Prep Roundup: Walk-off slam gives Sprayberry coach win No. 100
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Bobby Gauvreau ended the game with a grand slam, giving Sprayberry an 18-5 win over Franklin County (Ky.) on Wednesday and providing coach Phil Henderson with his 100th win.

Gauvreau was 2-for-4 with the three RBIs. Michael Chavis went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer in the second inning, finishing with three RBIs.

Zach Barnett earned the win in 3 1/3 of relief.

Sprayberry (8-9) and will host Region 7AAAAA rival Forsyth Central on Saturday.

Walton 17, Wheeler 1 (4 inn.): The Raiders used a 12-run fourth inning to earn the Region 5AAAAAA win.

Stephen Wrenn, who pitched all four innings, went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and a triple. Bradley Schwartz was

2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Henry Rowling had a three-run home run in the fourth inning.

Walton (13-4, 4-1) will host Lassiter on Saturday.

Harrison 2, Kennesaw Mountain 0: The Hoyas scored runs in the second and fourth inning to earn a hard-fought win over the Mustangs.

Austin Kuchinski reached on an error in the second inning and later scored on a single. Later, Kuchinski had an RBI on a sacrifice fly that scored Tony Flores.

Andrew Patrick pitched 4 2/3 innings, earning the win, while Jonathan Fisher finished out the contest to earn his first save of the year.

Harrison (10-8, 7-2 Region 4AAAAAA) will host a rematch with Kennesaw Mountain on Friday.

McEachern 4, Marietta 3: The Indians jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and held on from there.

Mone of the runs were earned, as all came home on errors.

T.J. Clark started the game and pitched five innings for McEachern, while Dalton Geekie faced seven batters, putting five down in strikeouts to end the game.

McEachern (16-3, 10-1 Region 4AAAAAA) will host Marietta on Friday.

Lassiter 9, Etowah 3: The Trojans trailed 3-1 heading into the top of the fifth inning, where they took a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish.

Lassiter scored four in the sixth to pull away. Erick Ankerholz hit a three-run home run to give the Trojans the lead.

Patrick Levandoski went 2-for-2 at the plate with a triple and an RBI.

Tim Eber pitched eight strikeouts to advance to 7-0 for Lassiter (10-7, 2-4 Region 5AAAAAA), which will play Saturday at Walton.

Allatoona 11, New Manchester 0 (5 inn.): The Buccaneers scored seven first-inning runs in a Region 5AAAAA rout.

Spencer Sherer went 2-for-2 with two home runs and five RBIs. Pete Derkay went 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Clarke Schmidt batted 2-for-3.

Grayson Herbin pitched three innings, finishing with five strikeouts.

Allatoona (12-5, 7-4 Region 5AAAAA) will host Paulding County on Friday.

Hillgrove 12, South Cobb 4: Chad Adkins led the Hawks at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Matthew Vaccaro went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two-run double. Tyler Weyenberg, Triston DeLovier, Brian Johnson and Taylor Black all had multiple hits.

Mitchell Mannino pitched six innings with six strikeouts.

Hillgrove (9-8, 6-3 Region 4AAAAAA) will host South Cobb on Friday.

BOYS TENNIS

Hillgrove 3, McEachern 0:
The Hawks recorded three shutouts to clinch the first-round win in the Region 4AAAAAA tournament.

Matt Hill and Maddox Mitchell won in singles, while Nick Orvino and David Adams in doubles.

Hillgrove, the No. 2 seed, will host Kennesaw Mountain in the second round following spring break.

Harrison 3, Marietta 0: With the first-round Region 4AAAAAA tournament win, the Hoyas advanced into an April 16 semifinal with North Cobb.

Jack Hadaway won in singles play, as did both doubles teams — Ben Maryland and Peter Heflin, and the duo of Lee Chadwick and Whit Barfield.

Kennesaw Mountain 5, Campbell 0: Continuing their long streak of state playoff berths, the third-seeded Mustangs dominated the first-round match of the Region 4AAAAAA tournament.

All three singles players — Aaron Barris, Joe Klokow and Matthew Osajima — won by 6-1, 6-0 margins. The doubles team of Matthew Gainey and Justin Thomas won in a shutout, as did the other pairing of Michael Deatrick and Will Batdorf.

After hosting Walker in a non-region match today, Kennesaw Mountain (16-2) will resume the region tournament April 16 by traveling to Hillgrove.

