PREP ROUNDUP: Bears earn first win in baseball

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View earned its first varsity baseball victory on Saturday, beating Berkmar 11-1 in five innings.

Starting pitcher Beau Blair struck out nine and allowed only two hits in four innings pitched for the Bears (1-3).

Jenard Mosley and Peyton Fore both went 2-for-2. Mosley had a bases-loaded double and drove in four runs.


Parkview sweeps Florida teams

VALDOSTA -- Parkview pounded out 31 hits and swept a pair of games from two top schools in Florida on Saturday, beating Pensacola Pace 8-3 and defeating Florida Christian of Miami 8-4 in the Georgia-Florida Challenge at Lowndes High School.

Jesse Foster (2-0) pitched five innings in the first game on Friday and Jack Esmonde pitched the final two innings and earned a save.

Matt Olson (1-0) was the starter and won the second game on Saturday, with Brooks Davis pitching the final two innings for the save.

Brookstone 7, Providence 6

LILBURN -- Brookstone defeated Providence Christian 7-6 in eight innings, despite a strong offensive effort by the Stars. Providence (2-3) was led by Kevin Dodson, who was 4-for-4 with a double. Tyler Brown (2-for-3, two doubles, two runs) and Christian Stewart (two RBIs) added support and Austin Smith hit a homer in the eighth inning. Starting pitcher Bill Mangum struck out six and allowed just two runs in four innings. Steven Slaughter was tagged with the loss.

Duluth 4, Cherokee 1

CANTON -- John Clark (1-1) threw a complete game, struck out eight and allowed only one earned run in Duluth's 4-1 win over Cherokee. Stephen Robinson (two hits, two RBIs), Evan Dumas (two hits, one RBI) and Eric Sutor (two runs, one RBI) led the Wildcats (2-1) at the plate.

Hebron splits doubleheader

FORSYTH -- Hebron Christian (6-1) split a pair on the road, beating Mary Persons 5-3 and losing to Cass 5-0.

Kevin Burgee (2-0) pitched a complete game and struck out eight in the victory. Danny Lockhart was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs, Seth Gower added a solo homer and Ben Mason went 2-for-2.

Starter Jordan Hillyer (1-1) allowed three earn runs in five innings in the second game. Mason was 3-for-3.

Central Gwinnett splits pair

STOCKBRIDGE -- Central Gwinnett (3-3) split two road games, edging Dutchtown 2-1 and losing to Tift County 5-1.

Brandon White pitched 61/3 innings and struck out nine to earn the win, with Grant Thiel picked up the save. Casey Shaddix had one hit and one RBI and Curtis Davis stole two bases.

Phillip Bates pitched six innings and got the loss against Tift. Dustin Hays had two hits and Chris Sekerak scored the only run for the Black Knights.

Norcross 11, Dunwoody 0

DUNWOODY -- Norcross made quick work of Dunwoody, beating the Wildcats 11-0 in six inning. Carl Van Beber (2-0) pitched five innings and struck out eight for the Blue Devils (3-1) and Spencer Neeley added three strikeouts. Miguel Guzman, Tanner Maloof and Brian Leach each had a pair of hits for Norcross. Guzman had two doubles, scored twice and drove in three. Leach had a homer, scored twice and drove in a pair.

Wesleyan salvages split

HAZLEHURST -- Wesleyan dropped a 10-6 decision to Jeff Davis in the first game, but bounced back to defeat Cook 9-2 in the second.

Kevin O'Leary pitched the first game and added two hits, including a homer. Carter Garrison had two hits and a homer and Adam Workman hit a home run.

Strother White (2-0) pitched a three-hit complete game against Cook and struck out three. Alex Thykeson led the offense with two hits and two RBIs.

Chamblee 10, GAC 0

CHAMBLEE -- Greater Atlanta Christian dropped a five-inning 10-0 decision to Chamblee. The Spartans are now 1-5.

Luella 4, North Gwinnett 2

SUWANEE -- Chad White struck out 10 in six innings, but North Gwinnett dropped a 4-2 decision to Luella. Luke Tindol and Kyle Norton each had two hits for the Bulldogs (2-2).

Collins Hill 10, McEachern 0

SUWANEE -- Morgan Ownby struck out eight and allowed just three over five innings to lead Collins Hill to a 10-0 six-inning win over McEachern. Chris McGowan was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs and Grant Earls was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Eagles (2-0).

Buford 8, West Forsyth 3

BUFORD -- Starting pitcher Josh Heddinger helped his own cause with a grand slam in Buford's 8-3 win over West Forsyth. Heddinger struck out seven and gave up two runs in five innings and his bases-loaded homer in the fifth gave the Wolves (4-1) a 4-2 lead. Jake Burnette pitched the final two innings and struck out two. He also had a single that drove in two runs.

Killian Hill 14, Barnes Academy 3

HARTWELL -- Jeffrey Lanier (1-0) struck out 10 in six innings to lead Killian Hill Christian to a 14-3 win over Barnes Academy.

