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PREP ROUNDUP: Providence wins 2nd region crown

ATLANTA -- Providence Christian held off Mt. Pisgah to win 5-4 and take home the Region 5-A championship Saturday, just the second region title for the Stars. The last was in 2000 when they won state.

Kylie Kleinschmidt (16-8) struck out 11 while giving up just two earned runs on three hits and three walks to get the win.

Brittany Tuttle was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Lauren Eggert had a hit, two RBIs and scored a run. MacKenzie Tuttle was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Katie Beals was instrumental in the win, reaching base three times and scoring two runs for Providence (20-10-2).

SOFTBALL

Buford 12, Westminster 0

ATLANTA -- Karly Fullem had a perfect game as Buford advanced in the winner's bracket of the Region 6-AA tournament with a 12-0 win over Westminster on Saturday.

Fullem (10-1) struck out six and allowed no hits in four innings. It was her 10th complete game and sixth shutout of the season. She was also 1-for-3 at the plate with a two-run homer -- the first home run hit at Lovett's pristine new complex.

Lexi Overstreet was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and four RBIs for the Wolves (22-4).

Chelsie Thomas was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, while Cara Cole was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs.

GAC 4, Lovett 0

ATLANTA -- Sarah Armstrong pitched a three-hit shutout as Greater Atlanta Christian beat Lovett 4-0 at the Region 6-AA tournament Saturday.

Sierra Lawrence was 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run. Celine Talley was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and Brianna Stewart was 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Spartans (18-11).

GAC now plays Buford at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both teams have yet to lose in the tournament.

BASEBALL

Locals picked for 16U national team

Parkview's Matt Olson and Brookwood's Lucas Sims were both selected by USA Baseball to play on the 16U national team Friday. They are the only two Georgians on the roster and were picked from a group of more than 3,000 players invited to the initial tournament tryouts.

That list was whittled to 38 and then to the final 20.

Sims and Olson, both juniors, will continue training in Texas, where the final week of trials was held, until Thursday. The COPABE "AA" Youth Pan-Am Championships begin Friday in Lagos De Moreno, Mexico, where the U.S. will compete against teams from all over Central and South America.

Olson was selected to play first base and pitch. Sims, a righty, will be on the pitching staff.