PREP ROUNDUP: Thomas, Hawks top Norcross in 7-AAAAAA baseball

Staff Photo: John Bohn Mill Creek short stop Logan Moseley (4) knocks down the ball during the second inning of Monday's game against Norcross.

Staff Photo: John Bohn Mill Creek short stop Logan Moseley (4) knocks down the ball during the second inning of Monday's game against Norcross.


Staff Photo: John Bohn Norcross hitter Jess Ramsey (22) hits a long ball that was caught for an out at the center field wall during the first inning of Monday's game against Mill Creek.


Staff Photo: John Bohn Norcross baserunner Andrew Lightle (3) is thrown out at first base after a fly ball out during the third inning of Monday's game against Mill Creek.


Staff Photo: John Bohn Mill Creek's Logan Moseley (4) celebrates his third inning two-run home run with teammate Tyler Boldt (14) during Monday's game against Norcross.


Staff Photo: John Bohn Norcross outfielders Trevor Craport (25) and Joseph Wilber (7) can not get to a ball hit by Mill Creek's Tyler Boldt during the third inning. Boldt doubled on the hit.

HOSCHTON -- Jesse Thomas held the Norcross offense in check Monday night, pitching Mill Creek's baseball team to a 7-0 victory in Region 7-AAAAAA play.

Thomas struck out five batters with one walk in 5 scoreless innings as the Hawks improved to 11-6 overall and 5-1 in the region.

Tyler Boldt went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to lead the Mill Creek offense. Kyle Abernathy (2-for-3) and Brandon Harmon (2-for-3) also had two hits each, while Logan Moseley delivered a two-run home run.


Collins Hill 3, North Gwinnett 2

SUWANEE --Collins Hill pushed across a run in the eighth inning Monday night, handing North Gwinnett its first Region 7-AAAAAA loss with a 3-2 victory on the road.

Matthew Vaca's squeeze bunt in the top of the eighth inning scored Cole Zabowski for the winning run. Zabowski was 2-for-3 and also pitched the first six innings, allowing two runs and eight hits.

Mitch McCain was the winning pitcher for the Eagles (6-12, 3-3) with a scoreless seventh inning, while Tommy McBride pitched a scoreless eighth for the save.

Collins Hill's John Topoleski had a solo home run and teammate Nate Williams went 3-for-4 with a double. Chaz Adams added a 2-for-3 day with a double.

North (12-6, 5-1) got a home run from Zayne Stringer and a 3-for-3 game from Alex Hartz, whose sixth-inning RBI tied the game 2-2. Michael Haynes pitched the first seven innings for the Bulldogs and Jordan Brown (4-3) took the loss in relief.

South Gwinnett 6, Archer 0

LAWRENCEVILLE --Adrian Martinez kept his pitching record perfect Monday night with a one-hit, complete-game shutout in South Gwinnett's 6-0 victory over Archer in 8-AAAAAA play.

Martinez (3-0) struck out two batters in his scoreless seven innings as the Comets improved 15-3 overall and 8-2 in the region.

South was led offensively by Mason Hart (2-for-4, RBI, two stolen bases), Ryan Patterson (2-for-4, RBI, stolen base), Morgan Miller (2-for-4, two RBIs) and Chad Smith (2-for-3, two stolen bases).

Peachtree Ridge 7, Duluth 2

DULUTH --Jonathan Hudson and Cameron Shepherd combined for six hits Monday night in Peachtree Ridge's 7-2 victory over Duluth in Region 7-AAAAAA.

Hudson went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs and Shepherd went 3-for-4 with a homer. Tyler Haswell (2-for-4), Anthony Perez (1-for-2, two RBIs) and Tyler Chaney (home run) also aided the Peachtree Ridge offense, while Drew Wharton and Chad Pollitt added a hit each.

Ryne Inman (4-1) was the winning pitcher for Peachtree Ridge (10-8, 4-2). He struck out four batters and allowed six hits in 5 innings.

Brookwood 16, Central Gwinnett 1

SNELLVILLE --Robbie Pestorius went 2-for-3 with five RBIs Monday as Brookwood rolled past Central Gwinnett 16-1 in a Region 8-AAAAAA game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule.

The Broncos (11-7, 7-2) also got good games offensively from Tre Lawrence (3-for-3, three RBIs) and Zach Moon (2-for-2, RBI).

Thomas Byelick (4-3) was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters and walking two in his three innings.

Grayson 8, Dacula 2

DACULA --Grayson defeated Dacula 8-2 Monday night in 8-AAAAAA baseball.

The Rams (11-7, 6-2) were led by four hits from Oscar Valdes, while Austin Meadows, Brandon Benson and Jack Banda each contributed two hits.Taylor Allum had a double and three RBIs for Grayson and Jeril Dawson added two RBIs. Chris Erwin (2-3) was the winning pitcher.

Dacula (6-12, 3-6) was led by Chance Keefer, who went 2-for-3, and Austin Collins, who had a solo home run. Nick Mollica and Tyler Crumley also added hits.

Mountain View 4, Habersham Central 3

MT. AIRY --The second of Forrest Girardeau's two hits brought home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning Monday night and Mountain View pulled out a 4-3 win at Habersham Central in 7-AAAAAA play.

Peyton Fore led the Bears (10-8, 4-2) with three hits, Ben Utley had two hits, a double and two runs and Josh Logan contributed two hits, a double and two runs.

Garry Gwaltney earned the pitching victory with a complete-game, four-hitter. He struck out five batters and walked three.

Lanier 16, Lumpkin County 10

SUGAR HILL --Lanier pounded out 17 hits Monday night in a 16-10, Region 8-AAAA victory over Lumpkin County.

Taylor Grant went 4-for-5 with four RBIs to lead the Longhorns (13-5, 6-2), while Matthew Ramsay and Trenton Little each had three hits and two RBIs.

T.J. Richardson (2-for-2, two RBIs) and Michael Diaz (two hits, RBI) also contributed good offensive games. Dustin Lennon was the winning pitcher after throwing 1 innings of relief.


Wesleyan seventh in tourney

DAWSONVILLE --Wesleyan placed seventh overall in the War Eagle Invitational, a Stableford format tournament Monday at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

Cody Solomon led the Wolves with a 73, Nick Ross shot 77 and Shane Cyran shot 78.


Westminster 5, Wesleyan 0

ATLANTA --Westminster defeated Wesleyan 5-0 on Monday afternoon. The Wolves fell to 5-7 on the season.


Westminster 4, Wesleyan 1

ATLANTA --Wesleyan lost a road match Monday at Westminster, 4-1.

The Wolves (10-2) got their only point from Savannah Strickland at No. 2 singles.