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PREP ROUNDUP: Buford routs Lassiter in softball showdown

BUFORD — Buford starter Bria Bush pushed her record to 7-1 with her sixth complete game of the season Monday night, leading the Wolves to a 9-0 win over Lassiter, which was ranked No. 3 in Class AAAAAA.

In five innings, Bush allowed just one hit and struck out four in her sixth shutout of the season. The Wolves, No. 1 in AAA, improved to 20-1 on the season.

Buford was led at the plate by Niki Cook, who was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run as well as Remington Hasty, who was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, a double and a run scored. Tessa Daniels added two hits and a run and Drew Puckett was 1-for-1 with a home run and two runs scored. It was Puckett's fourth home run in the past two games.

SOFTBALL

Providence 9, Hebron 0

DACULA— Providence pitcher Abigail Roberson improved to 7-6 on the season and she faced the minimum number of Hebron batters Monday in a 9-0 victory in five innings. Roberson struck out four and gave up just one hit over four innings.

Providence (10-12, 6-4) had contributions at the plate from Alyssa Elliot, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs, and Brittany Tuttle, who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.

Central 18, Meadowcreek 1

LAWRENCEVILLE— Central (8-12) defeated Meadowcreek Monday night 18-1 in three innings. Faith Dickerson brought in seven runs on her own as she went 2-for-2. Ashley Davis was also 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

The winning pitcher was Amari Howard, who struck out four and did not surrender a hit on her way to her first victory.

Shiloh 9, Newton 0

SNELLVILLE— Shiloh (13-12) defeated Newton on Monday 9-0 in five innings. The winning pitcher was Adia Randall.

Elisabeth Humes and Cortni Jones came through with big hits as both hit a home run and collecting four and three RBIs, respectively.

Archer 14, Kennesaw Mountain 6

LAWRENCEVILLE— Starter Kory Best improved her record to 10-3 on the season as she led Archer to a 14-6 win over Kennesaw Mountain on Monday.

Archer (16-7) was led at the plate by a pair of home runs by Jaqui Switzer and Alesha Mann. Switzer finished the game 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored while Mann was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Jenna Graham also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Kristin Hawkings also had a good night as she went 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs.

Wesleyan 6, Blessed Trinity 2

ROSWELL— Wesleyan (12-6) defeated Blessed Trinity 6-2 Monday night.

Dacia Jones started the game and allowed two runs, neither of which were earned, before Riley Henning came on and recorded the victory. Jones returned to pitch in the seventh and record the save.

Offensively, Wesleyan was led by Sydney Stone (4-for-4, run, RBI) and Emily Farrow (2-for-2, run, RBI).

North 7, Grayson 0

LOGANVILLE— North Gwinnett starter Kinsley Jennings threw a complete game shutout as she led her team to a 7-0 victory over Grayson. Jennings allowed just four hits and struck out four.

North (17-4, 7-3) was led at the plate by Kaitlan Andrews who went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs. Jennings also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Draven Sonnon went 1-for-4 with a triple. Makenna Dowell added a hit and an RBI.

Dacula 12, Duluth 4

DULUTH— Dacula (16-3) beat Duluth 12-4 on Monday night.

The winning pitcher was Kendra Pfister, who was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs.

Also contributing offensively for the Falcons were Kristan Lizardi (4-for-5, double, two RBIs, three runs), Makenzie Vanderhorst (3-for-3, two RBIs, two runs), Alexis Deadwyler (2-for-3, double, RBI), and Madison Moseley (3-for-5, double, RBI).

Duluth (12-10) was led by Cassie Kooker, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Toni Perrucci, who went 2-for-3, and Megan Sheridan, who went 2-for-3 with a double.