The Hawks rallied from a 5-3 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.
However, the Indians scored three runs in the 10th and Bruce Kirkpatrick struck out two and didn’t allow a run over the final two innings to give McEachern a key Region 4AAAAAA road win.
The Indians (14-3, 8-1), scored twice in the seventh to take the 5-3 lead. Aaron Morris’ one-out RBI single plated T.J. Clark who led off with a single. One batter later, Phil Tucker, who reached on a hit by pitch, scored on a wild pitch during Trey Harris’ at-bat.
The Hawks responded when Brian Johnson’s one-out RBI single scored Tyler Weyenberg who led off with a single, and a two-out fielding error on the shortstop during Mitchell Mannino’s at-bat plated Matthew Vaccaro with the game-tying run.
Harris led off the 10th with a go-ahead home run and 6-5 McEachern advantage. Kirkpatrick’s RBI single scored Sam Stephens and Jonathan Wells’ two-out infield single plated Jared Walker for the 3-run lead.
Harris had two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs for the Indians. Dalton Geekie had two doubles, while Wells had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs.
Wheeler 2, Lassiter 0: In a pitchers’ duel between Taylor Buice and Caleb Kutsche, it was Buice and the Wildcats who emerged with a Region 5AAAAAA win.
Both pitchers went the distance. Buice (3-2) struck out five, scattering five hits and two walks. Kutsche struck out nine and also allowed five hits and two walks, but he was scored upon in the first and sixth innings.
Emil Thomas and Kyle Allen drove in Wheeler’s runs, scoring Alan Peters and Adrian Morris. Allen was 2-for-3 on the night.
Harrison 6, North Cobb 3: Nick Sexton kept the Warriors largely in check, leading the Hoyas to the Region 4AAAAAA win.
Sexton (1-2) struck out eight over six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh, allowing a two-run home run to North Cobb’s Patrick Smith. Ben Schniederjans then came in and recorded the final two outs, striking out two and recording his first save of the season.
Austin Sanders and Cam Iszler each had three hits for Harrison (8-8, 5-2), with Sanders scoring twice and Iszler driving in a pair of runs. Tony Flores had two RBIs and reached base three times on a hit, walk and hit by pitch.
Allatoona 10, Villa Rica 0 (5 inn.): The Buccaneers poured on six fifth-inning runs to end the game in five innings at home. Bradley Willis hit a two-run home run in the frame and Andrew Fousch added a solo shot.
Kris Patel was 3-for-3 with and RBI. Bradley Lewis was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Fousch was 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Clarke Schmidt was 2-for-3.
Pitcher T.J. Watts is now 2-1 on the year. He worked five innings and gave up three hits and struck out five.
Kennesaw Mountain 15, Campbell 0 (4 inn.): Six first-inning runs followed by six in the second led to the Kennesaw Mountain victory in four innings.
The Mustangs (7-8, 3-6) had seven hits in the first inning alone and batted around. Alex Darwich broke it open in the first with a two-run double to give the Mustangs a 3-0 lead.
In the second inning, Reggie Priutt had an RBI triple to set the stage.
Pruitt was 2-for-2 with a triple. Tyler Stephenson was also 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Zach Goodman and Garrett Blinkhorn both had doubles.
Zach Chandler worked all four innings and gave up just two hits. He had five strkeouts and no walks.
Pope 4, Riverwood 1: The Greyhounds held Riverwood scoreless after the first while scoring all their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in a Region 7AAAAA game.
Steven Skruck worked the first five innings to get the win. He gave up just one hit and had seven strikeouts. Nathaniel Lowe pitched the last two innings, giving up no hits.
Riverwood’s one hit of the game came on a bunt single in the fifth.
Mason Shiflett had a two-run single with two outs to highlight the fourth inning.
Jacob Culverson was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Pope. Carl Williams was 1-for-3 with a double.
Marietta 6, Hiram 0: Brooks Dechiara pitched a complete-game shutout as the Blue Devils rolled to a non-region victory.
Dechiara allowed four hits and struck out six.
Jordan Mathis was 1-for-3 and drove in two runs, and Evan Steele added a hit and an RBI.
South Cobb 7, Pebblebrook 1: Avery Williams went 3-for-3 with a pair of two-run doubles to lead the Eagles to the Region 4AAAAAA victory.
Tyler Minkken had a no-hitter into the sixth and finished by going 5 2/3 innings allowing one hit and striking out five.
Thomas Leffew added a hit and an RBI.
Walton 3, Pope 0: Walton shut out Pope in a non-region match against Raider Valley.
Phillip Adams scored the first two goals for the Raiders and Reid Hahm accounted for the third.
Adam’s second goal with 17 minutes left off a throw in by Connor Liney. Hahm scored a minute later off a free kick from Shaheem Barzegar.
Harrison 2, Marietta 1 (PK): The Hoyas hit their first four penalty kick attempts on the road while Marietta missed its third and fourth. Kevin McKay saved the first attempt while the other Marietta miss went over the bar.
Drew Blankenbecker scored first five minutes into the second half on a loose ball. Marietta tied it 5 minutes later.
Cole Guertin, Keegan Sanders, Andrew Deltac and Ryne Sieracki provided the game winner.
Campbell 3, Hillgrove 2: Mark Sanbou scored two goals, including what proved to be the game winner in the Region 4AAAAAA contest.
The Hawks had an early 1-0 lead until Monico Hernandez scored with an assist from Alejandro Hernandez.
Luis Salgado also had an assist.
McEachern 3, South Cobb 0: The Lady Indians broke into the win column for the first time, winning the Region 4AAAAAA road game.
Ireyuna Hall scored twice, while Abbe Ellerbe also reached the net. Deyanna Saintdic-Bourret and Erin McKenzie had assists.
Kaityln Valenzuela and Aleksandra Glod combined to make five saves for McEachern (1-8, 1-4).
Kennesaw Mountain 7, Pebblebrook 0: Vannah Moreland scored three goals and added an assist as the Lady Mustangs rolled to a Region 4AAAAAA shutout.
Tayler Hartrampf scored two goals with two assists and Nicole Guajardo finished with a goal and three assists.
Hillgrove 3, Campbell 1: The Lady Hawks’ seniors provided all of the scoring punch in their senior night Region 4AAAAAA match at home.
Following a scoreless first half, Maggie Gaughan contributed two goals and Necee Jennings one as Hillgrove (13-3-1, 5-1) rolled to the win.
Gaughan also had an assist as did Maggie Post.
Senior goalkeepers Ivy MacIntyre and Breanne Dykes combined for four saves.
Kennesaw Mountain 14, Wheeler 5: The Lady Mustangs opened up the game in the second half after leading 9-5 by holding Wheeler scoreless the reast of the way.
Megan Dreyer had five goals and two assists to lead the Lady Mustangs in a non-area game. Caroline Dyar added three goals. Goalkeeper Monica Hicks had six saves.
Harrison 4, Marietta 1: The Hoyas swept all three singles points, on their way to the Region 4AAAAAA victory.
Jack Hadaway and Brad Dismukes each needed three sets to prevail. Bradley Singh eased to victory, allowing just three games.
Lee Chadwick and Whit Barfield won in doubles play, also giving up just three games.
Jay Buxton and Patrick Lee won a doubles point for Marietta.
South Cobb 4, McEachern 1: Bola Bamidele needed three sets to win her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to help the Lady Eagles to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.
Sara Darensbourg won 6-2, 6-0 and Jada Moore 6-1, 6-0 to complete the singles sweep.
Erin Kobiella and Kayla Trahan won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.
McEachern’s Kaela Hubert and Jenae Royals won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.