McEachern reaches 20 wins
by MDJ staff reports
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McEachern reached the 20-win mark for the first time in recent memory and moved in position for the Region 4AAAAAA championship with its 10-0 win over Campbell on Tuesday.

With a one-game lead on Hillgrove and two-game edge on Marietta, the Indians (20-4, 12-2) will begin its final series with Kennesaw Mountain today, needing one win to clinch the region title.

Sam Stephens (4-1) pitched an abbreviated no-hitter, allowing four walks and a hit batsman. He struck out seven over five innings before the run rule came into effect.

Jared Walker, Phil Tucker and Aaron Morris each went 2-for-3, with Walker adding two RBIs and Tucker two runs.

North Cobb Christian 7, Landmark Christian 6: Rabon Martin went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Eagles to a non-region victory.

Dylan Crumbley had a hit and drove in two, Zach Cornell had a triple and an RBI and Canon Rominson added an RBI single.

North Cobb Christian (8-15, 3-15) will host Mount Pisgah on Thursday.

Late Monday

Hillgrove 9-16, Pebblebrook 3-3:
Brian Johnson went a combined 4-for-5 and drove in two as the Hawks completed a Region 4AAAAAA doubleheader sweep.

Hillgrove won Game 2 in five innings.

Tyler Weyenberg had a solo home run, Johnson was 2-for-2 with an RBI and John Devine added an RBI double.

Casey McGourk piched five strong innings for the win and Cade Douglas earned the save.

In Game 2, Matthew Vaccaro was 3-for-3, Devine was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in, Johnson finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and Jacob Farmer was 2-for-4.

Hillgrove (14-10, 11-3) will travel to Harrison today.

North Cobb Christian 5, Fellowship Christian 0: Patrick Martin went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Rabon Martin pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Eagles to a Region 6A victory.

Rabon Martin was also 3-for-3 at the plate, Canon Robinson had two hits and an RBI, and Josh Schibi and Zach Cornell each added a double.


Mount Paran Christian 164, Walker 174:
Tyler Young and Max Alford both scored a 39 to lead the Eagles in a dual match with Walker. John Busby had a 42 that included a hole in one and Davis Hall shot 44.

For Walker Joe Reich shot a 40 to lead the way. Johnny Hsu shot 41, Barrett Kulic shot 44 and Bradley Moore finished with a 49.


Haller advances to sectional:
Though Kell as a team was unable to qualify for the Class AAAAA sectional in Augusta, Holly Haller did.

Haller shot 46 on the front nine and followed with a 45 for a total of 91, and she completed the Region 7AAAAA championship as the top golfer on a non-advancing team.


Hillgrove 5, Colquitt County 0:
Matt Hill won 6-0, 6-0 to help the Hawks to a sweep in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Maddux Mitchell won 6-2, 6-2 and Henry Squire 6-4, 7-5 in singles.

The doubles team of Davis Adams and Nick Orvino won 6-4, 7-6 as did Joey Case and Andy Johnson 6-0, 6-1.

Hillgrove (16-4) will face the winner of the Westlake-Luella match in Round 2.

North Cobb 5, Camden County 0: Jaryd Reese, Andre Canino and Rohman Mitchell each won singles matches 6-0, 6-1 to lead the Warriors to a win in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

The doubles team of Jake Tuchmann and Ronak Moey won 6-2, 6-2 as did Bradford Lahmann and Jacob Hightower 6-2, 6-2

North Cobb (18-1) will host winner of Newnan-Druid Hills match.

Walton 3, Central Gwinnett 0: Walton gave up just one game in its first round playoff win.

Shaunish Mookerji had the toughest time, winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Cameron Mistr was perfect at No. 2 singles as was Liam VIllante and Raymond Zhang at No. 2 doubles.

Walton will likely get a test against Johns Creek, the Raiders only loss of the year, in the second round.


Kennesaw Mountain 4, Coffee 1:
The Region 4AAAAAA champion Lady Mustangs cruised through their first-round match of the state tournament.

Kennesaw Mountain’s lone blemish came with a forfeit due to lack of numbers. Singles player Nicole Croxton was home sick.

Samantha Armas and Chika Okonkwo won singles points, neither allowing more than two games. Marilyn Corn and Katie Manroe allowed five games at No. 1 doubles, with the No. 2 team of Samantha Maddin and Mallie McNeel recording a second-set shutout after emerging from a first-set tiebreaker.

Kennesaw Mountain (19-3) will face either Druid Hills or Newnan when the playoffs resume next week.


Pope 1, Blessed Trinity 0:
Franklin Robinson gave the Greyhounds a win in their regular-season finale.

Robinson scored with 6 minutes left, corralling a throw-in from Ben Doran that was redirected by Zach McCown.

