Top-ranked Gordon Lee held off Bryan County 4-3 in the first game of the state Class A softball finals, held in Columbus. Bryan County scored all three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
The loss drops the No. 2-ranked Lady Redskins (30-8) into a loser's bracket game in the double elimination tournament. They play the loser of Mount Pisgah and Brookstone on Friday at 9 a.m.