Prep Roundup: Lassiter tops Allatoona, Harrison
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Lassiter pulled off a successful squeeze play in the eighth inning, giving it a 6-5 win at Allatoona and capping off a perfect Saturday.

The Lady Trojans were coming off a 4-0 shutout of Harrison.

The Allatoona game was deadlocked at 5-all entering the eighth, when Lassiter’s Abby Ferrier was placed on second base. She moved to third on a grounder before scoring as she ran on contact from Emily Syvarth’s well-placed bunt.

Kelly Sinclair and Catherine Pizza each went 2-for-4, with Pizza contributing a pair of RBIs. Jesse Beasenburg also had two RBIs.

Brianna Michaud pitched 6 2/3 innings of effective relief, striking out 10.

Sydney Kayler and Piper Wagner combined for the shutout of Harrison, fueled by Sinclair’s two RBIs and two hits apiece for Syvarth and Maggie Aarons.

Lassiter (3-0) will continue non-region play Tuesday, hosting Brookwood.

South Cobb wins Marietta Invitational: The Lady Eagles are turning the Marietta Invitational into their own as they defeated the Lady Blue Devils, along with Campbell and Wheeler, on the way to their third consecutive title in the event.

South Cobb beat Marietta and Campbell 14-1 and then knocked off Wheeler 12-5 in the championship game.

Becky Collins helped lead the way, going 6-for-10 for the weekend with a pair of doubles, a triple and nine RBIs. She also had a complete-game victory against Campbell.

Asia Moore was also 6-for-10 with a double, triple and three RBIs. She won the other two games in the circle.

Terilyn Harris was 6-for-10, with a triple and drove in six, Dezirae Rhodes was 5-for-9 with a double and five RBIs, Emily Cargle finished 4-for-8 with two RBIs and Kaylan Hicks added a triple and a home run.

The Lady Eagles (3-0) will travel to Sprayberry on Monday.

Harrison wins twice: The Lady Hoyas beat host Allatoona twice, by 8-0 and 9-8 margins, but it couldn’t manage the same success in a 4-0 loss to Lassiter.

In Harrison’s shutout win, it was rarely threatened, fueled by Emily Katchel’s complete-game performance.

From the plate, the Lady Hoyas (4-1) were led by Brooke Etheridge, who went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Lindley Bruce had a two-run home run, and Emily Fitchjarrell drove in a run and scored twice.

The second game with Allatoona wasn’t decided until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Harrison scored twice to go ahead.

Etheridge, who led off with a single eventually scored when a sacrifice bunt was misplayed. Abby Broome drove in Bruce for the go-ahead run with a single.

Harrison will pick up its Region 4AAAAAA schedule Tuesday at McEachern.

North Cobb 9, Colquitt County 6: The Lady Warriors jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and added three more in the fourth for an 8-2 lead.

Colquitt came back with four runs in the fifth to make it 8-6, but North Cobb got a much-needed insurance run in the sixth when Iman Muhamed hit a double, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Casey Page.

The Lady Warriors had 12 hits overall. Taylor Krause was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Bryanna Vasquez was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Muhamed was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Page was 1-for-1 and with two sacrifice bunts. Kayla Trumbull was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Olivia Mould, who pitched and got the win, was 2-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt.

North Cobb 6, Lowndes 3: North Cobb jumped in front with three first inning runs and added two more in the third before holding on for the win.

Casey Page was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Taylor Krause was also 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Iman Muhamed was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Bryanna Vasquez was 1-for-3 with a run scored, and Olivia Mould was 1-for-3 with an RBI triple.

Julie Sanderlin pitched 4 1/3 innings to get the win.

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

Kennesaw Mountain 7, Pope 4: The Lady Mustangs scored five runs in the fourth inning to go ahead by six before the Lady Greyhounds made a late push with four runs in the fifth.

Becky Grannerman was 2-for-3 with two singles for Kennesaw Mountain. Madi Lewis was 1-for-2 with an RBI double, while Amber Johns was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

For Pope, Cailyn Dougherty was 3-for-3 with two singles and a double and three RBIs. Kyra Williamson was 2-for-2 on the day with a walk. Tamaya Turner was 2-for-3.

Pierce County 7, Pope 6: The Lady Greyhounds held a 6-2 lead before Pierce County scored five runs to get the victory.

Four errors by Pope ended up being its downfall.

Lindsey Monkiewicz was 2-for-4 with two singles and a stolen base, while Cailyn Dougherty was 3-for-4 with two singles, a double and RBI. Quentin Seaton and Samantha Crabtree were both 2-for-4.

Kelly Barnhill threw a complete game, giving up two earned runs and struck out 15. She gave up just four hits.

Pope 3, Thomas County Central 2: Thomas County Central had runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh and Pope won the game on a running throw by Quenton Staton from third to first for the groundout.

Lauren Talace was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Pope (2-3), a stolen base and a run scored. Devyn Smith threw a complete-game four-hitter, striking out one and walking two.


Pope can't finish strong start:
Pope lost three close matches in the Sequoyah Classic, following a quick start Friday with straight-set wins over Sonoraville and Mount Vernon Presbyterian.

Pope’s three-setter against Norcross (22-25, 25-20, 16-14) was a challenge, and the Lady Greyhounds also lost to Northgate (27-25, 25-20) and Etowah (25-18, 25-21).

Kristen Phillips led Pope with 45 kills for the tournament. Sedona Benjamin had 27 kills, 35 digs and nine aces.

Samantha Walters compiled 26 digs and libero Molly Angle added 24. Sarah Esposito came through with 12 kills and setter Morgan Dees had 101 assists, 19 digs and 13 aces.

Allatoona wins a pair at Sequoyah Classic: The Lady Buccaneers downed Sprayberry and Creekview, but a loss to Dunwoody kept them out of the championship match.

Allatoona defeated Sprayberry (25-15, 25-17) and Creekview (25-18, 25-13), but fell short against Dunwoody (25-11, 25-21).

Jenna Usry led the way with 29 kills, Mera Simmons had 34 assists, Katie Cory had 21 digs, Jaslynn Gwyn finished with 11 blocks and Mikayla Morris added four aces.

The Lady Buccaneers (3-2) will host Etowah on Thursday.


Late Friday

Lafayette Christian 56, Shiloh Hills Christian 14:
The Challengers trailed 20-6 after the first quarter and were unable to gain ground from there.

Despite the loss, Johnny Jenkins had an effective night, carrying the ball 11 times for 107 yards and a touchdown. He also came down with a 29-yard touchdown reception from brother Joshua.

Shane Lewis led the defense with 11 tackles, with Ty Thompson (eight), Johnny Jenkins (seven) and Blake Howell (seven) also contributing.

Shiloh Hills (0-1) will be off until hosting Praise Academy on Aug. 29.
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