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PREP ROUNDUP: Archer beats Cherokee and Sonoraville in tournament

MARIETTA — Archer improved to 5-1 on the season on Friday night with a pair of wins in the Buccaneer Bash at Cherokee High School.

Jenna Graham and Abby Lyall each had two hits and three RBIs as Archer opened its night with a 12-2 win in five innings over Cherokee. Adding to the offense were Sydney Willhite (2-for-4, RBI) and Brittany Maresette (2-for-2, two runs), while Lauren Tatum (1-0) pitched five innings with two runs and one strikeout for the win.

Willhite later added two more hits, including a double, and three RBIs as the Tigers finished the night with an 11-10 win over Sonoraville.

Jacqui Switzer helped by going 2-for-3 with four runs, while Holli Sturgill finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Alyssa Brinckmann (1-0) was the winning pitcher, delivering four innings of relief with four runs on four hits with three strikeouts.

SOFTBALL

Duluth 7, Mountain View 6

LAWRENCEVILLE — Lindsey McKinney of Duluth went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles on Friday night in helping the Wildcats get past Mountain View 7-6 in a Region 7-AAAAAA battle.

Sydnee Worthy also went 3-for-4 for Duluth (6-1, 2-1 7-AAAAAA), while Cassie Cooker and Megan Waldheim each went 2-for-3. Kayleen Nguyen (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for her first win of the season.

North 7, Mill Creek 3

HOSCHTON — North Gwinnett won its Region 7-AAAAAA opener on Friday night by topping Mill Creek 7-3.

Kaitlan Andrews led the offense for North Gwinnett (5-0, 1-0) with two hits and two RBIs, while Draven Sonnon added a solo homer.

Emily Dennis also went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Bulldogs, while Lindsey Cobb added two hits and an RBI.

Moriah Strother and Kinsley Jennings each had a hit and an RBI, while Jennings picked up the win on the mound.

Brookwood 2, Walnut Grove 1

SNELLVILLE — Amanda Ablan struck out 12 batters and gave up only two hits Thursday night as Brookwood’s softball team defeated Walnut Grove 2-1 for its first victory of the season.

Ablan also added a double and an RBI. Kayla Louie was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored, Kamryn Tillman had a hit and a run scored and Baylei Banfield was 1-for-3 for the Broncos (1-5).

— Compiled by Scott Smith