Hansen, who has been at the Mustangs’ helm since the program’s inception in 2001, will get the chance for No. 300 tonight when Kennesaw Mountain visits Due West rival Harrison. Coincidentally, it will be Hansen facing longtime Hoyas coach Mark Elkins, who earned his 300th win earlier this season.
Kennesaw Mountain (15-5, 8-2 Region 4AAAAAA) gave itself some breathing room with five runs in the second inning.
Michael Atkinson was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Reggie Pruitt, Tyler Stephenson and Ryley Gilliam each had triples.
Zach Goodman (4-1) went three innings, striking out three and allowing two hits. Hampton Clark also went three, striking out four, while Tyler Marshall closed things out.
Walker 12, North Cobb Christian 2 (5 inn.): The Wolverines got hot in the third inning and never let up, scoring five runs in the fourth to break the game open.
Walker totaled 14 hits, with Gaines Lahue and James Pittinger both going 3-for-4 with three RBIs each. Cameron Bloebaum, was 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Zach Eikost was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Gavin Crouch pitched all six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and had seven strikeouts.
Walker (10-5, 10-4 Region 6A) will host Riverwood on Thursday in a non-region game.
Lassiter 3, Cherokee 0: Tim Eber pitched a complete game, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out seven to lift the Trojans to the Region 5AAAAAA road win.
Lassiter (6-13, 3-4) scored twice in the second and once in the fifth.
Matt McGuire was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Randall Heller had a sacrifice fly. Nikkie Esposito batted 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Lassiter will host Cherokee today.
Harrison 5, North Cobb 4 (8 inn.): Hayden Messina scored the winning run from second off an error to give the Hoyas the Region 4AAAAAA home win.
Harrison (12-5, 5-3) carried a 3-1 lead into the top of the seventh, but North Cobb scored three times to take a 4-3 edge. With two strikes and two outs in the bottom half of the frame, James Williams tied the contest with a double, scoring pinch-runner Ben Brock.
Andrew Burchell (1-0) picked up the win.
Williams batted 2-for-4 with three RBIs and gave up one unearned run on four hits and struck out six in six innings.
Tanner Weeks was 3-for-5 and Jayson Cook had a sacrifice fly.
Mount Paran Christian 10, Christian Heritage 0: Ryan Moran scored four goals as the Eagles dominated the Area 7A game.
Cooper Ingram, Stephen Craig, Alex Gernatt, Andrew Mezei, Jack Chrone and Chance Hogan also scored for Mount Paran (11-2, 7-1), which led 7-0 at halftime.
Hogan began the game in goal, not facing any shots for the Eagles, who will travel to North Cobb Christian on Thursday.
Marietta 1, McEachern 0:Norman Carmona scored Marietta’s lone goal in the 20th minute on an assist by Gary Sharrow, and that was all the Blue Devils needed to secure the Region 4AAAAAA win.
Marietta goalkeeper Salvidor Hernandez had five saves for the game and withstood McEachern pressure late in the second half.
Marietta (6-8, 4-3) will host Etowah on Thursday in a non-region game.
Pope 1, Sequoyah 0: Pope remained undefeated in Region 7AAAAA action with the home victory.
Luke Scanlan scored the lone goal off an assist from Sean Laferle 12 minutes into the contest and the defense made the score stand.
Travis Parker had six saves for the Greyhounds (12-3, 8-0), who are at Woodward Academy on Friday.
Harrison 3, South Forsyth 1: South Forsyth took a 1-0 lead in the second half, but Harrison rallied for the non-region victory at home.
Jack Schlange had two goals for the Hoyas (8-4-2). Andrew Deltac contributed a goal and an assist.
Zach DeFranks had three saves for Harrison, which will host Centennial on Friday.
Dalton 4, Allatoona 1: Griff Rousseau scored Allatoona’s goal on an assist from Camden Day to tie it at 1-all 17 minutes into the game, but it was all Dalton from there.
Dalton, the top-ranked team in Class AAAA, scored three unanswered goals to seal the win.
Despite giving up three goals, Mitch Feathers still had 10 saves for the Buccaneers (8-3-1), with half of them being point-blank shots.
Allatoona will next face Chapel Hill at home April 15.
