Prep Roundup: Walker prevails in 27-run slugfest
by MDJ staff reports
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Walker led 11-4 heading into the final two innings, but three runs in the sixth and six in the top of the seventh gave Christian Heritage a 13-11 lead and forced the Wolverines to find one more dose of offense Thursday.

With the closer in, Walker drew a walk, an error and had hit batsman before a groundout brought home one run. After Walker’s best hitter was intentionally walked, freshman Paul Grazzini got the walk-off hit to short to end the game with a 14-13 Walker win.

Gaines Lahue and Cameron Bloebaum each had three hits, while Kevin Bray, James Pittinger and Jake Depiero had two each.

Walker (5-3) will host Fellowship Christian today.

Sprayberry 9, Sequoyah 6: Sprayberry trailed 3-0 after the top of the second, but rattled off three-straight two-run frames to pull away from the Chiefs.

Michael Chavis went 3-for-5 with a home run, while Zach Williams had three RBIs on two hits. Jordan McClure added two more RBIs on two hits, and Bobby Gauvreau had a solo home run and a hit.

Gerard Aucion earned the win in relief, while Harrison Wade recorded the final two outs for the save.

Sprayberry (6-3, 3-1 Region 7AAAAA) will play Osborne today.

Allatoona 5, North Paulding 0: Cooper Murphy threw a complete game, throwing just 70 pitches and allowing just one hit and zero walks to improve to 2-0 on the year.

Pete Derkay went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Drew Swanson went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Justin Evans went 2-for-4 at the plate as well.

Allatoona (6-0, 4-0 Region 7AAAAA) will play at Paulding County today.

Late Wednesday

Hillgrove 4, Campbell 1:
After allowing a solo home run to the Spartans’ Austin Green in the first inning, the Hawks took over to win the Region 4AAAAAA game.

Hillgrove (5-4, 1-0) spread out its offense, scoring single runs in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

Jacob Bristol and Jacob Farmer had sacrifice flies to score Alex Copeland and Greg Perkins, respectively. Devin Bilardello scored on a second-inning error, while Jalen Mateo’s sixth-inning single drove in Sonny Harris, who was pinch-running for Bilardello.

Jake Watkins (3-0) settled down after Green’s homer, allowing just one more hit over 5 2/3 innings. Cade Douglas was hitless over the final 1 1/3 to get the save.

Hillgrove will complete the home-and-home series today at Campbell.

Marietta 17, Pebblebrook 2 (4 inn.): The Blue Devils earned their first win of the season in their Region 4AAAAAA opener.

Pebblebrook jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after getting three hits off Marietta starter Myles Mitchell (1-0), but Mitchell, who pitched three innings, did not allow another hit.

In the bottom of the first, the Blue Devils’ offense went to work with 16 runs. They tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth to take a 15-run lead and win the game by the mercy rule.

T.J. Bulock went 3-for-3 with a walk to lead the Marietta effort. Marcus Mitchell and Jordan Mathis both went 2-for-3 with a double.

Marietta (1-7, 1-0) will play at Pebblebrook today.


Darlington 3, Walker 2 (PK):
The Wolverines couldn’t maintain their 2-0 halftime lead and went on to lose the Area 7A game on penalty kicks.

Darlington was a perfect 5-for-5 on PKs, while Walker (5-4, 4-2) could only convert on three of its attempts.

River Smith scored both of the Wolverines’ regulation goals, in addition to one during the shootout. Jonathan Hayne assisted on Smith’s second goal of the first half.

Parker Smith and Luke Hathaway also scored during penalty kicks for Walker, which will host Our Lady of Mercy on Monday.


Walker 4, Darlington 0:
Mallory Schneiderman opened the scoring with a goal 11 minutes into the game.

Walker scored three second-half goals, as Kendall Baker assisted Ilicia Martin and then scored a goal of her own off an assist from Nika Fendler.

Elizabeth Oulette, who assisted Schneiderman, scored off an assist from Emily Kennerson.

Goalkeeper Megan Turner recorded four saves for Walker (6-1, 5-0 Area 7A), which will hosts Our Lady of Mercy on Monday.

Marietta 6, South Cobb 1: Kenny Folse led with a hat trick for the Lady Blue Devils.

Folse was followed by lone goals from Ashton Adams, Laura DeAmorim and Grace Mutimer.

