Prep Roundup: Mustangs have Due West edge
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Chase Slone pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Kennesaw Mountain to a 7-1 win over Harrison on Friday in Region 4AAAAAA play.

Slone didn’t allow an earned run and struck out five.

Zach Goodman went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Reggie Pruitt was 3-for-5. Tyler Stephenson was 2-for-4 with a double, Alex Darwiche had two hits and Ryan McGrail finished 2-for-5 with a triple.

Jonathan Fisher and Nick Sexton each had a hit for Harrison (10-9, 7-3).

Kennesaw Mountain (10-9, 5-7) will take on Cypress Creek (Fla.) on Friday in Orlando, Fla. Harrison will host Redan on April 13.

Mount Paran Christian 4, St. Francis 0: Matt McKenzie’s two-run single in the third inning was all the offense the Eagles needed to claim the Region 6A contest.

McKenzie was 2-for-2 with a double and drove in three. Tyler Flowers went 2-for-3 with a double.

Robert Wilson pitched five shutout innings and allowed three hits to earn the victory.

Mount Paran (17-2, 13-2) will host Fellowship Christian on Friday.

Kell 11, Forsyth Central 7: The Longhorns took a 10-0 lead before the Bulldogs could get on the board, before holding on for the Region 7AAAAA win.

Kerrigan McManigal drove in six of the 11 runs, with a pair of three-run doubles. Brady Smith had two RBIs, while he, Brice O’Brien and Ryan Losito each had two hits.

Avery McReynolds (6-1) went six innings, striking out four and allowing seven hits and six runs.

Kell (11-6, 8-3) will host Creekview today in a game between two of the region’s top teams.

Hillgrove 4, South Cobb 3: The Hawks rallied with a three-run fifth inning and completed a sweep of the Region 4AAAAAA series.

Tristan DeLozier had a two-run single in the decisive fifth, while Brian Johnson also brought a run in on a sacrifice fly. Tyler Weyenberg was 3-for-4.

Cade Douglas (3-0) earned the win in relief, striking out two and allowing just one hit and no walks over three innings.

Hillgrove (10-8, 7-3) wll host Loganville today before heading into spring break.

Pope 15, Osborne 0 (3 inn.): The Greyhounds walked 10 times in the three-inning game and totaled seven hits, including a grand slam in the second inning.

Patrick Wiseman threw a no-hitter and now has four wins on the year.

Nathaniel Lowe was 1-for-2 with an RBI double, while Steven Skruck was 2-for-2 with an RBI double. Jacob Culberson had a solo home run.

Pope (10-5, 10-2 Region 7AAAAA) will play at Cambridge today.

Allatoona 14, Paulding County 1 (5 inn.): The Buccaneers scored 11 runs in the third inning to put the Region 5AAAAA game out of reach.

Allatoona (13-5, 8-4) had eight hits in the inning, highlighted by a pair of two-run doubles from Bradley Lewis and T.J. Watson.

Clarke Schmidt and Spencer

Sherer were both 3-for-3 for the night, and James Leggett was 2-for-2.

Watson went four innings to get his third win on the year. He gave up one hit and struck out four.

Allatoona will play at Lithia Springs on Monday.

Campbell 6, Pebblebrook 1: The Spartans collected their first win of the season with their Region 4AAAAAA home victory.

Campbell, which totaled 10 hits, scored all of its runs in the fifth inning, sending nine batters to the plate and drawing four hits, two walks and two errors.

Austin Green was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Campbell, while Dalton Isley was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Alex Jardine, who pitched a complete-game one-hitter, allowed one unearned run in the first inning. He struck out six and walked two and gave up his lone hit in the seventh inning.

Campbell will travel to Whitefield Academy on Wednesday.


Pope 2, Sequoyah 0:
Colin Huber scored in the first minute of the game to lead the Greyhounds to a Region 7AAAAA victory.

Josh Ziskend assisted on Huber’s goal.

Zach McCown added Pope’s second goal, which was assisted by Juanes Leon.

Sean Hatcher had five saves to earn the shutout for Pope (6-5-1, 6-2), which will host Creekview on April 16.


Harrison 1, Centennial 0 (OT):
The Lady Hoyas didn’t score until the final minutes of the second overtime in their non-region win.

Audrey Tanner scored the goal on assists by Haley Jones and Savannah Vanderbeck. Jones passed the ball to Vanderbeck, who fed the ball into the penalty box for Tanner to finish.

Harrison had 15 shots on goal but couldn’t get one to go through until Tanner delivered. Meanwhile, the Lady Hoyas held Centennial to just one shot.

Harrison (12-1) will play a non-region game at Parkview on April 13.


Kennesaw Mountain 3, Campbell 0:
The Lady Mustangs didn’t drop a game as they beat the Lady Spartans in the opening round of the Region 4AAAAAA tournament and clinched a state playoff berth.

Samantha Armas and Nicole Croxton each won 6-0, 6-0 in singles play, as did the doubles team of Mallie McNeel and Samntha Maddin.

Kennesaw Mountain (16-3) advanced to a semifinal-round match April 16.


Etowah 9, Walton 8:
Trailing by one, the Raiders were a man down, but they still were able to get a shot off as time expired.

Etowah scored the game-winning goal with 5:19 left to play.

Ryan Jones had three goals to lead Walton (6-5, 2-2 Area 2AAAAAA). Michael Gernatt added two goals and Kip Jones added a goal and an assist. Also scoring were Dylan Boast and Luke Holley.

Jacob Hornberger had six saves in goal for Walton, which will play at North Cobb on April 15.

Whitefield Academy 19, Darlington 1: Justin Brendel had four goals to lead the Wolfpack in the non-area game.

Alex Manning, Preston Blair and Chandler Reagan each finished with hat tricks.

Max Rieves had two assists and goalkeeper Matt Milburn had two saves.

Whitefield (9-2) will play McIntosh on Wednesday in an area game.


Walton 16, St. George Academy (Tenn.) 6:
Erin McBride had four goals to lead the Lady Raiders in the quarterfinal round of the Dogwood Classic hosted by Westminster.

Hunter Corbin and Maddie Weiss both had three goals, while Carly White and Annie Poling each had two. Hannah Ashmore and Bridget Seery each had a goal and an assist.

Emily James had 16 saves at goal for Walton (8-1-1), which will face Upper Arlington (Ohio) today in the semifinals.

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