McEachern improves to 4-0 for new coach
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McEachern picked up another impressive win to start Dan Torrenti’s tenure as coach, beating Brookwood 9-5 on Saturday.

With Torrenti, a product of the Indians’ program under retired coach David Joyner, at the helm, McEachern (4-0) has also beaten Milton, Mill Creek and Heritage-Catoosa — with Brookwood, all playoff teams from a season ago.

Maxwell Watkins was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Trey Harris was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Dalton Geekie 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Sam Stephens added a pair of RBIs, too.

Bruce Kirkpatrick (2-0) struck out six over 5 2/3 innings. T.J. Clark pitched the final inning to record the save.

McEachern will host South Paulding on Monday,

Kell 3, Marietta 2: The Longhorns held the Blue Devils off to win the non-region battle of county rivals.

Kell (3-3) had a 3-1 lead after the fourth inning before Marietta (3-2) scored its final run in the fifth.

Jamari Moore went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Longhorns. Adam Pedraza also had an RBI and scored a run, while Ryan Losito had a hit.

Brady Smith (1-1) lasted six innings, striking out five and allowing four hits and two walks. Matthew McGuigan pitched the seventh for the save.

Miles Wilson was 2-for-3 for Marietta, while Jordan Mathis and Bradley Piggee each had hits.

Eric Henderson went the distance, striking out seven and allowing two walks, five hits and two earned runs.

Kell will host Forsyth Central in a Region 7AAAAA game Wednesday. Marietta will host Cherokee.

North Cobb 13, Houston County 9: Chad McClanahan and Dustin Moore each had three of the Warriors’ 15 total hits in the non-region home game.

McClanahan had a double, home run and an RBI, while Moore drove in three.

Austin Starling was

2-for-4 with a two-run homer, Nolan Greckeo was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and two RBIs and Chandler Sievers was

2-for-4 with a double.

The first of three pitchers to work for North Cobb (2-2), Daulton Hill (1-1) went four innings, allowing five runs — four earned — five hits and three walks.

North Cobb will continue its non-region schedule by hosting East Paulding on Monday.

Hillgrove 3, Collins Hill 2: The Hawks scored two runs in the sixth inning to earn their first win of the year.

Mitchell Mannino tied the game with an RBI double, and then Justin Haney, who went

2-for-3, brought him home with a single for the game-winner.

Chad Atkins got Hillgrove on the board with an RBI double in the third.

The Hawks (1-2) will host Walton on Tuesday.

Harrison splits doubleheader: The Hoyas were held to one hit in a loss to Houston County, but then took out their frustrations on Woodstock.

Houston beat Harrison 4-0 before the Hoyas came back and downed Woodstock 7-2.

The only thing standing between Houston and a no-hitter was a clean single to left by Cameron Iszler with two outs in the seventh inning.

Against Woodstock, Tony Flores went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, Iszler had an RBI single, Hunter Fortner had an RBI double and Cole Austin added an RBI on a suicide squeeze bunt.

Andrew Patrick pitched four innings, allowing three hits for the win.

Harrison (2-3) will travel to Lassiter on Wednesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Walton 1, Pope 0:
Junior varsity call-up Mary Leigh Amerein scored the game’s lone goal late in the first half, helping the Lady Raiders win at Raider Valley.

Amerein scored with 4 minutes left in the half, off an assist from Sara Hardin.

Michel Fernandez and Peyton Ryan saved a total of six shots to record the shutout for Walton (3-2-2), which will travel to fourth-ranked Brookwood on Tuesday.

Class AAAAA No. 4 Pope (1-1-1) will host North Springs for a Region 7AAAAA game Wednesday.

Walker 2, Christian Heritage 1: Elizabeth Ouelette scored both of the Lady Wolverines’ goals, including the game-winner with 16 minutes left, in the Area 4A road game.

Ouelette scored her first goal off an Emily Kennerson assist. The second was unassisted.

Megan Turner was nearly untouched in the goal, with a successful penalty kick Christian Heritage’s only shot at the goal.

Walker (2-2, 1-0) will travel Thursday to Our Lady of Mercy.

GIRLS GOLF

Walton, Williams finish as runners-up:
Abbey Williams scored 30 points to claim second place individually and lift the Lady Raiders to a second-place finish in the team event at the Lady Gwinnett Open.

The tournament used the Stableford scoring system which places a point value for each hole, rather than stroke play. Players earn one point for a bogey, two for a par and four for a birdie.

Autumn Gay finished her round with 20 points to claim sixth place.

Greater Atlanta Christian won the team event.

Walton will play at the Parkview Invitational on Saturday.

BOYS TENNIS

 Kennesaw Mountain wins own tournament: The Mustangs clinched their own Mountain Invitational with a 3-2 win over Region 4AAAAAA rival Hillgrove.

Kennesaw Mountain won at all three singles flights, with Aaron Barris and Matthew Osajima each winning 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Justin Thomas won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.

Kennesaw Mountain beat Woodland-Bartow 5-0 and Woodstock 4-1 in pool play. The deciding match against Woodstock came at No. 1 doubles, with Matthew Gainey and Michael Deatrick prevailing 6-3, 6-2. Barris beating Woodstock ace David Dragcheneau 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1.

Kennesaw Mountain will open Region 4AAAAA play at North Cobb on Tuesday.

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