Prep Roundup: Lady Warriors add to their region success
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With the score tied 2-all, North Cobb exploded for six runs in the second inning and held on for an 8-5 win Tuesday at North Paulding.

Bryanna Vazquez was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Lady Warriors (13-3, 5-1), who had 13 hits. Casey Page batted 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored, while Taylor Krause and Olivia Mould each had two hits and two RBIs. Hannah Ross had a hit and an RBI.

Mould (6-2) allowed five runs — four earned — on 10 hits and struck out two in 6 1/3 innings. Rayna Ezzell collected the save.

North Cobb will play at McEachern on Thursday.

► Kennesaw Mountain 12, Marietta 3 (5 inn.): Kennesaw Mountain scored seven runs in the fourth inning, en route to a run-rule Region 4AAAAAA victory on the road.

The Lady Mustangs (7-6, 3-3) led 5-0 through three innings before sending 10 batters to the plate in the fourth and picking up seven runs off six hits and three walks.

Kelli McGrail was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Boo Huddleston went 1-for-1 with four RBIs, including a three-run home run in the third. Ashton Childress had a hit and two RBIs, and Brennan Phillips had one hit and an RBI.

Kathryn Woody (6-3) gave up no runs on two hits and struck out seven over 3 2/3 innings to get the win.

Kennesaw Mountain will host Allatoona today.

► South Cobb 10, Stephenson 2 (5 inn.): The Lady Eagles scored four in the first inning to set up the one-sided win at home.

South Cobb had several bunt hits in the game.

Tyonna Williams was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, Dezirae Rhodes was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Mariah Byk was 2-for-2 with a run.

Asia Moore got the win, giving up eight hits and two runs and had five strikeouts.

South Cobb (11-1) will play at Douglas County on Thursday in a Region 3AAAAAA game.

► Kell 21, Walton 7: The Lady Longhorns scored nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away in a non-region game.

The Lady Longhorns (8-4) sent 12 batters to the plate in the seventh.

Jill Torres had two home runs on the night, with the second coming in the seventh for a total of four RBIs.

Abby Glass was 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Sierra Shipley was 2-for-5 and an RBI.

Bailey Bodycone was 2-for-4 to lead Walton.

► Hillgrove 6, McEachern 1: The Lady Hawks broke free with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and won the Region 4AAAAAA home game.

Not only did Abby Evans earn the win in relief of starter Taylor DeCelles — striking out four over 2 1/3 hitless innings — but she fueled that big inning with a grand slam.

DeCelles, who struck out four from the circle, batted 2-for-3, while Ashley Allen was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Mo Bastion was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Hillgrove, which will host North Paulding on Thursday.

► Harrison 12, Etowah 2: The Lady Hoyas had a 6-2 lead through six innings before adding an exclamation point with six runs in the seventh.

Brooke Etheridge batted 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases, while Emily Fitchjarrell was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs. Mikenzie Vaughn was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Emily Kachel (7-1) struck out four over six innings for Harrison (13-2), which will host Marietta on Thursday.

Late Saturday

► North Cobb wins tournament: North Cobb finished 5-0 to win the Softball in the Sand tournament in Brunswick.

The Lady Warriors beat Savannah Country Day (6-3), Excel Christian Academy (5-0) and Brantley County (10-4) in pool play, then topped Burnswick 9-1 in the semifinals and Apalachee 8-3 for the title.

Casey Page, Iman Muhammad and Olivia Mould each had three RBIs at the event, while Taylor Krause had seven RBIs, including a home run and two doubles.

Julie Sanderlin, Hannah Ross and Rayna Ezzell each won from the circle. Mould won twice and had two saves.
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