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PREP ROUNDUP: Norcross rallies to beat Dunwoody

GAINESVILLE — Mackenzie Bradford scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to lift Norcross to a 9-8 win over Dunwoody on Friday in the Lanier Pointe Invitational.

Vanessa Bradford pitched five innings, going four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight. Nancy Thompson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

SOFTBALL

North Hall 5, Lanier 2

GAINESVILLE — Twin sisters Holland and Hannah Coursey each had a pair of doubles in Lanier’s 5-2 loss to North Hall in the Lanier Pointe Invitational on Friday.

Holland added an RBI, while Hannah was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kirsten Loughlin was 1-for-3 for the Longhorns (0-1).

Duluth 12,

Gainesville 3

GAINESVILLE — Three Duluth players had at least two hits in the Wildcats’ 12-3 win over Gainesville in the Lanier Point Invitational on Friday.

Cassie Kooker (2-for-4), Toni Perrucci (2-for-3), Megan Sheridan (2-for-3) and Sydnee Worthy (1-for-2, two walks) led the offense, while MacKenzie Yarbrough got the win with two strikeouts.

Peachtree Ridge

drops two

SUWANEE — Peachtree Ridge lost to Providence 12-11 and then fell to Lambert 6-5 in the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic on Friday.

Laura Purcell was the losing pitcher against Providence. Maiah Johnson went 2-for-5 with three stolen bases and a run, Brandi Mason was 4-for-5 with three stolen bases and Lizzy Hehlstein was 3-for-4 with three runs.

Ashley Cook got the loss against Lambert. Lolli Yu went 3-for-4 with a run and Savanna Turvy went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBIs.

GAC loses two

NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian lost to Evans 17-2 and Mountain View 5-2 on Friday in the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic.

Grace DeBoer had three hits and three runs, Mary Johnson had two hits and one RBI and Claire Holcomb added two hits.

Providence splits

pair of games

SUWANEE — Providence used a seventh-inning rally to beat Peachtree Ridge in the South Gwinnett Diamond Classic on Friday. Then the Storm dropped a 15-3 decision to Lambert in three innings.

The Storm (1-1) scored 10 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Peachtree Ridge to rally from a 7-2 defecit. Emily Barnett, who started the game and went 6 1/3 innings, came back into the game to get the final two outs. Abigail Roberson was the winning pitcher.

Katy Barry was 5-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs, Barnett went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a run, Mackenzie Tuttle was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Allison James was 2-for-5 with a double, RBI and run, while Alyssa Elliott had two hits, a run and RBI.

Roberson got the loss against Lambert. Brittany Tuttle had one hit and two runs, Mackenzie Tuttle had a hit, RBI and run, while Roberson added a hit and RBI.