Prep roundup: Jones' homer in 7th lifts North to win

SUWANEE - Nick Jones hit the first pitch of the bottom of the seventh over the fence in center field to lift North Gwinnett 4-3 over South Forsyth on Tuesday.

Jones' homer was his fifth of the season and capped off a game that saw North (12-4, 5-2) come back from a 3-0 deficit.

Christopher Hawkins also homered to tie the game at 3-3 in the sixth inning for North. Jim Moreland also had a double and scored on an error in the fourth inning, while Luke Tindol scored in a pinch-running role in the fifth.

Wyatt Brown pitched seven innings to notch the win, striking out six with three walks, five hits and one earned run.


Grayson 6, Central 5

LOGANVILLE - Grayson came away with a win in a wild one on Tuesday night, beating Central Gwinnett 6-5 in a Region 8-AAAAA game.

Central scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 5-4 lead but Grayson answered with two runs in the bottom half.

Shaun Harrison provided the winning RBI on an infield single to score Clay Whitesides.

Chase Fortner also went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Grayson (7-8, 2-0) while Travis Turner was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Josh Halford added two hits while Harry Hardwick had a double and an RBI.

Shiloh 3, Berkmar 0

SNELLVILLE - Shiloh picked up a Region 8-AAAAA win on Tuesday with a 3-0 shutout of Berkmar.

Josh Carr of the Generals pitched a complete game for his second win of the year, allowing three hits with four strikeouts. Trent Ivie led the offense for Shiloh (4-10, 1-1) with two hits and two RBIs, while Carr doubled in a run.

Bruce Anthony and Dychal Bowles also added a single and a run for the Generals.

Berkmar (4-11, 0-1) received a good pitching performance from Jake Hendricks, who went six innings with five hits and five strikeouts.

Peachtree Ridge 5, Duluth 3

DULUTH - Michael Pierannuzi delivered a two-run single in the top of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie as Peachtree Ridge went on to a 5-3 win over Duluth on Tuesday in Region 7-AAAAA.

Robert Gomez also had two hits and an RBI for the Lions (7-10, 3-4), while Nate Chong added a double and a solo home run.

Chris Hallum also had a good day, going 3-for-3.

David Randall picked up the win in relief, pitching three innings with six strikeouts and not hits.

Luke Jordan started for Duluth (3-11, 1-5) and lasted 52/3 innings, allowing five earned runs with four strikeouts while Ricky Lowe pitched 11/3 innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts.

Wesley Newton was 2-for-4 for Duluth while Jordan, Jared Van Camp, Reid Merwyn and Alex Raffensperger each had a hit.

Collins Hill 4, Forsyth Central 1

CUMMING - Collins Hill trailed 1-0 after six innings but plated four runs in the top of the seventh to come away 4-1 winners over Forsyth Central on Tuesday in Region 7-AAAAA.

Grant Earls, who finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run, provided the big blow with a two-run double for the Eagles. James Buckelew (one hit, RBI run), Michael Adams (1-for-3, RBI) and Chris McGowan (double, run) each had good games for Collins Hill (8-8, 4-2).

Curtis Guest picked up the win in relief, going six scoreless innings with five strikeouts and five hits.

Jackson Co. 5, Dacula 0

DACULA - Jackson County shut out Dacula 5-0 on Tuesday in a Region 8-AAAA game.

Dacula starter Taylor Smith (1-4) pitched well in the loss, going four innings with four hits, three runs and one strikeout.

Tyler Jarvis went 2-for-3 for Dacula (7-9, 6-8), while Oliver Pratt and Ryan Schuble each had a hit.

Killian Hill 11, Mt. Vernon 1

LILBURN - Killian Hill continued to roll on Tuesday afternoon with an 11-1 win in five innings over Mt. Vernon to stay unbeaten at 9-0.

Aaron Parks pitched all five innings to run his record to 5-0, allowing one earned on three hits with 10 strikeouts. Jeffery Lanier led the offense, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs while Chase Williams finished 2-for-3 and drove in two.

Parks and Kyle Bailey also each helped the offense with a double and an RBI.

- Compiled by Scott Smith

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