a bunt single. After Cameron Campbell walked to load the bases, Ryan Martin singled to left to drive in Hughes.
Frye scored on a double play and Campbell scored when Kyle Carlson reached on an error. Carlson then scored on a two-out, two-strike single by Max Beck-Berendsen.
Campbell later added a couple insurance runs with a two-run homer to right.
Trey Griffin pitched five strong innings to get the win, while Walker Noland worked the last two innings to earn the save.
Carrollton 10-0, Lassiter 0-10: The Trojans won Game 2 to split the series-opening doubleheader.
Ryan Martin provided the big blow with an opposite-field grand slam. Bradley Frye was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Kyle Carlton added two hits.
Trey Griffin had a two-run single, while Cameron Campbell added an RBI double.
Walker Noland pitched a five-inning complete game, allowing only three hits and struck out five.
In Game 1, Carrollton broke it open with a five-run fourth to take a 9-0 lead.
Ryan Stephens went 2-for-3 with a double.
Walton 3, Dunwoody 2 (OT): The Lady Raiders scored 3 minutes into overtime and then made it hold up to win the quarterfinal matchup in the Class AAAAAAA state playoffs.
Walton will travel to Lambert on Monday for a matchup to determine which team will play for a state championship.
Atlanta International 4, Whitefield Academy 1: The Lady Wolfpack fell in the quarterfinals of the Class A Private state playoffs.
Allatoona 9, West Forsyth 3: The Buccaneers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A/7A state tournament.
Allatoona will host Buford on Saturday.
Blessed Trinity 18, Walker 3: A day after advancing to the Class A/5A quarterfinals, the Lady Wolverines saw their season come to a close.
Milton 20, Lassiter 6: The Lady Trojans’ season came to a close in the second round of the Class 6A/7A state playoffs.
Caitlin Gavin had two goals, while Katie Afshar, Diana Bruder, Alexa Young and Audrey Wisdom each had one for Lassiter (11-8).