Megan Metzinger was 2-for-4 and had an RBI triple in the third inning. In the same inning, Kelly Barnhill hit her second home run in two games to extend the lead.
Three days after striking out 23 in an eight-inning win over River Ridge, Barnhill added another 19 — a team record for a seven-inning game.
Pope (7-4, 2-0 Region 5AAAAAA) will host Cherokee on Thursday.
Hillgrove 9, Marietta 1 (5 inn.): A four-run fifth inning was just enough for Hillgrove to beat its Region 4AAAAAA opponent in five innings.
Hillgrove improved to 9-2 overall and 2-2 in the region.
Eryn Render was 2-for-2, while Savannah Stewart was 2-for-3 and Taylor DeCelles was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kathryn Jackson also had two RBIs and Michelle Sorrester had three RBIs.
DeCelles had two strikeouts and gave up just four hits in five innings pitched.
Kennesaw Mountain 9, McEachern 0 (5 inn.): Kennesaw Mountain scored three runs in the second inning, three runs in the third and another three in the fourth to pull away.
Kathryn Woody went all five innings and ended up with a no-hitter and three strikeouts.
Amber Johnson was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Lady Mustangs (6-5, 2-2 Region 4AAAAAA). Boo Huddleston was 2-for-2, Kelly McGrail was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Mallory Lewis was 1-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs.
Lassiter 12, Walton 0 (5 inn.): Lassiter had nine hits total in its Region 5AAAAAA opener, with four coming in the first inning and leading to four runs.
Catherine Pizza was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Lassiter (9-0, 1-0). Sally Swan was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, while Abby Ferrier contributed with 1-for-1 with a double and RBI.
Piper Wagner threw all five innings, giving up two hits and one walk.
Walker 15, King’s Ridge Christian 4 (4 inn.): The Lady Wolverines won handily in the Region 6A road trip, setting the tone with six first-inning runs.
Katlyn Seger only had one hit, but she drew three walks and finished the day with five RBIs. Kenzie Hollis had a hit, three walks and two RBIs, and Nicole Simon was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Walker (2-4, 2-2), which scored its 15 runs with just eight hits.
Rae Syrop (2-0) struck out five for the Lady Wolverines, who will travel to North Cobb Christian on Tuesday.
Kell 6, Forsyth Central 0: Taylor Colclasure hit a first-inning solo home run to help lift Kell to the Region 7AAAAA shutout at home.
Jill Torres added a two-run homer in the third for the Lady Longhorns (4-2, 4-2), who have won three straight. Abby Glass batted 2-for-2 with a double and scored a run.
Lanie Angel (4-2) earned the win for Kell. She gave up six hits and struck out two in a complete-game victory.
Kell will host Sequoyah today.
Campbell 11, Douglas County 3 (5 inn.): After trailing 2-0 in the first, Campbell exploded with 11 runs over the final three innings to earn the home victory.
The Lady Spartans (4-5) rallied for four runs in the third, one in the fourth and six in the fifth to invoke the run-rule.
Jo’De Cummings was 2-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Sierra Logan batted 1-for-2 with two RBIs and scored twice. Ric’Kell Holmes, who was 3-for-4, added a three-run double in the fifth and finished with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Ten batters came to the plate in the fifth inning for Campbell, which scored its six runs on three hits and four walks. Tori Truesdale had her first hit and RBI.
Chandler Kasprowicz (4-1) allowed three runs — one earned — on four hits and struck out four in five innings.
Campbell will travel to North Atlanta today.
Allatoona sweeps quad-match: The Lady Buccaneers had little trouble getting past their three opponents.
Allatoona beat Rome (25-7, 25-9) and South Paulding (25-7, 25-9) in Area 5AAAAA play, while also adding a 25-14, 25-12 win over county-line rival North Paulding.
Jenna Usry led the Lady Buccaneers (7-6, 2-0) with 22 kills, while also contributing 12 digs and three blocks from the defensive end.
Jaslynn Gwyn added 12 kills, Meara Simmons had 55 assists and Katie Cory finished with 11 aces and 17 digs. Jedaiah Daniels had three blocks.
Allatoona will travel to Cartersville on Thursday for a tri-match with Cedartown, before competing in Saturday’s Cobb County Invitational at Marietta.
Mount Paran Christian earns sweep: Mount Paran earned a tri-match sweep at Hillgrove, downing the host Lady Hawks (25-15, 20-25, 25-12) and Kell (25-5, 25-19).
Jillian Tucker had 46 assists and eight aces to lead the Lady Eagles (13-5). Caroline Cook had 11 kills, six aces and four blocks, while Ashlyn Hutchinson contributed eight kills and four blocks.
Sarah Ramstack totaled 14 kills and 21 digs for Mount Paran, which will host Whitewater on Thursday.
Lady Trojans sweep east Cobb tri-match: Lassiter won in straight sets over Pope (25-22, 25-18) and host Walker (25-19, 25-23).
Libby Bochniak came away with 20 kills, 13 assists and 10 digs for the Lady Trojans (12-4).
Sam Link contributed 18 digs and 17 assists, while Annie Chandler had 20 digs and five aces. Kaylee Yanes had 18 digs.
Walker splits against Lassiter, Pope: The Lady Wolverines won a three-setter against Pope (15-25, 25-12, 25-16) before coming up short against Lassiter (25-19, 25-23).
Sasha Fazylov totaled 21 kills and 10 digs, while Brook Warner had 15 kills, 11 digs and four blocks. Holland Martin led defensively with 31 digs, and Haley Tembrook had 32 assists.