Senior Riley Nelson as a force on the defensive end, while Abby Christenson had three saves under the net for Marietta (5-2, 2-1 Region 4AAAAAA), which will host Douglas County next Friday.


Mount Paran Christian 15, Walker 6:
Matt Severn led with four goals, followed by three apiece from Scott Hebdon, Aaron Cooper and Justin Freer.

Harrison Kossover had ten saves in the goal for the Eagles (3-3), who will host Whitefield Academy on Saturday.


Kennesaw Mountain 21, Tri-Cities 0:
The Lady Mustangs made the trip to East Point a productive one, dominating from the outset.

Kennesaw Mountain (4-3, 2-0 Area 1AAAAAA) led 14-0 at halftime and only allowed two shots on its goal.

Abbi Bennett scored a game-high four goals, while Becky Granneman, Megan Dreyer and Amanda Griffin each had three. Dreyer and Griffin also contributed two assists apiece, while Granneman had one.

Monica Hicks recorded the shutout for the Lady Mustangs, who will travel to Campbell on Tuesday.

Kell 14, Johns Creek 11: Kell lead 7-4 at the half and held on for the win behind seven goals and three assists from Leslie Ferguson.

Haley Swift scored two goals and had an assist, while Izzy Palermo and Talen Francis scored two apiece.

Jessica Armstrong had one goal and one assist. Hannah Rozen recorded seven saves under the net for Kell (5-0), which will host Allatoona on Monday.

Harrison 17, Roswell 15: Harrison trailed 9-4 at the half, but finished strong in the second half and took the lead with 5 minutes remaining.

Regan Payne scored six goals, while Gabby Grizzle and Taylor Sutton each had a hat-trick.

Lilly Chrizt had 11 saves for the Lady Hoyas (5-4), who will play at McEachern on Tuesday.


Pope 180, Forsyth Central 200, Centennial 205:
Pope won the tri-match at Roswell Country Club, led by Brady Kupersmith’s 41.

Steven Acheson followed at 44, along with a 46 from Michael Sculley.

Pope, which is now 2-1 in match play, will play at the Bentwater Invitational on Saturday.


Pope 5, Kell 0:
The Greyhounds had a pair of shutouts to win the Region 7AAAAA match.

Austin Bates didn’t allow a game at No. 1 singles, nor did Ryan Heins and Matt White at No. 1 doubles.

Dom Allan and Michael Busby each allowed three games in their respective matches, while the team of Harrison Watkins and Chase Forbes allowed two.

Pope (7-0, 5-0) will look to extend its undefeated start by hosting Sprayberry on Tuesday.

Lassiter 4, Walton 1: The Trojans showed their might in a battle of potential Region 5AAAAAA contenders, though they had to battle for two of their points.

Zach Littke-Smith and Nick Queen rallied for a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles, while Jonathan Jemison played to a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles.

Daniel and Christopher Yun won by larger margins, with Daniel allowing two games and Christopher one.

Lassiter (8-1, 4-1) will host Roswell on Tuesday.

Crews Enochs and Raymond Zhang won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles for Walton (6-1, 4-1), which will host Etowah on Monday.

Allatoona 5, Cass 0: The Buccaneers’ players allowed only one game through their five matches and dominated the Region 5AAAAA matchup.

Austin Spiers, Michael Allen and Josh Cumbie were singles winners. Justin Cumbie and Keenan Shaw won in doubles play, as did Kyle Geiss and Zach Gibson.

Allatoona (6-3, 6-0) will host Hillgrove on Monday.

Marietta 5, Cass 0: The Blue Devils only needed one three-set match to win the non-region meeting.

Zachary Garrison, David Ho and Marcos Brito won the singles points, with Ho not allowing a game.

Jackson Mitchell and Matt Efromov won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, while Charlie Tripp and Neal Majors settled down from a first-set loss to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Marietta (7-2) will host North Cobb on Tuesday for a Region 4AAAAAA match.

North Cobb 5, Hillgrove 0: Rohman Mitchell (6-2, 6-1), Richard Johnson (6-3, 6-3) and Ronak Mody (6-2, 6-4) won the Warriors’ singles points.

Jake Tuchmann and Preston Lahmann won a tough match 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, while and Grant Westbrook and Hunter van Essendeft won 6-0, 6-1.