GIRLS TENNIS

Harrison 3, South Cobb 0:
The third-seeded Lady Hoyas cruised to a first-round win in

the Region 4AAAAAA tournament and clinched a state playoff berth.

Alexis Morris won 6-4, 6-2 in singles play, while both doubles teams — Taylor Lambertson and Jaclyn Black in one match, Autumn Weakley and Liz Powers in the other — recorded shutouts.

Harrison (10-7-1) will resume the tournament April 16, traveling to Hillgrove.

Hillgrove 3, McEachern 0: The Lady Hawks shut out the Lady Indians in the first round of the Region 4AAAAAA tournament.

Chioma Okonkwo won her singles match 6-2, 6-1, while Jaiden Massi and Hannah Creech (6-0, 6-0) and Scarlett Fernandez and Alexis Skillings (6-2, 6-0) won in doubles.

Hillgrove will host Harrison on Tuesday in the second round.

Allatoona 5, Rome 0: Kennedy Craig and Allison Whitley both recorded shutouts, while Haley only allowed two games in the Region 5AAAAA tournament match.

In doubles play, Kat Pugh and Katie Hulsey won 6-4, 6-1, while Melanie Whitley and Kristie Cooper won 6-0, 6-1.

Allatoona (14-1-1) will play the second round of the region tournament April 15 at the Lost Mountain Tennis Center.

BOYS LACROSSE

Harrison 13, Hillgrove 4:
Luke Wittenberg scored three goals and added an assist, leading the Hawks to the Area 1AAAAAA win.

Zach Danneman and Thomas Justusson each had two goals and an assist, while Alex Mowry also scored twice.

Mitchell Barnes saved 10 shots for Harrison (6-6, 3-0), which will be off until hosting McEachern on April 15.

Whitefield Academy 13, Woodward Academy 0: The Wolfpack recorded their first shutout of the season after beating the War Eagles in an Area 1A-AAAAA home game.

Preston Blair logged six goals for Whitefield (8-2, 4-1), which led 9-0 at halftime. Dallas Darling and Alex Manning each had two scores. Three other players each had one goal.

Starting goalkeer Matt Milburn didn’t see a shot, and reserve Keiran Witharana had two saves to preserve the shutout for Whitefield, which will host Darlington on Friday.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Sprayberry 23, River Ridge 10:
The Lady Yellow Jackets qualified for the state playoffs for the fifth straight year after winning the Area 2A-AAAAA home game.

Taylor McGhee collected seven goals and one assist for Sprayberry (7-5, 5-2), which led 14-5 at halftime. Jennie Racher had six goals, while Ashley Russo totaled five goals and one assist.

Katie Tokos scored twice and Caroline Curtis chipped in one goal with four assists. Abby Stolz scored once and had two assists.

Harrison 12, Hillgrove 8: The Lady Hoyas led 6-4 at the half and pulled away for the win.

Katie Define had three goals and two assists, Merrick Laughridge and Jessica Williams each had two goals and an assist, while Blake Lyons scored two goals.

Alexis Gray had eight saves under the net for Harrison (8-6), which claimed the Area 1AAAAAA championship.

North Cobb 11, Wheeler 10 (OT): The Warriors won in double overtime on a sudden-death goal from Morgan Hutcheson, who finished with three goals on the night.

Taylor Johnson led the team with four goals, while Taylor Purks, Kacey Page, Hannah Ludy and Kerri Beaton each had one goal. Peyton Reid had 11 saves in the goal for the Warriors.

North Cobb will host Campbell today, weather permitting.

BOYS GOLF

Kell 158, Mount Paran Christian 163:
Matthew Hines fired a 1-over 37 over nine holes to lead the Longhorns at Eagle Watch Golf Club.

Mark DeCoster and Chandler Mackey each shot 39, while P.J. Varner carded a 43.

Tyler Hancock led Mount Paran with a 39.

GIRLS GOLF

Harrison 132, Kennesaw Mountain 168:
Allison Black led the Lady Hoyas with a 40, followed by a 44 from Hailey Willman and a 48 by Caroline McCloud.

Harrison (5-2) will play in Vidalia at the Indian Inivational this weekend.

BOYS SOCCER

Late Tuesday

Marietta 4, McEachern 2:
Sam Borgel scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Blue Devils won the Region 4AAAAAA road game.

Will Nelson, Marvell

Lareche and Octavio Rico also scored.

Ian Shannon had six saves for Marietta (9-4, 4-3), which will travel to South Paulding today.

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