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Prep Roundup: Mill Creek outlasts Peachtree Ridge 12-11 in eight

HOSCHTON — Anyssa Robles’ two-run single in the bottom of the eighth capped off an incredible rally for Mill Creek as the Hawks scored seven runs in the frame to stun Peachtree Ridge 12-11 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Mill Creek carried a 5-1 lead into the seventh before the Lions rallied with four runs to tie it. In the top of the eighth, the Lions took control with six more runs before Robles’ hit sent the Hawks (19-5, 9-2) to victory.

Chandler Griffin sparked Mill Creek with a triple and four RBIs, while Nikki Sagermann was 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs. Erin Raeford also had two hits and an RBI. Starting pitcher for Mill Creek was Lauren Kaczynski, who went 71⁄3 innings with 10 runs (eight earned) on 11 hits. Caroline Wilson picked up the win with 2⁄3 innings of relief.

Peachtree Ridge (14-12, 6-6) received three RBIs each from Andie McGregor (3-for-4) and Sammi Shaffren (1-for-4), while Kayla Jones finished 3-for-4 with an RBI.

SOFTBALL

Archer 8, Shiloh 0

SNELLVILLE — Archer defeated Shiloh 8-0 in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament Tuesday night at Brookwood. The Tigers advance to the second round where they will play Parkview on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Brookwood.

Madison Wyngaert (5-0) pitched five shutout innings, allowing two hits while striking out nine.

Taylor Albritton set up the offense for Archer (18-7) with three walks and three runs, while Alliyah Williams went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Lynsey Folkerts added a hit, an RBI and two runs, while Jenna Graham went 2-for-4.

Parkview 3, Central 1

SNELLVILLE — Parkview’s Amanda Chambers pitched seven innings with six strikeouts and one unearned run Tuesday to help the Panthers hold off Central Gwinnett 3-1 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament at Brookwood.

Chambers also went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Taylor Fleming added two hits, including a double and two RBIs.

Mia Marshall also doubled in a run, while Sarah McFall finished 2-for-3 as the Panthers had 13 hits. Parkview (17-6) will play Archer on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Brookwood in the tournament semifinals.

Grayson 3, Dacula 0

SNELLVILLE — Kanani Cabrales of Grayson pitched a three-hit shutout Tuesday with three strikeouts to lead the Rams 3-0 over Dacula in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament at Brookwood.

Savanna Berkhiser had two hits for Grayson (15-8-1) with an RBI and a stolen base to lead the offense, while Taylor Denton finished 1-for-3 with a run and two stolen bases.

Grayson will play Brookwood/South winner on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Brookwood in the tournament semifinals.

Duluth 3, Norcross 2

DULUTH — Maggie Kooker delivered an RBI single, scoring Sam Metzler, in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday to lift Duluth 3-2 over Norcross in Region 7-AAAAA.

Norcross took a 2-0 lead in the third inning before the Wildcats (12-13, 4-7) tied it in the bottom of the sixth when pinch hitter Erin Lipps drilled a two-run double to score Kasey Nellums and Jessica Brown.

Kooker was also the winning pitcher with one earned run on four hits and one walk.

Collins Hill 13, Mountain View 1

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mckenzie Halstead of Collins Hill went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs Tuesday as the Eagles (22-2-1, 10-1) cruised 13-1 past Mountain View in Region 7-AAAAA.

Other offensive contributors were Daniele Koletsos (2-for-2, RBI, run), Laine Simmons (hit, run), Brittany Roley (2-for-3, RBI, run) and Aerika Miles (2-for-4, two runs).

Winning pitcher was Ally LeGette (9-0), who allowed three hits and one run with three strikeouts in 32⁄3 innings. Haley Cook added 11⁄3 innings of scoreless relief with two hits.

Taylor Miller led Mountain View with three hits, while Courtney Kichefski had two.

Lanier 4, West Hall 3

GAINESVILLE — Lanier plated two runs in the top of the seventh Tuesday and held on in the bottom half to nip West Hall 4-3 in Region 8-AAA.

Hannah Coursey drove in the first run in the seventh with an RBI double, while Amberly Hays provided the eventual game-winning RBI with a triple. Both players finished 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Lauren Pettit and Holland Coursey each had two hits for Lanier (8-11, 6-5), while Kaylee Ramos, Ciera Fackler and Keisha Stone each had one. Ramos (5-3) was the winning pitcher.

Buford 5, East Coweta 0

BUFORD — Buford concluded its regular season Tuesday with a 5-0 shutout over East Coweta.

Karly Fullem (9-1) went seven innings for the win, striking out nine with four hits. Tuesday’s game was Fullem’s ninth complete game and fifth shutout this season.

Lexi Overstreet went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Buford (20-4, 4-0), while Melissa Dickie had a hit and two RBIs. Kallie Case also went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run.

Wesleyan 7, Pace 0

NORCROSS — Wesleyan’s only senior celebrated senior night in a big way both in the circle and at the plate in the Wolves’ 7-0 Region 5-A victory over Pace Academy at home Tuesday afternoon.

Brittany Mitchell (12-5), tossed a no-hitter with six strikeouts, facing just one batter over the minimum with a sixth inning hit batter, and also went 2-for-3, with an RBI at the plate.

