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PREP ROUNDUP: Loyd's four RBIs propel Providence 4-1 over Holy Innocents'

ATLANTA -- Providence handed Holy Innocents' its first Region 5-A loss of the season on Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over the Golden Bears.

Austin Loyd, who finished 3-for-4, drove in all four runs for the Stars. His two-run homer in the sixth put Providence (12-8, 6-4) up 2-1, while his two-run single in the seventh gave Providence a 4-1 cushion.

Erich Stahl also helped on offense, going 2-for-4 with two runs, while Christin Stewart finished 2-for-3 with a double.

Steven Slaughter pitched six strong innings in notching the win, allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts. Austin Smith picked up the save, allowing a walk and a hit before retiring the side in the seventh.

BASEBALL

Duluth 5, Battery Creek 0

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Zack Erwin pitched six scoreless innings with eight strikeouts on Tuesday night as Duluth shut out Battery Creek 5-0.

Offensively, Duluth (8-12) was led by Evan Dumas and Tommy Matton with two hits each.

Hebron 10, Athens Academy 0

DACULA -- Hebron starter Mason Felt pitched five innings of one-hit ball on Tuesday with 11 strikeouts as the Lions shut out Athens Academy 10-0 in five innings.

Sid Turner, Lew Stephens and Drew Coker each had two hits and an RBI for Hebron (15-2, 11-0).

Wesleyan 10, Pace 0

ATLANTA -- Frank Warren of Wesleyan tossed a no-hitter on Tuesday, striking out eight in six innings as the Wolves blanked Pace Academy 10-0 in six innings.

Carter Hall sparked the offense, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Will Anderson added a double and two RBIs. Jahmai Jones also went 2-for-2 with an RBI for the Wolves (10-8, 6-4).

GIRLS SOCCER

North 10, Mountain View 0

LAWRENCEVILLE -- North Gwinnett received two goals each from Taylor Burns, Caroline Gualdoni, Jordan Goldring and Katie Strand on Tuesday night as the Bulldogs blanked Mountain View 10-0 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Lauren Harriman and Brooke Bortles also added one goal each for North (11-5, 5-1). Austin McCausland and Ale Trevino split time at keeper for the shutout.

North also picked up two wins over teams from South Carolina during spring break, beating Bluffton 2-0 and Beaufort 5-0 at Hilton Head, S.C.

Burns and Mackenzie Loula scored the goals in the Bluffton win, while Harriman, Burns, Goldring and Bortles scored in the Beaufort win. McCausland, Trevino and Jenifer Jacobs all shared goal keeping duties in the two shutouts.

Peachtree Ridge 1, Duluth 0 (PKs)

SUWANEE -- Despite getting 12 shots on goal during regulation, Peachtree Ridge was unable to convert and needed penalty kicks to score a 1-0 win over Duluth in Region 7-AAAAA action on Tuesday night. The Lions (10-4, 5-1) took the win with a 4-2 edge during penalty kicks.

Leading the defensive effort for the Lions was Katey Lippitt, Kayla Thomas, Graham Green, Shelby Jennings and Phoebe Palmer.

South 1, Lanier 0

SNELLVILLE -- South Gwinnett keeper Mallory Sayre saved six shots on Tuesday night in helping the Comets shut out Lanier 1-0.

Caitlin Brainard provided the only goal of the game for South (6-8) by scoring in the second half.

Dacula 1, Northview 0

DAHLONEGA -- Dacula's Makayla Clack scored her 20th goal of the season Tuesday night as the Falcons clipped Northview 1-0 at North Georgia College.Clack's goal was unassisted and came midway through the first half. Magaly Gutierrez recorded the win at keeper as Dacula improved to 11-2-1.

Collins Hill 6, Norcross 3

NORCROSS -- Collins Hill received two goals from Loren Mitchell and two assists each from Taylor Donohue and Jessica Dacey as the Eagles knocked off Norcross 6-3 on Tuesday night in Region 7-AAAAA.

Adding one goal each for Collins Hill (8-7, 4-2) was Paige Hoover, Mariah Dickey, Margaret Bruemmer and Desiree Bowen.

Mill Creek 10, Meadowcreek 0

NORCROSS -- Lauren Tanner scored four goals as Mill Creek blanked Meadowcreek 10-0 on Tuesday night in Region 7-AAAAA action.

Ellie Bowes added two goals for the Hawks (10-3-1, 5-1), while Megan Hatfield, Alex Ford, Megan Gil and Alex Giles each scored one. Cortney Emmert also helped in the win with three assists.

Buford 4, West Hall 0

GAINESVILLE -- Buford received goals from Tara Dambach, Ceely Coker, Kennedy Webster and Lindsey White as the Wolves blanked West Hall 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Recording the shutout at keeper for the Wolves (11-4) was Caitlin Hollis.

