The 2012 DeKalb County softball season came to an end on Thursday as all six teams were knocked out of the state playoffs.
Dunwoody fell 3-1 and 4-1 to Forsyth Central in their 2-0 best-of-three Class AAAAA series loss.
Forsyth Central got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning of the opening game as Rachel Karlan hit a three-run homer for a 3-0 lead which would hold up in the 3-1 victory.
Karlan's homer would be the difference in the game as both teams had six hits each in the game.
Dunwoody cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the first as Stacey Ward had a big two-out hit to score Haley Pierce who had doubled.
Neither team managed another run in the game as both pitchers, Stacey Ward of Dunwoody and Caroline Thomas of Forsyth Central, worked out of jams several times to keep the score at 3-1.
Forsyth Central took advantage of a pair of Dunwoody errors in the bottom of the third in the second game 4-1 victory to score three unearned runs for a 3-0 lead.
Dunwoody took advantage of a Forsyth error in the fourth to trim the lead to 3-1 as Catriona Geddes scored on a bases loaded walk to Samantha Behrend following the error that loaded the bases.
Forsyth added another unearned run in the fifth to make the final of 4-1.
Dunwoody finishes the season 21-10.
Lakeside dropped a pair of Class AAAAA games to Creekview by scores of 8-1 and 4-3 to also finish its season. The Lady Vikings compiled a 19-11 record on the year.
Highly ranked Pope (23-5) shutout Arabia Mountain 15-0 and 16-0 to sweep the Class AAAAA best-of-three series at Pope. Arabia Mountain concludes its season with a 16-8 record.
Miller Grove was swept by Kell at home in its Class AAAAA best-of-three softball series. Miller Grove goes home with a 16-8-1 record in the Lady Wolverines' first state playoff appearance.
Class AAAA teams Redan and Chamblee also lost their best-of-three playoff series two games to none to fall out of the playoffs. Redan (10-9-1) fell
16-0 and 12-0 to Dalton at home while Chamblee lost on the road by scores of 15-0 and 9-1 to Heritage-Catoosa.
State Softball Playoff Schedule
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Class AAAAA (Best of 3 Series)
Forsyth Central (17-16) 3, Dunwoody (21-10) 1 Forsyth Central (17-16) 4, Dunwoody (21-10) 1 At Miller Grove Kell (17-8) def. Miller Grove (16-8-1) Kell (17-8) def. Miller Grove (16-8-1) At Creekview Creekview (21-11) 8, Lakeside (19-11) 1 Creekview (21-11) 4, Lakeside (19-11) 3 At Pope Pope (23-5) 15, Arabia Mountain (16-8) 0 Pope (23-5) 16, Arabia Mountain (16-8) 0
Class AAAA (Best of 3 Series)
Dalton (15-17) 16, Redan (10-9-1) 0
Dalton (15-17) 12, Redan (10-9-1) 0
Heritage-Catoosa (26-6-1) 15, Chamblee (8-10-1) 0 Heritage-Catoosa (26-6-1) 9, Chamblee (8-10-1) 1