SPORTS IN BRIEF: Broncos' Freeman named freshman All-American

Broncos’ Freeman named freshman All-American

Kennesaw State’s Ronnie Freeman, a Brookwood grad, has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team. Freeman led the Owls in batting average (.365), hits (77), total bases (112) and RBIs (47).

The catcher finished his freshman season on a 29-game hitting streak.

Parkview’s Baker gets W-League award

Parkview grad Ashley Baker, on summer break from her college career at Georgia, was named the W-League player of the week earlier this week.

Baker, who plays for the Tampa Bay Hellenic, posted two shutouts the previous week with 13 saves, including a penalty-kick stop against Charlotte. In 225 minutes for Tampa Bay this summer, Baker has allowed just one goal.

Shim, Dai win AJGA championships

Andy Shim of Lawrenceville posted three sub-70 rounds this week, winning the American Junior Golf Association’s Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star Tournament at WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold.

Shim shot 69, 68 and 67 for a 204 total that gave him the championship by four strokes over Cumming’s Christopher Guglielmo (70-70-68). Duluth’s Preston Heyward (73-73-71) tied for 13th.

Suwanee’s Rachel Dai won the girls championship by five strokes with a 215 total. She shot 70, 71 and 69. Fellow Suwanee resident Sloan Shanahan (74-74-72) tied for fifth.

Eagles’ Court fifth at women’s amateur

Lauren Court, a rising senior at Collins Hill, placed fifth out of 58 players at this week’s Greater Atlanta Women’s Amateur Championship at the Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta.

Court shot 229 (78-75-76) to win the first flight and finish four strokes behind the eventual winner.

Snellville resident inducted into Mississippi Hall of Fame

Snellville resident Richie Taylor was inducted into the Mississippi College Sports Hall of Fame recently. Taylor, a 1993 graduate of the school, was a three-time team MVP and three-time All-Gulf South Conference selection during his college career.