Prep Roundup: Mustangs maintain region lead
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Two days after giving coach George Hansen his 300th career win, Kennesaw Mountain turned its attention back to its control of Region 4AAAAAA, beating Harrison 3-0 on Friday.

After completing a series sweep of the Hoyas (12-7, 5-5), the Mustangs (17-5, 10-2) own a one game lead on Marietta (8-11, 8-2) with four games left in the regular season. Kennesaw Mountain, which split its series with Marietta, closes out with Pebblebrook and McEachern, while Marietta has three series left with Harrison, North Cobb and Campbell.

Ryley Gilliam narrowly missed a no-hitter, with Jason Cook’s double the only hit for Harrison. Gilliam also allowed three walks and struck out six.

Reggie Pruitt went 3-for-4 with a double and scored all three runs, while Zach Teem went 2-for-3 and was responsible for driving Pruitt in each time.

Kennesaw Mountain will host Pebblebrook on Monday. Harrison, which has fallen to sixth after losses in five of its last six region games, will travel to Marietta on Monday.

Sprayberry 6, Sequoyah 3: The Yellow Jackets won the Region 7AAAAA road game, with three runs in the fifth and seventh frames before halting the Chiefs’ final-inning rally.

Michael Chavis was 1-for-2 and belted a three-run home run in the seventh for Sprayberry (14-5, 11-3). Bobby Gauvreau was 2-for-2 with an RBI and Spencer Sann had an RBI. Zach Williams and Jordan McClure each batted 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

McKenzie Mills (5-3) gave up two hits, struck out 10 and didn’t allow a run through 5 1/3 innings. Gerard Aucoin collected his fifth save of the season.

Sprayberry will host Osborne on Monday.

Walker 15, Mount Pisgah Christian 6 (5 inn.): Walker totaled 17 hits, including six doubles and a home run, in claiming the Region 6A road victory.

The Wolverines (12-5, 11-4) sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning and scored four runs. Eleven took turns at bat in the fourth and fifth, with Walker scoring six and five runs, respectively.

Jake Depiero was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Kevin Bray batted 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Cameron Bloebaum was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Gaines Lahue totaled two hits with three RBIs, while Zach Eikost had two hits and four RBIs.

Blake Whiting was 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Paul Grazzini had three hits.

James Pittinger (3-1) gave up six earned runs off 10 hits and struck out two in five innings.

After scoring 32 runs in three games this week, the Wolverines will next travel to Whitefield Academy on Monday.

North Cobb Christian 7, Whitefield Academy 4: Canon Robinson went a perfect 3-for-3 with three stolen bases as the Eagles won the Region 6A game.

Robert Gnann had two hits and two RBIs, while Rabon Martin pitched a complete game, allowing no earned runs.

BOYS LACROSSE

Allatoona 14, Pope 12:
Allatoona scored three goals late in the game to take a 14-10 lead and held on for a big Area 2A-AAAAA road win.

Bennett Jarrett and Carson Sorrells each had three goals for Allatoona (8-5, 4-0). Dylan Lowenstein added a goal and three assists, while Danny Tesler also scored and won nine face offs.

Cole Hanson had 12 saves for the Buccaneers, who will be at North Paulding on Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Kennesaw Mountain 6, North Cobb 0:
Kennesaw Mountain, which scored all of its goals in the second half, remained undefeated in Region 4AAAAAA.

Vannah Moreland had two goals, while Madeline Monroe and Olivia Guajardo each had a goal and an assist. Maddy Giroir and Jasmin Lanuza each had one goal.

Meredith Bailey had five saves for the Lady Mustangs (7-4-1, 6-0), who guaranteed themselves at least the No. 2 seed for the state playoffs.

Kennesaw Mountain will play at Marietta on Monday.

Harrison 2, Centennial 0: Treva Aycock scored both goals to lead the Lady Hoyas to the non-region home victory.

Melissa Cameron had an assist for Harrison (14-0), while goalkeepers Kelsey Daugherty and Allison Leone didn’t face any shots in recording the shutout. Defenders Izzy Heckman, Paige Porter, Madi Good and Kaitlyn Kauffman also shut down Centennial.

Harrison will travel to Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday in a game that will decide the Region 4AAAAAA championship.

Pope 3, Woodward Academy 2: Pope rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to win the non-region contest.

Lauren Wilson scored both goals in the second half for the Lady Greyhounds (10-2-3), off assists from Goodwin Brown, notching the game-winner in the 65th minute.

Jamie Glover scored the first-half goal off a corner kick from Belle Geiger to put Pope on the board.

Natalia Icen had four saves for Pope, which will be at Creekview on Tuesday.

Whitefield Academy 2, Darlington 0: Whitefield won its fourth in a row in taking the Area 7A road win.

Kate Macphail assisted on Logan Pearce’s goal, while Sophie Kemether assisted on Frances Hamilton’s score.

Lauren Burke had six saves for the Lady Wolfpack (6-6, 4-3), who are at Mount Paran Christian on Monday.
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April 12, 2014
Spencer Sann is Spencer Fann for Sprayberry...for those who don't know - he is a great catcher for our team!!
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