North Cobb (4-3, 4-0 Region 4AAAAAA) will play at Marietta on Tuesday.

Kennesaw Mountain 5, McEachern 0: Justin Thomas (6-0, 6-0), Ryan Deatrich (6-0, 6-0) and Omkar Mayur (6-3, 6-1) won in singles play.

Matthew Osajimi and David Oyola (6-1, 6-0), and Vangeli Katsoudas and Justin Saunders (6-0, 6-0) won in the doubles.

Kennesaw Mountain (4-3, 3-1 Region 4AAAAAA) will play Milton in the LaGrange Invitational today.


Allatoona 5, Hiram 0:
Kennedy Craig and Haley Proctor didn’t give up a game in singles play, as the Lady Buccaneers dominated the Region 5AAAAA match.

Allison Whitley didn’t fare much worse, allowing two games, while each doubles team — Lauren Lees and Erin Neves, Marysia Larosa and Corrie Williams — allowed one game apiece.

Allatoona (10-2, 6-0) will travel to Hillgrove on Monday.

Harrison 5, Pebblebrook 0: Meredith Frost led off with a 6-1, 6-1 win, followed by Autumn Weakley (6-2, 6-4) and Merritt Delandero (6-1, 6-2) in the singles.

In the doubles, Renee Zalor and Alexa Subasavage won 6-0, 6-0, while Ellie Loudermilk and Sarah Gabriel won 6-1, 6-4.

Harrison (6-3, 3-1 Region 4AAAAAA) will play at Campbell on Tuesday.

South Cobb 3, Campbell 2: Bola Bamidele won 6-0, 6-0 in line No. 1 singles for the Lady Eagles, while her sister, Bisi Bamidele, won 6-0, 6-0 in the third slot.

Campbell’s Nicola Smith won a hard-fought match 3-6, 7-5, 10-6 at No. 2.

Valese Wilkerson and Erin Kobiella won 6-2, 6-2 for South Cobb in doubles, while Anila Khon and Charlene Gai won in the final line for Campbell, 6-4, 6-1.

South Cobb (2-3) will host Hillgrove on Tuesday.

Kell 5, Pope 0: Samantha Dearing (6-4, 7-5), Katie Tarbell (6-0, 6-0) and Kysia Katsoudas (6-2, 6-0) won in the singles,

Dani Carroll and Shelby Nyberg won 6-3, 6-3 in the doubles. Claudia Casanova and Meela Patel fell in the first set 5-7, but came back with two 6-1 sets to complete the shutout.

Kell (10-2, 7-1 Region 7AAAAA) will play at Northview later today.

Walton 5, Lassiter 0: Bella Kuse (6-1, 6-0), Johanna Keeline (6-0, 6-1), and Grace Gaskins (6-1, 6-0) won in the singles.

They were followed by a 6-2, 6-0 win by Katie Riley and Jessica Cramer and a 6-0, 6-1 win by Sophia Guldberg and Sheena Mookerji.

Walton (9-0, 6-0 Region 5AAAAAA) will try to finish an undefeated regular season at Wheeler on Tuesday.

Walker 4, Christian Heritage 1: Walker fell at No. 1 singles, but Taylor Michaelides won 6-4, 6-4, followed by a hard-fought 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 win by Sarah Condon.

In the doubles, Audrey Cunningham and Gabi Champion won 6-2, 6-0 and Holly Karkins and Caroline Kunetz won 6-0, 6-1.

Walker (2-5, 2-0 Area 4A) will host Lakeview Academy on Monday.

Kennesaw Mountain 4, McEachern 1: Chika Okonkwo (6-0, 6-0) and Abbey Seabaugh (6-0, 6-0) won in the singles.

That was followed by a 6-1, 6-0 win by Katie Manroe and Sophia Suri, and a 6-0, 6-0 win by Samantha Maddin and Margaret Stocks.

Kennesaw Mountain (6-1, 4-0) will face Lanier in the LaGrange Invitational today.

Hillgrove 4, North Cobb 1: Jessica Cantrell (6-0, 6-1) and Mattie Wood (6-1, 6-1) won in the singles.

Hannah Creech and Emily Dubel (6-4, 7-5) and Taylor Cranford and Sarah Simm (6-3, 6-1) won in the doubles.

Hillgrove, which improved to 4-0 in Region 4AAAAAA, will play in the LaGrange Invitational today.

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