Pope 6, Sequoyah 0: Kathryn Schreck scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Lady Greyhounds won the Region 7AAAAA home game.
Sophie Aldridge also scored twice, while Randi Schroedel and Taylor Meneide each had one goal.
Natalie Icen had three saves for Pope (9-2-3, 7-1), which will travel to Woodward Academy on Friday.
Walker 7, North Cobb Christian 1: Seven different goal-scorers contributed to a one-sided win in an Area 7A home game.
Marika Papadopoulos, Emily Kennerson, Elizabeth Ouellette, Ilicia Martin, Lauren Brock, Megan Turner and Nika Sendler accounted for the goals, while Papadapoulos, Turner and Brock each had assists.
The Lady Wolverines (9-2, 8-0) took a 4-0 lead at the half before North Cobb Christian avoided the shutout 3 minutes into the second half.
Honor Stoner had five saves at goal for Walker, which will host St. Francis on Thursday.
Allatoona 2, Kennesaw Mountain 2: Both teams traded goals in the first half, and again in the second half, before ending in a stalemate.
The Lady Buccaneers (11-2-2) were on the board 5 minutes into the game when Willough Davis scored on an assist by Ash Das and the Lady Mustangs (6-4-1) tied it 10 minutes later on a goal by Olivia Guajardo on an assist by Tayler Hartrampf.
Guajardo scored again in the second half to take the lead on a Vannah Moreland feed, and Allatoona answered on a penalty kick by Davis halfway through the second half.
Allatoona will host Douglas County on Tuesday, while Kennesaw Mountain will host North Cobb on Friday.
Lassiter 4, Holy Innocents’ 0: Lassiter took a 3-0 halftime lead behind two goals from Kelsey Hahn and went on to blank the Lady Bears in a non-region contest at home.
Megan McGuiness also scored, as did Kaylee Hamilton.
Megan Richardson had three saves for the Lady Trojans (11-2-1), who will visit Region 5AAAAAA rival Walton on Saturday.
North Cobb 5, Pebblebrook 0: North Cobb exploded for four second-half goals in taking the Region 4AAAAAA home win.
Alana Agcaoili had two goals for the Lady Warriors (5-5, 4-3), while Scarlett Rendon and Molly Mead each had a goal and an assist. Jordan Pannell also scored.
Tori Socia had no first half saves, but Selina Abbott collected one.
North Cobb is at Kennesaw Mountain on Friday.
Whitefield Academy 2, Pace Academy 1 (PK): Lauren Burke had 13 saves in regulation and overtime and performed well during penalty kicks to lift Whitefield to the non-area home win.
Sophie Kemether scored in the first half off an assist from Elaine Sharitz, but Pace tied the contest with 3:40 left in regulation.
Neither squad scored during the two overtime periods, but the Lady Wolfpack owned the penalty kick phase with goals from Frances Hamilton, Sharitz, Mary Kendrick and Katherine Bracher.
Whitefield is at Darlington on Friday.
Kell 18, Sprayberry 3: Alex Llerandi played a role in 10 goals as the Longhorns controlled the Area 2A-AAAAA game.
Llerandi scored five goals and assisted on five more, complementing three goals and an assist from his brother, Devin.
Devon Hurley and Noah Swift each had three goals, while Conner Cook, Zach Obenhoff and defender Jake White each scored once.
Luke Harris and Avery Brown combined to make 10 saves for Kell, which will be off until it hosts Woodstock on April 22.
Kennesaw Mountain 14, Wheeler 5: The Mustangs raced out to a 10-2 halftime lead and won the non-area game.
Dennis Bell, Scott Shultz and Ryan Clark each had three goals for Kennesaw Mountain (8-3).
Josh Ehrich and Connor McAlpine split the goalkeeping duties, saving a combined 11 shots for the Mustangs, who will travel to Hillgrove on Thursday for an Area 1AAAAAA game.
Harrison 18, McEachern 0: The visiting Hoyas scored 13 of their 18 goals in the first half for the Area 1AAAAAA victory.
Zach Danneman totaled six goals and added two assists, while Alex Mowry tacked on four goals and an assist. Lucas Wittenberg had two goals and one assist and Michael Fahsel added one goal and three assists.
