Prep Roundup: Sprayberry’s Mills, Walton’s White throw no-hitters
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Senior McKenzie Mills threw a no-hitter for Sprayberry on Wednesday, as the Yellow Jackets beat North Springs 8-0.

The only baserunner Mills (3-0) allowed was one hit by a pitch.

Bobby Gauvreau went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs. Michael Chavis went 2-for-4 with a run, while Hunter Lyons had a double and two RBIs.

Sprayberry (4-2, 1-0 Region 7AAAAA) will host Forsyth Central on Friday.

Walton 4, North Paulding 1: One walk and errors helped North Paulding around to score a run, but senior Will White still threw a no-hitter for the Raiders, recording seven strikeouts.

Jason Brooks and Logan Barnette each had two hits, while Tyler Heinrichs had two RBIs on a double.

Walton (6-1) will play at North Gwinnett on Friday.

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Etowah 3 (8 inn.): Zack Goodman allowed a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth frame to allow the Eagles within one, but Goodman struck out the very next batter to secure the win.

In the top of the eighth, Garrett Blinkhorn hit a hard-single to left field to score Reggie Pruitt. Tyler Stephenson, who reached on an intentional walk, scored along with Blinkhorn on a double from Alex Darwiche.

Starting pitcher Riley Gillian went four innings, recording six strikeouts. Gillian has averaged 2.2 strikeouts per inning for the last three games.

Allatoona 13, Woodland-Bartow 1 (5 inn.): Clarke Schmidt pitched and slugged his way to victory in the Region 5AAAAA game.

The South Carolina signee struck out nine, walked none and allowed just one hit over four innings. He also batted 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Pete Derkay and Kyle Jacobson also had a double, with each adding three RBIs.

Every starter got a hit for Allatoona (3-0, 1-0), which will travel to Villa Rica on Friday.

Pope 4, Cambridge 3: Braden Zarbnisky’s one-out single to left plated pinch-runner Hayden Miller from second in the seventh inning, giving Pope the Region 7AAAAA home win.

The Greyhounds (3-4, 2-0) took a 2-0 lead in the first and led 3-1 at the end of six before Cambridge knotted the contest at 3-all in the top of the seventh.

Parker Orr walked in the seventh. Miller pinch-ran for him and stole second to set up Zarbnisky’s walk-off winner.

Patrick Wiseman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Pope. Harrison Siegal had a triple and Stephen Skruck doubled and walked three times.

The Greyhounds drew nine walks as a team and left the bases loaded in the third. They also had bases-loaded in the fourth, but the inning ended with a double play.

Chip Mattiford (1-0) went 2/3 innings to get the win in relief. Matt Rowland allowed an earned run on one hit with one strikeout in 4 2/3 innings. He also walked four.

Pope is at Kell on Friday.

McEachern 10, Collins Hill 3: McEachern exploded for 10 runs on 14 hits in picking up the road win.

The Indians scored all of their runs in the final five innings, including four in the third and two each in the fourth and sixth.

Trey Harris was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a two doubles for McEachern (5-2-1). Chase Sudduth went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Bailey Hockman batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs. T.J. Clark had two hits.

Jared Walker (1-1), who didn’t allow a run on three hits with two strikeouts over three innings, batted 3-for-3.

McEachern is at Lassiter on Saturday.

Mount Paran Christian 11, Mount Pisgah Christian 5: Mount Pisgah tied the game in the top of the fifth at 4-4, but the Eagles scored five in the next frame and pulled away with two more in the sixth.

Isaac Phillips led with a homerun and two RBIs, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Jack Rowen went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Taylor Trammel had three RBIs with a triple.

Andrew Maxwell pitched six innings, allowing five hits, four runs and recording five strikeouts. Jake Allen had one strikeout against an earned run in the final frame.

Mount Paran (6-0, 2-0 Region 6A) will host Walker on Friday.

Whitefield Academy 7, Fellowship Christian 2: The Wolfpack took advantage of four errors and three walks in the bottom of the fourth inning to score five runs on three hits, padding the lead at 7-1.

Fellowship got one run in the following frame, but Luke Miltner entered and threw for three strikeouts in nearly three scoreless innings.

Nile Ball had two RBIs, while Ryan Wesley went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Whitefield (5-2, 2-1 Region 6A) will host King’s Ridge Christian on Friday.

Forsyth Central 2, Kell 0: Austin Henley had the lone hit for Kell.

Weston Schmitter went all seven innings, allowing eight hits, two earned runs and five strikeouts.

Kell (2-5, 0-2 Region 7AAAAA) will host Pope on Friday.

South Cobb 9, Douglas County 5: The Eagles trailed 5-4 heading into the bottom of the fourth, where they scored four runs to pull away for the win.

Marco Martinez earned the win for South Cobb, pitching 1 2/3 innings. South Cobb sent five pitchers to the mound, with Khuran Khan finishing the game.

Thomas Leffew went 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored, double, two stolen bases and four RBIs. Malik Bell had two RBIs on a double and a stolen base.

South Cobb (5-2) will play at Wheeler today.

Lovett 3, North Cobb 1: Lovett scored three runs in the first two innings, while North Cobb scored its lone run in the fifth.

Trevor Devine started on the mound for the Warriors, allowing six hits, one earned run and two walks against five strikeouts.

Andrew Eisworth went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, while Tyler Martin had a double.

North Cobb (3-2) will host Adairsville on Friday.

Parkview 7, Lassiter 5: Lassiter took a 4-0 lead and starting pitcher Nathan Dupree went 4 1/3 innings.

But Parkview managed to jump on Lassiter’s bullpen and score two runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth.

Grant Berry went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and an RBI for the Trojans.

Lassiter (1-4) will play at Cartersville on Friday.


Wheeler 7, McEachern 0:
Lydia Pindel scored four goals to lead the Lady Wildcats.

Austyn Henderson added two goals and Christie Litz scored one.

Sarah Hammond played the entire contest in goal for Wheeler (3-1), which will play at Roswell on Friday.


Whitefield Academy 4, St. Francis 1:
No. 1 singles was the lone setback for the Wolfpack in the Area 4A win.

Matt Landry recorded a shutout at No. 2, while Bennett Shilling won 8-5 at No. 3.

Jay Deshong and David Lemasters won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, with Ruben Thomas and Holden Hosch winning 8-6 at No. 2.


Whitefield Academy 4, St. Francis 1:
Though they suffered a loss at No. 2 singles, the Lady Wolfpack still won the Area 4A match.

Rachael Hicks and Annie Sickling won their respective matches 8-5. Caroline Holliday and Megan Schwartzkopf won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Megan Smith and Amanda Brasiliero won 8-1 at No. 2.


Kell 169, Pope 173:
Kell’s Mark Decoster and Ryan Hines each shot 40, tying for medalist honors in the match at Indian Hills Country Club.

Matthew Hines shot 41 to contribute to the Longhorns’ scoring, while P.J. Varner carded 48.

Allen Guzman and Daniel Dukes each shot 42 to lead Pope.

Kell is at the Camden County Classic this weekend.
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jacket fan
March 09, 2014
Looking for Sprayberry to have an outstanding year this year. One of the top pro prospects in the country, a Senior top prospect that pitches no hitters, a Junior pitcher in the wings that is one of the top Jr. prospects in the country, a Sophomore catcher that is one of the best in the region and a freshmen lead off that is making waves. Watch out for Sprayberry this year and next year.
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