Riverdale’s baseball team punched its ticket to Spring Fling by defeating Soddy-Daisy 2-0 on Friday night.
Brady Puckett has been leading his team with the bat this week in region play, but it was his dominating performance on the mound in the sectionals that led Riverdale to its third consecutive Spring Fling Baseball Championships. He threw a five-hit shutout and walked none.
Meanwhile, Central Magnet advanced to sectional play on Saturday by beating DeKalb County in the Region 4-AA title game.
Oakland softball dropped a 5-4 nine-inning heartbreaker to Soddy-Daisy in nine innings to end its season.
Riverdale baseball will play at either Siegel or Oakland on Tuesday in the Class AAA state tournament draw.