Kyle Bailey (3-for-4, three RBIs), Austin Parks (2-for-4, home run, two RBIs), Clay Watson (2-for-5, two RBIs) and Alex Atteberry (2-for-4, two doubles) were the offensive stars.


Eagles sweep Ice Breaker meet

SUWANEE -- Host Collins Hill won the boys and girls titles at the 13-school Eagle Ice Breaker on Saturday.

Collins Hill won the girls division with 107.5 points, with Tucker second with 93 and Mill Creek third with 78. Grayson was fifth and Brookwood finished eighth.

The Eagles won the boys division with 119 points, followed by Grayson with 102, Mill Creek with 101.5 and Norcross with 77. Dacula finished seventh.

The Collins Hill girls set a meet record in the sprint medley at 4 minutes, 6.57 seconds. The team was made up of Natasha Fredrick, Monique Bennett, Sydney Williams and Nicky Akande.

Grayson's Kirubel Erassa continued his impressive performance, winning the 3,200 meters in 9:05.15, a meet record that is currently the best time in the nation.

Grayson also set a meet record in the distance medley (10:22.51), the seventh fastest time in Georgia history. The Rams also won the 3,200 relay in with a meet-record time of 8:17. Erassa was a part of both winning teams.

Stephen Graham of Collins Hill won three events -- the 110 hurdles, the 300 hurdles and the triple jump.

Parkview boys, girls win at Woodstock

WOODSTOCK -- Parkview's boys and girls swept the 19-team Cobb EMC Invitational on Saturday at Woodstock High School.

Julian Vann won three individual events for Parkview (triple jump, 100 and 200 meters) and was on the winning 400 relay team. Sara Brown was second in the 800.


Peachtree Ridge wins Invitational

CLARKESVILLE -- Peachtree Ridge, led by medalist Aaron Jeong, won its second tournament of the season, taking the Apple Mount Invitational by 14 shots.

Peachtree Ridge shot a 281 to beat runner-up South Forsyth by 14 strokes. Jeong shot a 65 and Jack Walsh posted a 70 to lead the Lions. Zach Estep, Ben Lee and Victor Choi each added 73s.

Mill Creek tallied a 301 and placed fourth, as Kevin Lee and Mitchell Konkle each posted 74s. The Hawks also got a 76 from Emerson Newsome, a 77 from Ricky Moore and an 80 from Ben Miller.

Greater Atlanta Christian tied for 16th at 329 and Dacula was 21st at 348.


Collins Hill 5, Brookwood 0

SNELLVILLE -- Ricky Ortega had two goals and one assist to lead Collins Hill to a 5-0 win over Brookwood, giving the Eagles the Brookwood Invitational title.

Malcolm Miller, Dominic Bonilla and Peter Kurowski also scored for the Eagles (5-0). Jonathan Nelson, Kurowski and Bonilla also had assists. Greg Kyle was in goal and recorded six saves.

Central Gwinnett 1, Flowery Branch 0 PKs

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Charlie DeLoatche stopped the final penalty kick and Allan Banick hit the winning penalty kick to give Central Gwinnett the win over Flowery Branch. Freshman Samir Ramic had a stellar defensive effort during the scoreless regulation.

Greenbrier 3, Dacula 2 PKs

AUGUSTA -- Luis Huertas and Brandon Stirrup each scored in regulation, but Dacula (2-3) lost to Greenbrier on penalty kicks. Ado Junuzovic assisted on both goals for the Falcons.

Buford 2, West Hall 1 PKs

OAKWOOD -- Gerardo Mondragon scored for the Wolves (3-0-1), who needed penalty kicks to score the victory over West Hall.

Mill Creek 1, Grayson 0

GRAYSON -- Matt Levins scored on assist from Mason York with 25 minutes remaining to give Mill Creek a 1-0 win over Grayson. Josh Buckley had five saves to post the shutout for the Hawks (3-2).


Buford 2, West Hall 1

OAKWOOD -- Lindsey White and Liz Darden each scored one goal to lift Buford to a 2-1 win over West Hall. The Wolves (4-0) got assists from Katie Garth and Tara Opara.

Mill Creek 1, Grayson 0 PKs

HOSCHON -- Tessa Lukens had nine saves in goal to pace Mill Creek (5-0), which won the game on penalty kicks after playing Grayson to a 0-0 tie in regulation. Top defenders for the Hawks were Jessica Hall, Courtney Dobeck, Megan Grizzard and Nicole Ruggieri.

Greenbrier 2, Dacula 0

AUGUSTA -- Dacula fell to 1-4 with a 2-0 road loss to Greenbrier.

Parkview 2, Chattahoochee 0

LILBURN -- Kim Spence and Kiki Nelson each scored and Maureen Buff had an assist to lead Parkview (3-0) to a 2-0 win over Cherokee on Friday.

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