Hebron 8, Pinecrest 4

CUMMING -- It was a high-scoring affair, but when the dust had settled, Hebron stood on top with an 8-4 win over Pinecrest Academy on Tuesday.

Alexa Allen led the onslaught by scoring four goals, while MacKenzie Towe followed with two goals and one assist for Hebron (7-2-1, 3-0). Sarah Boyd and Alex Propst each added one goal in the win.

BOYS SOCCER

Central 5, Whitewater 0

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Rigo Gudiel scored two goals Tuesday night as Central Gwinnett shut out Whitewater 5-0.

Tyler Budd, Brian Santana and Juan Gonzalez added one goal each for Central (10-4-1, 5-1), while Budd recorded three assists.

Four keepers combined in the shutout in Charlie DeLoatche, Ricardo Ortiz, Frank Yolyos and Sejfudin Memic.

Collins Hill 4, Norcross 0

NORCROSS -- Collins Hill blanked Norcross 4-0 on Tuesday night in Region 7-AAAAA action.

Norcross fell to 5-10-1 overall and 1-5 in the region.

Peachtree Ridge 4, Duluth 1

SUWANEE -- Jeremy Rector scored twice on Tuesday night to lead Peachtree Ridge 4-1 over Duluth in Region 7-AAAAA.

Taylor Williamson and Juan Herrera each added a goal, while Daniel Rodriguez, Kevin Zuluaga and Michael Valenzuela each had assists.

Mill Creek 4, Meadowcreek 1

NORCROSS -- Tyler Chiu scored two goals and Tajay Hoppiness assisted two goals to lead Mill Creek 4-1 over Meadowcreek on Tuesday night in Region 7-AAAAA.

Brandon O'Toole and Nick Muntean each added one goal and one assist for the Hawks (12-2, 5-1).

West Hall 4, Buford 3

GAINESVILLE -- West Hall downed Buford 4-3 on Tuesday night, getting a huge goal in the first half off a penalty kick resulting from a handball in the box.

Buford (10-4, 5-1) received one goal each from Elias Gomez, Chrsitian Lopez and Matt Bonadies.

Hebron 4, Pinecrest 1

CUMMING -- Hebron received goals from Bailey Pinto, Cole Redman, Chris Austin and Andrew Thompson on Tuesday as the Lions topped Pinecrest Academy 4-1.

Pinto and Johnny Hardin each had an assist for Hebron (7-5, 3-1).

GIRLS TENNIS

Peachtree Ridge 4, Johns Creek 1

JOHNS CREEK -- Jessica Northcutt, Abby Owens and Jena Kelly all won in singles play on Tuesday night as Peachtree Ridge topped Johns Creek 4-1.

Ali and Erin Mills also helped with a win at No. 1 doubles for Peachtree Ridge (11-1, 7-0).

Mountain View 4, Lanier 1

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Courtney Conley won at No. 1 singles and Victoria Mock won in the No. 3 slot in helping Mountain View to a 4-1 win over Lanier.

Mountain View (9-7) also won both doubles matches, getting points from Bri Norris and Verena Gogl at No. 1 and Allison Pham and Emma Joseph at No. 2.

Duluth 3, Chamblee 2

DULUTH -- Duluth picked up a win at No. 2 singles from Joyce Choi and No. 3 singles from Joan Lee on Tuesday as the Wildcats beat Chamblee 3-2 at Epic Tennis Center.

Duluth also won at No. 1 doubles, getting the point from Caroline Sweeney and Gabby Garcia.

Wesleyan 4, GAC 1

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan took three singles matches and a doubles match to top Greater Atlanta Christian 4-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

Megan Kelly, Savannah Strickland and Sarah Settlage all won in singles play for the Wolves, while Julie Rodriguez and Kaitlin English tacked on a win at No. 1 doubles.

Providence 3, Fellowship 2

SUWANEE -- Providence improved to 14-3 on Tuesday afternoon with a 3-2 win over Fellowship Christian at Collins Hill Athletic Club.

The Stars logged two singles wins, getting points from Vani Crist at No. 1 and Alex Schesener at No. 2. Rounding out the scoring was Anna Sylvester and Catherine Harris with a win at No. 1 doubles.

Hebron 3, Athens Christian 2

DACULA -- Michelle Kniffen won at No. 1 singles and Laura McLean at No. 3 singles in helping Hebron to a 3-2 win over Athens Christian on Tuesday afternoon.

Also winning for Hebron (4-9) was Savannah Blalock and Ashley Whitten at No. 1 doubles.

BOYS TENNIS

Apalachee 3, Winder-Barrow 2

WINDER -- Apalachee upended cross-county rival Winder-Barrow 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Lee Vue and Samuell Hutchins scored a point with a win at No. 2 doubles for Apalachee (5-8, 3-7), while Alex Soubannarath won at No. 1 singles. Clayton Edenfiled then provided the clincher with a win at No. 3 singles.