McEachern goalkeeper C.J. Norrell still had 18 saves in the first half, despite giving up 13 goals.
Harrison (11-1, 3-0) will play at Hillgrove on April 16.
Kell 21, Creekview 1: Ten players scored as the Lady Longhorns cruised to an Area 2A-AAAAA romp.
Leslie Ferguson led Kell (10-0, 5-0) with four goals and two assists, while Haley Swift had three goals and four assists. Izzy Palermo and Sachi Griffiths each had three goals, while Jennifer Buckley, Sarah Bialecki and Talen Francis added two apiece.
Britta Baughn saved two of the three shots she faced for Kell, which will travel to Lassiter on Friday for a battle of east Cobb powers.
Walton 27, Etowah 9: Walton scored early and often in downing Etowah in Area 2AAAAAA action at Raider Valley.
Erin McBride had six goals and one assist to lead the Lady Raiders (9-3-1, 4-1), who led 17-8 at halftime. Riley Ewing totaled five goals and one assist, while Kylie Holthaus and Hunter Corvin each had four goals.
Sophia Watkins added three scores and Laura Jordan two. Lindsay Epstein and Lizzie Misel each had one goal and two assists.
Emily James and Kathryn Sweeden combined to allow nine goals and collect five saves for Walton, which is at North Cobb on Friday.
Pope 5, Mount Pisgah Christian 0: Pope easily took down Mount Pisgah at Roswell Country Club.
Austin Bates won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Michael Busby had a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2. Chase Forbes lost one game at No. 3 singles, as did the No. 1 doubles team of Dom Allan and Ryan Heins. Mark Fisher and Harrison Watkins won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Pope, the No. 2 seed in the Region 7AAAAA tournament, will play North Springs in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Laurel Park in Marietta. The semifinals will take place later that afternoon.
Mount Paran Christian 3, Christian Heritage 1: Mount Paran easily got the Area 4A win.
Sam Fulkerson won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while Will Burton rallied for a 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory at No. 2. Patrick Weindorfer won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
Mount Paran will host North Cobb Christian on Thursday.
Pace Academy 4, Whitefield Academy 1: Bennett Shilling was the lone victor as the Wolfpack lost the county-line rivalry match.
Shilling split the first two sets 6-4, 1-6 before winning a 10-6 super-tiebreaker.
Whitefield Academy 3, Pace Academy 2: The Lady Wolfpack escaped with the victory, getting a pair of singles points.
Kerry Lemasters won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2, while Annie Sickling won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3.
Megan Schwartzkopf and Caroline Holliday added a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles.
Walker 4, Fellowship Christian 1: Walker collected straight set victories in four flights in taking the home win.
Amitha Muthiah won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while Sarah Condon earned a 6-1, 6-3 triumph at No. 2.
Audrey Cunningham and Leigh Norsworthy didn’t give up a game at No. 1 doubles. Caroline Kunetz and Holly Harkins lost one game at No. 2.
Walker (5-7) will host Whitefield Academy on Thursday.
Allatoona 5, Rome 0: Allatoona clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Region 5AAAAA tournament and got a bye into the quarterfinals after its decisive home win.
The Lady Buccaneers’ top three singles players — Kennedy Craig, Haley Proctor and Allison Whitley — each won 6-0, 6-0.
Lauren Lees and Erin Neves rallied from a set down to claim a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory. Lindsey Stowell and Corrie Williams won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Allatoona (14-3, 10-0) will face either New Manchester or Hiram on Tuesday in the region tournament quarterfinals at Lost Mountain Park.
Christian Heritage 3, Mount Paran Christian 2: Mount Paran fell to 4-6 overall with the loss.
Mary Katherine Lewis won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Madison Darling earned a 6-0, 7-6 (5) victory at No. 2.
Mount Paran will host North Cobb Christian on Thursday.
Whitefield Academy second in tri-match: Mount Pisgah Christian shot 96 to best Whitefield (104) and St. Francis (116) at Trophy Club in Alpharetta.
The Lady Wolfpack’s Madison Barnett carded 36 to earn medalist honors. Alli Matthews fired a 68.
Whitefield will compete in the Area 4A tournament April 22 at Cherokee Golf Club.