Collins Hill powers its way past Lambert

SUWANEE — Collins Hill is headed back to Columbus to try and reclaim the Class AAAAAA state championship.

Amanda Chance led the Eagles to a 3-2 Game 1 victory, while the Eagles cruised to a 13-2 win in four innings of Game 2 over Lambert.

“It’s a good feeling to be going back,” Collins Hill coach Paul Pierce said. “I’m excited for the girls. They have the goal year in and year out to get there.”

Collins Hill won the three straight state titles from 2009-11 and finished third last year at state.

“We’re excited to be playing in Columbus again,” Pierce said.

Chance hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning with two outs to lift the Eagles in Game 1. She was also the winning pitcher, striking out five, allowing two runs and three hits. Reagan Morgan was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Aeshia Miles was the winning pitcher in Game 2, striking out five, allowing two runs and three hits. Brea Dickey was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Jamie Hoover went 2-for-3 with a run, Miles was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Madison Palmieri was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Storm knocked

out of playoffs

SAVANNAH — Providence’s season came to an end on Wednesday when the Storm fell to Savannah Christian 9-0 and 8-2.

Providence had a 2-1 lead in Game 2 when it allowed five unearned runs with two outs. Katy Barry had a hit and MacKenzie Tuttle had an RBI double and scored a run. Abigail Roberson was the losing pitcher despite allowing just one earned run.

Providence managed just two hits in Game 1 with Megan Broom and Brittany Tuttle reaching base.

The Storm finish the year 12-20, which includes losing eight of their last 10 games.