Austin Steel was a one-man wrecking crew for Stewarts Creek at the plate and on the mound in leading the Red Hawks to a 6-1 win over Columbia in the first round of the Region 4-AAA baseball tournament.
Steel had three RBIs for the Red Hawks, including delivering a two-run double in the contest.

On the mound, Steel tossed a five-hit complete game, allowing just one run while striking out six.
The win sets up a region championship matchup on Wednesday between the top two teams from District 7-AAA, as Blackman slipped past Franklin County, 5-2, in eight innings.

D.J. Wright had nine strikeouts and allowed just two runs in going the distance for the Blaze, which won the regular season district championship, but finished second to Stewarts Creek in the district tournament.

Zavien Lindsey had a run-scoring triple for the Blaze, while teammate Michael Dimartino chipped in a run-scoring double for Blackman.

In other action, Central Magnet advanced to the championship game in District 8-AA with a 6-1 win over Chattanooga Christian on Monday. The win improves Central Magnet to 28-11 for the season and sets up a regional championship matchup at Signal Mountain on Wednesday.

Dylan Jenkins was the hitting star for Central, driving in four runs for the Tigers. James Touchton and Chris Johnson combined to allow just one run on the mound for Central Magnet.

Eagleville moved into the Region 5-A title game after posting a 6-0 shutout of East Robertson on Monday. The Eagles, now 19-16 on the year, earned another shot at District 9-A rival Forrest on Wednesday for the region title.

 

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