Victoria DiStasi also helped out the Wesleyan (15-1, 7-1) offense by going 2-for-4 and driving in a pair of runs.

Mt. Pisgah 3, Providence 1

NORCROSS — Mount Pisgah scored three runs in the top of the eighth without getting a hit to top Providence 3-1 Tuesday in Region 5-A. The loss sets Providence up as the No. 3 seed in the upcoming region tournament.

Brittany Tuttle had two hits with an RBI for Providence (16-10-2, 6-2), while MacKenzie Tuttle and Katie Beals each had a hit and sacrifice bunt.

Kylie Kleinschmidt (12-8) pitched eight innings in taking the loss, allowing just one hit with six walks and 12 strikeouts.

VOLLEYBALL

Wesleyan notches two wins

NORCROSS — Wesleyan followed up last Saturday’s Gwinnett County championship with a pair of sweeps, topping Blessed Trinity 27-25, 25-13 and King’s Ridge 25-11, 25-10.

Leaders for the Wolves (27-13, 8-0) were Anna Davis (six kills), Grace Leah Baughn (21 kills, nine digs), Jennifer Miller (12 digs), Maggie Smith (36 assists, five blocks), Wilson Sprinkle (seven aces, six digs) and Callie Bivings (eight kills, five digs).

Grayson gets two area wins

LOGANVILLE — Grayson improved to 16-14 overall and 5-1 in Area 8-AAAAA with wins over Parkview and Archer on Tuesday. The Rams also presented over $400 in funds raised for breast cancer research.

Ana Gross and Alex Daniel each had 19 kills, while Grace Basile added 10 kills and two aces as the Rams battled Parkview in three games 23-25, 25-12, 25-23. Kristi Cheesman helped sweep the Tigers 25-11, 25-23 with 11 digs, seven kills and two blocks.

Brookwood sweeps Central and Dacula

SNELLVILLE — Brookwood upped its record to 25-14 overall and 5-1 in Area 8-AAAAA with sweeps over Central Gwinnett 25-17, 25-9 and Dacula 25-22, 25-16.

Dacula ended the night with a split by edging Central in three games.

Collins Hill sweeps Mustangs, Lions

NORCROSS — Katherine Ahlswede had 39 assists, nine aces and eight digs Tuesday in helping Collins Hill sweep both Meadowcreek 25-9, 25-16 and Peachtree Ridge 25-7, 25-20 in Area 7-AAAAA.

Leading the Eagles (25-11, 5-1) in kills was Kelly Carelson with 11, while T.C. Cobb recorded 10 with Erin Ensley finishing with six. Sarah Stone tallied a dozen digs on the night while Liz Topoleski served 11 aces. Caitlin Conner also had four aces.

Peachtree Ridge (19-16) left with a split after sweeping Meadowcreek 25-11, 25-12. Leading the Lions were Lucy Riddle with 14 kills and five blocks, DeLaina Sarden with seven kills and four blocks and Kathleen Davis with 12 assists.

North beats Mill Creek and Duluth

HOSCHTON — Alex Panks had 26 assists Tuesday in guiding North Gwinnett to wins over Mill Creek 25-19, 25-15 and Duluth 25-9. 25-9. Michelle Demaris added 12 digs and nine aces for North (37-3, 6-0).

Mill Creek (18-16), which also lost to Norcross in three games, was led by 25 kills from Kim Brody and 17 kills and five aces from Ma’Tia Hughes. Ashley Isaac also had five blocks.

Norcross (14-10, 4-2) also topped Duluth 26-24, 25-18. Top players for Norcross were Alex DeMercy (13 kills), Kamilah Bakari (seven kills, five blocks), Lauren Rainney (24 assists), Katie Janowiak (four kills, three blocks, three digs) and Sara Snider (eight kills, three aces).

GAC logs two sweeps

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian picked up a pair of sweeps Tuesday as the Spartans beat Decatur 25-8, 25-11 and Dunwoody 25-21, 25-12.

Morgan McKnight led GAC (21-12, 5-2) in kills with 13, while Ali Cox had 10. Rachel Waldrop recorded 33 assists and 12 digs.

Hebron ends area play undefeated

LILBURN — Hebron ended its regular season undefeated in Area 4-AA/A on Tuesday with a 25-19, 25-16 sweep of Providence. The Lions (31-6, 7-0) ended their night with a split, falling to Buford in three games 13-25, 25-23, 15-25 in a non-area match.

Leading Hebron was Elise Murray (22 kills, eight blocks), Courtney Bishop (13 kills), Eden Murray (16 assists) and Alix Sutton (defensive play).

Buford (34-7, 5-1) took its other match, defeating Providence 25-19, 25-9. Maggie Roper led the Wolves with 23 digs, 13 kills and nine aces, while Jessica Falletta had 16 digs and 13 kills. Jenna Falletta added 23 assists with Liz Darden recording 31 digs.

For Providence (18-13), Kaitlin Harper had seven kills, Kayla O’Connor finished with six digs, Maddie Jones had seven kills and D’Anna Kester tallied six kills and four digs with 18 sets.

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