Sean Hatcher, who saved a breakaway shot from Blessed Trinity in the final minute, had seven saves on the night.

Pope (11-5-1) will host Dunwoody in a first-round Class AAAAA state playoff game May 1.

Kell 4, Hillgrove 3: Will Cullom capped the Longhorns’ non-region win with a pair of goals.

Sheyenne Rad and Guillermo Nieto also scored, while Shawn Buckley had two assists. Michael Isidoro and Nick Burbano each assisted on one goal.

Josue Compean saved four shots for Kell (12-6), which will travel to Lakeside-DeKalb for a first-round Class AAAAA state playoff game May 1.

Harrison 3, North Paulding 0: Cole Guertin score two of Harrison’s three goals en route to a non-region shutout.

Ryne Sieracki scored first for the Hoyas on a Nathan VIckroy corner kick 11 minutes into the game. Guertin scored a unassisted goal seven minutes later as Harrison took a 2-0 halftime lead.

Guertin capped the scoring five minutes into the second half with an assist by Andrew Deltac.

Harrison wraps its regular season with a 14-3 overall record.

Late Monday

Marietta 3, Dacula 1:
Matt Taylor scored two goals to lead the Blue Devils in a non-region.

Taylor’s first goal was off a corner kick by Sam Borgel to put Marietta on the board.

After the halftime score was knotted at 1-all, Bryan Camarena scored the eventual game winner on a Hunter Wood assist and Taylor added to the lead on an unassisted goal.

Ian Shannon had six saves in goal for Marietta.


Harrison 5, North Paulding 0:
Treva Aycock tallied a first-half hat trick to lead the Lady Hoyas in their regular-season finale.

Lizzie Sieracki added a goal and an assists, while Carleigh Rich accounted for the final goal. Hannah Ostman and Julia Dupree had assists.

Allison Leone and Kelsey Daugherty recorded the shutout for top-ranked Harrison (16-1), which will host Valdosta in a first-round Class AAAAAA state playoff game Tuesday.

Mount Paran Christian 2, North Springs 0: Rachel VanHorn and Ally Attencio scored for the Lady Eagles.

Lizzie Sieracki added a goal and an assists, while Carleigh Rich accounted for the final goal. Hannah Ostman and Julia Dupree had assists.

With a first-round bye, 10th-ranked Mount Paran (13-1) will open the Class A playoffs May 7.

Allatoona 3, Pope 1: Aleiya Armstrong scored two goals to lead the Lady Buccaneers to a non-region victory.

Willough Davis added the other goal while Suzanne Arafa and Sammi Jacobs each had an assist.

Allatoona (11-5-1) will open the Class AAAAA playoffs on Wednesday.

Kell 1, Hillgrove 0: Left out of the state playoffs, the Lady Longhorns closed their season with a win over the Class AAAAAA opponent.

Tracey Webster prevented the game from ending as a scoreless draw, when she converted a penalty kick with 1:02 left.

Savannah Corr saved seven shots for Kell (10-7-1).


Lassiter 15, Roswell 8:
The Trojans won the road game to wrap up the No. 3 seed from Area 2AAAAAA.

Jared Gantt led Lassiter (12-2, 6-2) with three goals and an assist, while Conner Bell had two goals and two assists.

Jack Fitzharris had two goals and an assist, Alex Lipsky had two goals and Tom Barre had a goal and an assist.

Ryan Smith made nine saves for the Trojans.

McEachern 12, North Atlanta 9: Tommy Staebler scored four goals to lead the Indians to a non-area victory.

Cameron Magee and Kevon James each scored three goals and Chad Suttles added two.

Kell 17, Whitewater 9: Alex Llerandi scored six goals to lead the Longhorns to a non-area victory

Damion Prosser scored four goals, Alex Jaramillo three and Andrew Liedberg added two.

Luke Harris seven saves.


Kell 17, Blessed Trinity 7:
Hayley Swift had four goals and four assists to lead the Lady Longhorns. Emily Swift and Leslie Ferguson had four goals as well in the non-area win on the road.

Katie Kunberger added three more goals. Izzy Palermo added a goal and an assist and Carissa Rutherford also score a goal. Hannah Rosen had 12 saves on 19 shots for Kell (10-4).

Kell started taking care of business early and built a 9-3 at the half.

Walton 14, Lassiter 5: Goalkeeper Emily James had 17 saves out of 31 total shots to keep top-ranked Lassiter at bay en route to an upset in Area 2AAAAAA play.

Maddie Weiss and Erin McBride both had four goals for Walton to lead the way. Carly White added two goals and two assists. Sophia Watkins, Rachel Damico, Annie Poling and Hannah Ashmore each had a goal.

Walton’s offense clicked from the beginning, scoring six straight to take a 7-1 lead at the half. Walton’s pulled most of its starters after taking a 14-3 lead.

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