PREP ROUNDUP: Wesleyan's Jones homers to beat Providence

LILBURN -- Jahmai Jones went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, including the tie-breaking home run in the top of the sixth as Wesleyan beat Providence 6-5 on Wednesday in a non-region game.

The Wolves (14-9) also got a two-run homer earlier from Grant Colton that tied the game 3-3.

Christian Stark picked up the win on the mound, going four innings and giving up one hit, while striking out three.

For Providence (14-11), Steven Kleinschmidt went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Michael Shealy was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. Max Broom added a homer and two runs scored.

Erich Stahl picked up a no-decision, throwing five innings with three strikeouts.


Collins Hill 3, North 2

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Collins Hill now controls its playoff destiny as it beat North 3-2 Wednesday.

The Eagles (10-14, 7-6) got a three-run home run from Adam Horridge for their only runs.

Nate Williams picked up the win, going five innings with five strikeouts. Cole Zabowski picked up the save, pitching the final two innings.

If the Eagles win Friday against Mill Creek, they clinch the No. 4 seed out of Region 7, while a loss could drop them into a three-way tie with Norcross and Mountain View.

Mountain View 5, Habersham 4

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View moved to 12-13 on the year and 6-7 in the region with a 5-4 win in nine innings on Wednesday against Habersham.

Matthew Hubbard picked up the win, pitching 3 innings in relief, striking out 10. He also had a walk-off single in the ninth to give the Bears the win.

Peyton Fore was 4-for-4 with three runs scored, while Brad Weaver had two hits. Beau Blair also contributed two RBI's, while Ben Utley had one RBI.

South 6, Dacula 5

DACULA -- South moved to 19-6 on the year and 12-3 in Region 8-AAAAAA with a 6-5 win over Dacula on Wednesday.

Adrian Martinez picked up the win, going six innings. Montrell Marshall picked up the save, pitching the final of an inning.

Chad Smith went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Morgan Miller was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Drew McCarthy was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Marshall had two RBIs.

Chance Keefer took the loss for Dacula (8-17, 5-9), going five innings with six strikeouts.

Austin Collins was 2-for-3 with a double, while Nick Mollica was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Nick Heamon had two RBIs for the Falcons.

Grayson 13, Berkmar 1

LILBURN -- Grayson recorded its 10th straight win and moved to 18-7 on the year (13-2 in Region 8-AAAAAA) with a 13-1 win over Berkmar on Wednesday.

Andres Gil picked up the win, going three innings.

Jeril Dawson was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, while Cole Blackmon was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Hayden Madole also had two hits, including a triple, and two runs scored.

Mill Creek 8, Norcross 5

NORCROSS -- Mill Creek moved to 18-6 on the year and 12-1 in Region 7-AAAAAA with an 8-5 win over Norcross on Wednesday.

The Hawks had already secured the top state playoff seed from the region, but Wednesday's wins locked up the region title outright.

Shane Seckinger went 6 innings with four hits and two runs.

Brandon Harmon went 2-for-4, while Cody Pugh scored two runs and Kyle Abernathy had an RBI.

Walnut Grove 5, Lanier 4

LOGANVILLE -- Lanier dropped to 18-7 on the year and 11-4 in Region 8-AAAA with a 5-4, nine-inning loss at Walnut Grove on Wednesday.

T.J. Richardson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Taylor Grant also had two hits and two RBIs. Austin Gholson and Michael Diaz also contributed one hit apiece.

Peachtree Ridge 4, Duluth 2

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge moved to 16-9 on the year and 10-3 in Region 7-AAAAAA with a 4-2 win over Duluth on Wednesday.

Craig Williams earned the win with two innings of relief and three strikeouts. Nick Neidert pitched two scoreless innings, which including inheriting a bases-loaded jam with no outs. Drew Wharton got the save with two strikeouts in the final inning.

Cam Shephard went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Cooper Burdick, Tyler Chaney and Wharton each had a hit.

Buford 9, White Co. 2

BUFORD -- Buford moved to 20-4 on the year and 17-3 in Region 7-AAA with a 9-2 win over White County on Wednesday.

