Prep Roundup: Lassiter pulls away to romp Blessed Trinity
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After a 1-all first inning, Lassiter ran away off the strength of a seven-run second to beat Blessed Trinity 13-1 on Tuesday.

Six players had two or more hits for Lassiter (2-1), which had 16 as a team.

Kelly Sinclair was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Carli Kayler was 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. Amanda Wilson, Piper Wagner, Sally Swan and Catherine Pizza each had two hits, with Wilson and Pizza contributing two RBIs apiece.

Brianna Michaud and Sydney Kayler split the pitching duties, with each throwing two innings.

Lassiter will begin its Region 5AAAAAA schedule Thursday, hosting Wheeler.

South Cobb 8, Walton 7: Becky Collins drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the fifth inning, and the Lady Eagles won the all-county home game.

Walton (0-6) had taken a 7-2 lead through 2½ innings, but South Cobb (7-2) rallied with four runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Collins was 2-for-4 with three RBIs on the day, while Emily Cargle was 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs. Terilyn Harris was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Stephanie Cantrell, after reaching base as a pinch-hitter, scored the final run on Collins’ hit.

Brittany Rhodes (7-0) narrowly continued her undefeated start, allowing four hits and five walks. Only two of the runs she allowed were earned, as South Cobb was credited with four errors.

South Cobb will travel to Osborne on Monday, while Walton will host Cambridge today.

Mount Paran Christian 18, Walker 4 (5 inn.): The Lady Eagles drew 11 walks, four hit batsmen and cruised to a lopsided victory in the Region 6A road game.

Mount Paran (2-2, 1-0) got its runs off just seven hits.

Emily Harrell was the only Lady Eagle with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. She was also the winning pitcher, striking out four.

Caroline Reilly was 1-for-3 with two walks, three runs and three RBIs, while Cassie Lugar was 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs and two RBIs.

Mount Paran will travel to Lovett on Thursday.

Cherokee 7, Pope 0: Ellyn Strother had the lone hit for the Lady Greyhounds, who lost the non-region game in Canton.

Pope (5-2) did reach base more, drawing five walks, but it couldn’t reach the plate.

The Lady Greyhounds will host Kell on Thursday to begin Region 7AAAAA play.

Late Monday

Allatoona 11, North Cobb 3:
Morgan Kazerooni drew three walks and hit a three-run home run in the third inning to get the Lady Buccaneers started.

Visiting Allatoona went on to score three runs in the fourth and an additional three runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Casey Lewis was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Erika Dunbar was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a double and two runs scored. Hailey Reagor was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Lewis pitched a complete game, giving up three runs on seven hits and had four strikeouts.

For North Cobb, Jordan Lewis was 2-for-4 at the plate. Ericka Clifford was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and Sarah Merced was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

VOLLEYBALL

Walker sweeps higher-level foes:
The Lady Wolverines won a pair of matches at Kennesaw Mountain, beating the host Lady Mustangs (25-15, 25-11) and Cartersville (25-14, 25-13).

Brooke Warner led the offense, finishing the night with 25 kills to go along with a pair of blocks. Holland Martin had 21 assists and three aces.

Anna Chocallo had a team-best 16 digs and six aces, and Emma Graham had 10 digs.

Walker (2-4) will host King’s Ridge Christian and Galloway on Thursday.

Harrison sweeps: The Lady Hoyas downed Hebron Christian (25-20, 25-20) and Holy Innocents’ (25-19, 25-15).

Caroline Ostman paced Harrison with 23 kills and 18 digs, while Madi Bright finished with 44 assists and 12 digs. Jocelyn Mahayag added 33 digs.

Marietta sweeps tri-match: The Blue Devils survived a three-setter with North Cobb Christian (25-14, 13-25, 25-19) and beat Woodland-Bartow (25-9, 25-18).

Against North Cobb Christian, Bailey West had eight kills and eight assists to lead the way.

Kirbe Bostic had seven kills, Chandler Warren finished with four, Jordan Edwards had three and Lauren Sutton finished with eight assists.

Marietta dominated serve against Woodland, with Warren and West both having five aces. Edwards had five kills and West added four kills and 12 assists. Bostic finished with three aces. Claire Bennett added four kills.

Marietta (12-12) will next travel to North Paulding, where it will also face McEachern.

Kennesaw Mountain earns split: The Lady Mustangs beat Cartersville (25-6, 25-19), but lost 25-15, 25-11 to Walker.

Lindsey Nation paced Kennesaw Mountain (2-9) with 15 kills, eight aces and five digs. Mia Griffiths had 10 kills, while Ellen Courter totaled 19 assists. Megan Dreyer finished with 10 digs and Haley Vonck collected five blocks.

Kennesaw Mountain will travel to the North Cobb play date Saturday, facing Rockdale County, Hart County, South Forsyth and Columbus.

North Cobb Christian splits: The Lady Eagles fell in three sets to Marietta (14-25, 25-13, 18-25), but defeated Woodland-Bartow (17-25, 25-18, 25-23).

Amber Buettner led the way with 18 kills, Clare Tompkins finished with five aces and 11 kills and Izzy Salles chipped in with six aces and five kills.

North Cobb Christian will host Wheeler and Mount Pisgah Christian on Aug. 29.

Whitefield swept: The Lady Wolpack lost in three sets to Our Lady Of Mercy (25-23, 24-26, 25-16) and then dropped a 25-9, 25-12 decision to Mount Paran Christian.

Against Our Lady of Mercy, Kate McPhail had 20 assists. Kelsey Butler had six aces and four kills and 10 digs. Anna Long finished with six kills and eight digs.

The Lady Wolfpack (1-3) will host Atlanta International and Campbell on Thursday.

Dominion Christian splits opening tri-match: The Lady Knights split their season-opening tri-match, falling to Heritage School (9-25, 25-21, 11-25) before beating Shiloh Hills Christian (25-10, 25-22).

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