PREP ROUNDUP: Parkview's Olson belts 3 homers

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

SNELLVILLE — Matt Olson of Parkview hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and finished with seven RBIs on Friday to power the Panthers to an 18-4 win in six innings over Shiloh in Region 8-AAAAA.

Jack Esmonde also went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Parkview, while Travis Naraine was 1-for-3 with three RBIs. Ryan Blanton added two hits and drove in two, while Jarrett Freeland was 3-for-3 with an RBI.

Mac Marshall (1-0) started and went three innings in getting the win, allowing four runs on four hits and five walks with four strikeouts. Ryan McCranie followed with two innings of scoreless relief, while Freeland struck out two in one inning of work.


South 2, Berkmar 1

LILBURN — South Gwinnett stayed unbeaten in Region 8-AAAAA on Friday by edging Berkmar 2-1. South improved to 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the region.

Berkmar starter Jacob Glass delivered a solid performance despite being charged with the loss, going seven innings with two unearned runs on two hits.

Central 5, Grayson 4

LAWRENCEVILLE — Central Gwinnett’s Taylor Fields pitched a complete game on Friday in helping the Black Knights hold on for a 5-4 win over Grayson in Region 8-AAAAA.

Fields went seven innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out eight. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate.

Other offensive contributors for Central (9-6, 2-3) were Luis Valdez (2-for-3, double, run), Eli Vale (2-for-3), Grant Thiel (hit, two RBIs) and Cody De La Paz (2-for-4, run).

Collins Hill 5, Norcross 1

SUWANEE — Morgan Ownbey delivered six strong innings Friday night in leading Collins Hill 5-1 over Norcross in Region 7-AAAAA.

Ownbey had four strikeouts with six hits in collecting the win, while going 1-for-2 at the plate with a three-run homer.

Wayne Wages added a two-run home run for the Eagles (6-8, 3-4), while Jimmy Shea went 1-for-2.

Peachtree Ridge 7, Mountain View 4

LAWRENCEVILLE — Cooper Burdick of Peachtree Ridge with 3-for-3 with three RBIs on Friday in helping the Lions to a 7-4 win over Mountain View in Region 7-AAAAA.

Billy Best and Jared Walsh also had three hits each for the Lions, with Best scoring three runs and driving in one and Walsh finishing with two runs and an RBI.

Brett Polachek and Preston Johnson each helped with two hits and an RBI for the Lions (8-7, 4-3). Polachek also pitched the final 31⁄3 innings in recording his first save, striking out two with one hit.

Donald Frew (2-1) was the winning pitcher, allowing three earned runs on six hits in three innings. Frew also doubled at the plate.

Mountain View (8-8, 2-6) was led by Ryan Gibbs, who was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, and Gary Gwaltney, who finished 2-for-3.

Gainesville 10, Lanier 0

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville pitchers held Lanier’s batters to just one hit Friday night as the Red Elephants shut out the Longhorns 10-0 in six innings in Region 8-AAA.

T.J. Richardson had the one hit for Lanier (1-13, 1-12), while starter Kameron Doster allowed three earned runs in five innings in the loss.

Lovett 4, GAC 1

ATLANTA — Lovett topped Greater Atlanta Christian 4-1 Friday night in Region 6-AA.

GAC (8-5, 3-3) starter John LaMay struck out seven in his effort, while Ross Wood led the offense by going 2-for-2 with a stolen base and a run.

Buford 11, Westminster 5

BUFORD — Mason Gentry of Buford (13-1, 7-0) went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs on Friday in leading the Wolves 11-5 over Westminster in Region 6-AA.

Troy Herterick went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Brian Clark was 1-for-3 with a home run.

Jake Burnette started and went four innings, allowing five runs (four unearned) on five hits. Josh Heddinger followed with three innings of scoreless relief, giving up just two hits.

Providence wins two

ALPHARETTA — Providence notched a pair of Region 5-A wins on Friday as the Stars defeated St. Francis 11-0 and King’s Ridge 10-4.

Christin Stewart went 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs in the win over St. Francis. Other contributors were Tyler Brown (2-for-4, two RBIs and two runs), Nick Stidham (2-for-3, three runs, RBI) and Josh Carter (two hits, two RBIs and run). Glen Williamson pitched seven innings for the win, striking out eight with three hits.

Providence then traveled to King’s Ridge and posted a 10-4 win. Alan Skinner struck out 10 in five innings for the win, allowing one run on seven hits.

Brown helped with a three-run triple, while Stewart walked three times, stole two bases and scored three runs. Austin Smith went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Steven Slaughter was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Providence improved to 9-6 overall and 6-0 in the region.


Providence 6, Mount Pisgah 1

LILBURN — Providence received one goal each from six different players on Friday as the top-ranked Stars cruised past Mount Pisgah 7-1 in Region 4-A.

Scoring for Providence (10-3, 9-1) was Brent Hansen, Ted Perry, Caleb McQuaig, Matt McGlamery, Will Lowndes and Mason Cho.


Providence 2, Mt. Pisgah 0

LILBURN — Brooke Kelly and Kat Slayton of Providence scored one goal each on Friday to help give the Stars a 2-0 win over Mount Pisgah in Region 4-A.

The shutout was preserved at keeper by Courtney Purcell.


Alpharetta 16, Wesleyan 3

NORCROSS — Alpharetta defeated Wesleyan 16-3 Friday night.

Wesleyan (5-4) received two goals from Harrison Cheeley and one from Connor Breslin.


Wesleyan 11, South Forsyth 11

CUMMING — Wesleyan and South Forsyth battled to an 11-11 tie Friday night.

Caitlin Crabill and Caroline Jordan each led Wesleyan (5-2-1) with three goals, while Courtney Batchelor scored two.


Hebron’s Gentry shoots 42

DACULA — Hebron’s Darby Gentry took low medalist honors on Thursday with a 42 at Trophy Club of Apalachee in a match against Dacula.

Dacula was led by 47 from Kiersten Nowell and 48 from Cady Clark.

— Complied by Scott Smith

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