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PREP ROUNDUP: Brown's timely double delivers win to Duluth

DULUTH — Jessica Brown of Duluth delivered a three-run double in the bottom of the fifth Tuesday to give the Wildcats a 3-2 win over Region 7-AAAAA rival North Gwinnett.

Duluth starter Jeanie Perrucci went the distance, scattering eight hits and striking out five to make Brown’s RBIs stand up. Sam Metzler also walked three times and scored once for Duluth (1-0, 1-0), while Ashley Rossi went 1-for-1.

SOFTBALL

Mill Creek 8, Mountain View 0

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mill Creek’s Lauren Kaczynski threw a no-hitter Tuesday, striking out eight with no walks in five innings as the Hawks blanked Mountain View 8-0 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Nikki Sagermann led the offense for the Hawks (1-0, 1-0), going 2-for-3 with a double, home run and four RBIs. Alyssa Stringer went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases, while Brittany Bass was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run.

Collins Hill 8, Peachtree Ridge 0

SUWANEE — After starting the year by winning its first five non-region games, Collins Hill began Region 7-AAAAA on Tuesday with an 8-0 shutout over Peachtree Ridge in five innings.

Kayla Floor recorded the shutout on the mound for the Eagles (6-0, 1-0), surrendering just one hit with eight strikeouts in five innings.

Bri Cason led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run, while Mckenzie Halstead doubled in a run and scored one. Shelley Sweatt added a hit and an RBI, while Brittany Roley was 1-for-2 with a double and a run.

Dacula 10, Norcross 2

DACULA — Katie McMillian went 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs on Tuesday to help give Dacula a season-opening 10-2 win over Norcross.

Taryn Anthony also had two hits and two RBIs for the Falcons (1-0), while Keely Waugh was 2-for-3 with a triple. Brittany Taylor added a double and an RBI.

The winning pitcher was Jenny Willis, who struck out seven and allowed three hits in five innings while helping on offense with a double.

For Norcross, Sheena Hartley led the way with a two-run double, while Jean Gillentine was 1-for-2 with a double.

Monroe Area 5, Lanier 4

MONROE — Lanier’s bid for its first win came up just short Tuesday as the Longhorns fell 5-4 to Monroe Area in Region 8-AAA.

Hannah Coursey and Meghan Kellett each went 2-for-4 for Lanier (0-2, 0-1), while Amberly Hays was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Holland Coursey added a hit and a run, while pitcher Kaylee Ramos had four strikeouts in six innings in the loss.

Westminster 5, Archer 3

ATLANTA — Archer fell to 1-1 on the season with a 5-3 loss to Westminster on Tuesday.

Alliyah Williams went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Archer, while Jenna Graham was 2-for-4 with a double. Alesha Mann (0-1) started and went three innings for Archer, allowing four runs (two unearned) on three hits.

Providence 2, GAC 1

NORCROSS — Kylie Kleinschmidt struck out 12 on Tuesday, giving up one unearned run on four hits to help Providence hold off Greater Atlanta Christian 2-1 in a non-region game.

Kleinschmidt also had an RBI double, while Brittany Tuttle went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Katie Beals also went 2-for-3 with a run for Providence (4-2).

VOLLEYBALL

North tops Brookwood, Parkview

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett picked up two wins Tuesday, beating Parkview 25-13, 25-17 and Brookwood 25-16, 25-17.

Leading North (2-0) was Alex Panks with 23 assists. Kristina Stinson added eight kills and six aces, while Kelsea Knudsen finished with 12 kills.

Brookwood bounced back after losing to North with a 25-18, 26-24 win over Collins Hill. Leading the Broncos (1-1) were Autumn Adams with nine kills and five blocks and Katie Kraft with 12 digs.

For Collins Hill, Katherine Ahlswede had 21 assists and five digs, while Sarah Stone had five digs and Kelly Carelson had four kills.

Parkview rallied for a split on the night with a hard-fought win over Collins Hill in three games, 15-25, 26-24, 26-24. Katie Carroll tallied 29 assists and 13 digs on the night for the Panthers (1-1). Riley Weyher added 13 kills with Kelly Hayden leading the Panthers in digs with 17.

Carelson led Collins Hill with seven kills and three digs with Ahlswede and Stone adding eight digs each. Liz Topolefki and Cassie Wehr each had five digs.

Grayson beats Berkmar, Central

LOGANVILLE — Grayson’s season got off to a 2-0 start with wins over Berkmar and Central Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Shenise Howard had eight assists and five kills in the Rams’ 25-7, 25-15 win over Berkmar. Dallas Hasty added six kills in the win.

Grayson also topped Central 25-6, 25-15, getting five kills from Hannah Barney and four kills from Kristi Cheesman.

Central salvaged a split on the night by beating Berkmar in three games 25-19, 17-25, 25-20.

Mill Creek wins first two

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mill Creek was successful in its first two matches of 2010, sweeping Mountain View 25-10, 25-16 and Archer 25-13, 25-11.

Dacula opens with two wins

DACULA — Dacula started the season with a pair of wins Tuesday, beating Meadowcreek 25-10, 25-16 and Winder-Barrow 29-27, 25-14.

Mindi Blythe led Dacula (2-0) with 10 aces, while Avery Shead served eight more. Leading the team in digs was Kimberly McIntyre with 10.

Hebron starts season with split

DACULA — Hebron started its season Tuesday with a split, beating Norcross 25-16, 25-19 and falling to Riverwood 11-25, 24-26.

Courtney Bishop led Hebron (1-1) in kills with 15, while Elise Murray had nine kills and Maddi Roof finished with eight. Helping with eight assists each were Eden Murray and Savannah Blalock.

Providence records pair of wins

LILBURN — Providence got its year off to a 2-0 start Tuesday with wins over Shiloh and Mount Pisgah.

Maddie Jones had 10 kills and Kelly Dickson added six kills and three blocks as the Stars edged Shiloh in three games 23-25, 25-18, 25-22. Emily Schoone added seven kill and a pair of blocks.

D’Anna Kester served nine aces and delivered two kills as Providence swept Mount Pisgah 25-13, 25-13. Kayla O’Connor also helped with four aces.

— Compiled by Scott Smith

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