(WTVM) - The Northside Patriots advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class 4A state softball playoffs on Wednesday, sweeping the Mary Persons Bulldogs 7-0 and 7-3.
The Patriots move to 28-2 on the season with the victories.
The other area 4A teams didn't fare as well. Columbus was swept by Perry, 11-2 and 11-2. Hardaway lost on the road to West Laurens, 16-0 and 14-0, and Troup was eliminated by Northwest Whitfield, 10-1, and 6-2.
In 5A, Harris County beats Ware County 2-1 and 13-2 to advance to the second round.
Callaway moving on in 2A, sweeping Douglass-Atlanta 20-0 and 22-0.
Class 1A teams open first-round play on Friday.