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PREP ROUNDUP: Providence prevails over Lovett in extras

LILBURN -- Christin Stewart led off the ninth inning with a double and Austin Golden singled him home for the go-ahead run in Providence baseball's 4-3 victory over Lovett on Thursday.

The Stars (11-7, 5-3) got outstanding pitching from a trio of players. Erich Stahl got the start and went four innings, yielding just two hits and no earned runs while striking out seven. Steven Slaughter pitched the next three innings, also giving up just two hits and no earned runs. He struck out three before Josh Carter came in to earn the win. Carter pitched the eighth and ninth innings, keeping Lovett from getting any runs or hits.

Austin Loyd was 2-for-5 with a triple. Austin Smith was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and two intentional walks. Golden was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored, while Max Broom was 2-for-3 with a run.

BASEBALL

Holy Innocents' 5, Wesleyan 2

NORCROSS -- Sheldon Connor went six innings and only gave up two runs while striking out six, but it was enough for Wesleyan to hold off Holy Innocents' in a 5-2 loss Thursday.

Carter Hall and Brandon Moss were both 2-for-3 for the Wolves (7-8, 4-4), while Mason Colquitt was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

GIRLS SOCCER

Providence 6, AIS 0

LILBURN -- Anna Bougas scored four goals to lead Providence to a 6-0 victory over Atlanta International School on Thursday.

Kat Slayton had a goal and two assists. Robyn Lowndes scored the other goal, while Brooke Kelly, Allie Petmecky and Julie Trawick all had assists for the Stars (9-4).

BOYS SOCCER

AIS 2, Providence 1 (PKs)

LILBURN -- No. 4-ranked Providence fell to No. 7 Atlanta International School 2-1 in penalty kicks Thursday.

Josh Paltillero scored the Stars' (7-6) lone regulation goal, off a corner and subsequent header to the front post by Ted Perry, in the first half. The teams went five rounds in penalty kicks.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Wesleyan 17, Darlington 7

NORCROSS -- Caroline Jordan and Courtney O'Leary each scored six goals in Wesleyan's 17-7 romp over Darlington on Thursday.

The Wolves (4-6-1) were led defensively by Missy Byrd.