A 12-strikeout, one-hit performance by pitcher Leah Cabe helped Chapin clinch second place in Region 5-5A Friday night.
The 6-0 win over region champion Lexington earned the Lady Eagles an opening round home game in the Class 5A playoffs.
Maddie McMillion went 2-3 with three RBI and Andee Dircks went 2-3 with a home run and RBI to lead Chapin (17-6, 6-2). It will open the playoffs Wednesday at home against Carolina Forest.
Lexington (20-2, 7-1) will open at home Wednesday against Sumter.
Abby Gates had a three-run homer and Marlena Perez went 2-3 and struck out 10 as the Lady Timberwolves finished third in Region 5-5A.
Alexis Winters also homered and Nikki Gallardo drove in a run for White Knoll. It will open the playoffs Wednesday at Conway.
Kallie Earlington had a three-run homer in the first inning for River Bluff, whose season ended Friday.
Braden Fournel hit a three-run homer, one of three by the Wildcats, and Brandon Cromer struck out eight in the season-ending victory.
Coleman Bland had two RBI and a home run. Caleb Warren drove in two runs, Cole Long and Landon Knight both had two hits and Nathan Hall had a home run.
Lexington (19-5-1, 11-1) opens the Class 5A playoffs at home Tuesday against Conway.
Zach Cowart drove in three runs and Wyatt McPherson drove in two runs as the Gators finished the regular season in second place in Region 5-5A.
Todd Hudson struck out four in 3 1/3 innings and went 2-3 with an RBI for the win.
River Bluff (21-4, 10-2) will open the Lower State playoffs at home Tuesday against Socastee.
Corbin Wright went 3-4 with six RBI, including a grand slam, and Blake and Luke Palyok and Layne Turner all drove in three RBI to lead the Eagles.
John Allen Forrester went 2-3 and Josh Raines went 3-4 as both drove in two RBI for Airport (19-5, 7-1).
Airport will open the playoffs Tuesday at home against an at-large opponent.
The Panthers travel to Phillip Simmons in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs.
A pair of Region 5-5A soccer matches to determine playoff seeding is scheduled Saturday at Gilbert High School.
The Fox Creek boys will face Swansea at 11 a.m. for third place. At 1 p.m., the Fox Creek girls and Brookland-Cayce will play for second place.
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