Winder-Barrow fell to 10-6 overall and 5-5 in Region 8-AAA North.

Wesleyan 3, GAC 2

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan picked up two doubles wins and one singles win to slip past Greater Atlanta Christian 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon.

Doubles winners for the Wolves (9-6) were Andrew Dorman and Zach Taylor at No. 1 and Brooks Prettyman and Palmer Brasher at No. 2, while Kris Ippolito added a win at No. 3 singles.

Fellowship 4, Providence 1

SUWANEE -- Fellowship Christian topped Providence 4-1 on Tuesday afternoon at the Collins Hill Athletic Club.

Scoring the lone point for Providence (4-13) was Jon North with a win at No. 1 singles.

Hebron 3, Athens Christian 2

DACULA -- Hebron improved to 10-1 on Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Athens Christian.

Winning for Hebron was No. 2 singles Josh Beck, the No. 1 doubles team of Justin Sparmer and Johnell McLean and the No. 2 doubles team of Dino Favara and Austin Dobbs.

GIRLS GOLF

Mill Creek gets past North

DACULA -- Laney Hudson of Mill Creek finished with a 44 on Tuesday afternoon in guiding the Hawks past North Gwinnett 92 to 95 at Hamilton Mill.

North was led by a 47 from Jessica Choi.

Duluth nips Peachtree Ridge

DULUTH -- Diane Lim of Duluth carded a 44 on Tuesday afternoon at TPC at Sugarloaf to help the Wildcats edge Peachtree Ridge 94 to 96. Casey Nellums also helped in the win by shooting 50.

Jenny Li of Peachtree Ridge tied for the day's low round by shooting 44.

Mountain View beats Collins Hill by one stroke

HOSCHTON -- Mountain View posted a win by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday afternoon, clipping Collins Hill 100 to 101 at Reunion Golf Club.

Hannah Magda shot 49 to lead Mountain View, while Ellen Min of Collins Hill also carded a 49.

Buford 96, Winder-Barrow 111

BRASELTON -- Aly Hicks finished with a 46 on Tuesday afternoon as Buford beat Winder-Barrow 96 to 111 at Chateau Elan.

Bailey Burnette also added a 50 for Buford.

BOYS GOLF

Mill Creek tops North

DACULA -- Mill Creek posted a 161 to 166 win over North Gwinnett on Tuesday afternoon at Hamilton Mill.

Mill Creek was led by a 39 from Hyun Choi, while Blake Watkins of North also finished with 39.

Murphy's 37 leads Collins Hill

HOSCHTON -- Mark Murphy of Collins Hill took low medalist honors on Tuesday afternoon with a 37 as the Eagles cruised to a 161 to 182 win over Mountain View at Reunion Golf Club.

Low scorer for Mountain View was Matt Partridge with a 43.

Buford downs Winder-Barrow

BRASELTON -- Buford defeated Winder-Barrow 163 to 187 on Tuesday afternoon at Chateau Elan.

Steven Wysocki and Luke Simpson each shot 39 for Buford.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Duluth 14, Collins Hill 13

DULUTH -- Duluth keeper Paige Falkowski came up with 25 saves on Tuesday night as the Wildcats held off Collins Hill 14-13.

Ali Cole led Duluth (7-7, 5-2) with six goals and an assist, while Noah Holt and Julianne Pham each scored two goals.

BOYS LACROSSE

Chattahoochee 17, Wesleyan 2

JOHNS CREEK -- Wesleyan's record evened at 4-4 on Tuesday night as the Wolves fell 17-2 to Chattahoochee.

Myles Laughlin and Fendall Laughlin scored one goal each for Wesleyan.

Duluth 11, South Cobb 5

AUSTELL -- Charlie Hall and Brendan Eckard each finished with three goals and two assists to lead Duluth to an 11-5 win over South Cobb on Tuesday night.

Ben Loyal added three goals, while Zack Consie finished with one goal and four assists. Ryan Middleton also added a goal for Duluth (8-4), while keeper Nolan Pax had seven saves.

GAC 15, Gainesville 1

NORCROSS -- Eight different players scored for Greater Atlanta Christian on Tuesday night as the Spartans blasted Gainesville 15-1.

Peter Whiteneck, Sam Harte and Gunner Cape led the attack with three goals and one assist each. White Anderson followed with two goals and two assists, while Eric Reynolds added one goal and three assists. Courtland Jones, Brady Vaughn and Conor Fineran also finished with one goal each.

Grayson 16, Norcross 5

LOGANVILLE -- Four different players scored goals apiece as the Rams downed the Blue Devils 16-5 Tuesday at Grayson Community Stadium.

Zack Dirkse and Nathan Yetter each had four assists in addition to their two goals, while Ben Mertz finished with two goals and an assist and Thatcher Smith and Garrett Gorski each tallied two goals. Josh Parris made four saves in goal for Grayson (7-4).

-- Compiled by Scott Smith