Vikings clinch third seed out of 4-AAAAA

The Northgate Vikings are headed to the Class AAAAA baseball playoffs next week after clinching a playoff berth out of Region 4-AAAAA.

Northgate was guaranteed a third-place finish after earning a forfeit victory over Mt. Zion-Jonesboro. The Vikings (14-5) were scheduled to travel to Clayton County on Thursday and will now wrap up the regular season today with a trip to play winless Creekside.

Whitewater (16-2) clinched the region title following a 5-2 loss by Starr’s Mill against McIntosh that left the Panthers (15-4) with the No. 2 seed despite beating Whitewater earlier this season.

McIntosh, meanwhile, remains the odd team out for now, despite a 12-7 record while sitting a game behind Union Grove (13-6) heading into the final day of the season.

McIntosh’s only hope for the state playoffs is for Union Grove to lose today’s game at Mundy’s Mill (5-12) while also needing a win over Forest Park (1-10). Union Grove and McIntosh split two games during the regular season.

Should a tiebreaker come down to run differential head-to-head between teams, McIntosh holds the advantage having outscored Union Grove 8-7 over two games.

Region 4-AAAAA standings

Team Reg. All

y-Whitewater 16-2 20-4

x-Starr’s Mill 15-4 19-6

x-Northgate 14-5 15-10

Union Grove 13-6 14-10

McIntosh 12-7 17-7

Ola 10-8 13-10

Mundy’s Mill 5-12 6-15

Drew 3-10 4-11

Forest Park 1-10 1-10

Mt. Zion 1-13 1-13

Creekside 0-13 0-15

y-clinched region title

x-clinched state playoff berth

Today’s Games

Northgate at Creekside

Union Grove at Mundy’s Mill

Forest Park at McIntosh

Starr’s Mill at Whitewater

Drew at Ola





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