Josh Bryan went six innings, giving up just five hits and fanning 10, to get the win.

Hunter Puckett went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Bryan was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Joey Bart also picked up two hits and drove in a run.

Parkview 16, Central Gwinnett 0

LILBURN -- Parkview moved to 18-6 on the year and 13-2 in Region 8-AAAAAA with a 16-0 win in three innings over Central on Wednesday.

Mason Cuskey pitched all three innings, giving up one hit and striking out four.

Johnny Jones had a two-run homer.


Hebron 4, Dacula 0

DACULA -- Hebron moved to 13-2-1 on the year with a 4-0 win over Dacula on Wednesday at Hebron.

Bailey Pinto and Braden Blmer each had one goal and one assist, while Cole Redman and Ben Austin each had a goal.

Noah Blalock picked up the win in goal with 12 saves.

Central 1, Whitewater 0

FAYETTEVILLE -- Central moved to 13-4 on the year with a 1-0 win over Whitewater on Wednesday.

Samir Ramic scored the only goal for the Black Knights, while Ricky Ortiz and Sejfudin Memic combined for the shutout in goal.

South 7, Walnut Grove 0

SNELLVILLE -- South got two goals from Carlos Cuenca and Malik Thornell to beat Walnut Grove 7-0 on Wednesday.

Roberto Lindsey, Sekou Thornell and Chris Keller each added one goal.

Carrollton 4, Parkview 1

LILBURN -- Parkview dropped to 9-9 on the year with a 4-1 loss to Carrollton on Wednesday.

Evan Mayhan had the only goal for the Panthers.


Hebron 2, Dacula 1

DACULA -- Hebron moved to 13-1-1 on the year with a 2-1 victory over Dacula on Wednesday at home.

Jordan Lowery and Sarah Boyd each had one goal and one assist, while Lexi Kent had 15 saves in goal.

Parkview 5, Carrollton 0

LILBURN -- Parkview moved to 15-3 on the year with a 5-0 win over Carrollton on Wednesday.

Emma Carlson had two goals, while Kyana Cambell, Katie Hickman and Emma Manting each had a goal.

Buford 10, Fannin Co. 0

BLUE RIDGE -- Buford stayed undefeated on the year with a 10-0 win over Fannin Co. on Wednesday.

The Wolves (16-0, 7-0) were led by Brie Smith with three goals, while Lina Perez and Ceely Coker each had two goals. Tara Dambach contributed one goal and two assists, Ambria Shutts had one goal and one assist, and Melissa Sullivan had one goal.

Grayson 3, Etowah 2, OT

LOGANVILLE -- Tessa Craft scored two minutes into the first overtime as Grayson moved to 15-2 on the year with a 3-2 non-region win over Etowah on Wednesday.

Amanda Baker and Alexa Webb had the two goals in regulation, while Brittney Bennett had both assists.


Brookwood 11, Mountain View 2

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood won 13 of 15 faceoffs, with Walker Bradley and Jon-Austin Bridges leading the way, as the Broncos beat Mountain View 11-2 on Wednesday.

The Broncos (9-6) were led by Joey Lupa with two goals and three assists, while Sean LaCroix and Daniel Monda each added two goals. Reed Cowan, Dylan Gann, Cameron Free, Jack Boring and Josh Moore each contributed a goal.


Mill Creek 10, Grayson 5

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek moved to 16-1 on the year and 5-0 in Area 4-AAAAAA with a 10-5 win over Grayson on Wednesday.

Tori Windom led the team with four goals, while Rachel Gann had two goals and two assists. Emily Hallberg contributed two goals, Mackenzie Fagioli had one goal and one assist, Tyler Rediger had two assists and Maddie Beck had one goal.

Jillian Wissel picked up the win in goal with seven saves.

Brookwood 17, Mountain View 6

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood moved to 9-7 on the year with a 17-6 win over Mountain View on Wednesday.

Lindsey Thomson led the way with five goals, while Paige Miller had four goals. Lauren Clay chipped in three goals, and Taylor Stercay had two goals and two assists.