Woody, 2-for-4 on the day with an RBI, scored the go-ahead run and pitched two innings of scoreless relief, and the Lady Mustangs beat Chapel Hill 7-6 in eight innings Saturday.
Placed on second in the top of the eighth, per the international tiebreaker rule, Woody advanced on Kayla Aarons’ sacrifice bunt and scored on Lexi Bates’ double.
From the circle as the third pitcher used by Kennesaw Mountain, Woody (4-0) struck out five and scattered three hits in her two innings.
Madi Lewis, the game’s starting pitcher, batted
2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Malea Bell had a double and two RBIs.
Kennesaw Mountain will return to action Friday, hosting a portion of Allatoona’s Buccaneer Bash. The Lady Mustangs will play Mount Pisgah Christian and Ridgeland on the opening day.
Harrison 11, South Paulding 0 (5 inn.): A five-run first inning set the tone as the Lady Hoyas cruised to a win in the Cherokee Leadoff Classic at River Ridge High School.
Lindley Bruce was
3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Harrison (7-1), while Sierra Maddox was 2-for-2 with a homer, walk and two RBIs. Emily Katchel and Mikenzie Vaughn were each 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Bridgette Flaherty (2-1) went four innings, striking out four and scattering a hit and three walks for Harrison, which will travel to Kell on Wednesday.
Pope finishes second at Sequoyah Classic: The Lady Greyhounds won six straight matches to reach the gold bracket final, but they came up short in a 25-14, 25-7 loss to South Forsyth in the championship.
After beating Alpharetta and Appalachee on Friday, Pope (6-1) beat Cherokee (25-15, 25-19), East Coweta (25-23, 25-17), Etowah (25-22, 25-21) and Roswell (21-25, 25-21, 15-9).
Sydney Darden led the way with 50 kills, 24 digs, and 12 aces. Morgan Dees finished the tournament with 121 assists, 17 digs and 10 aces, while Celine Das had 27 kills, 47 digs and 10 aces. Kristen Phillips added 45 kills, seven aces and 14 digs, and Molly Angle chipped in with 25 digs.
North Cobb finishes weekend at .500: The Lady Warriors split their matches in a state quarterfinalist play date at Wesleyan.
After beating Johns Creek 25-23, 27-25, North Cobb lost consecutive matches to Woodward Academy (25-21, 25-18) and Blessed Trinity (25-27, 25-19, 15-9), then salvaged the day with a 25-21, 25-18 win over Wesleyan.
Savanna Gonzales totaled 36 kills in her four matches, while Kaitlyn Woodruff had 18 and Taylor Parrish finished with 81 assists and Christina Matacotta seven aces.
Tate Pember had 73 digs for North Cobb (5-2), which will travel to Walton on Tuesday in a best-of-five match.
Kell settles for consolation title: After going 1-2 in pool play, the Lady Longhorns split matches in the gold bracket to win the consolation match of the Sequoyah Classic.
After losses to Dunwoody and Lassiter on Friday, Kell began Saturday’s play with a grueling 25-21, 25-27, 16-14 win over Lambert. After losing their first bracket match to Roswell (25-10, 25-17), the Lady Longhorns closed out with a 27-25, 25-23 win over Hillgrove.
Ashley Jones was Kell’s offensive catalyst all weekend long, totaling 53 kills, to go with five aces and 31 digs.
Brittany Stocus had the next-highest kill total with 12, while Julie Edwards had nine kills and 35 digs. Joanna Tiller had 69 assists and six aces.
Defensively, Eliana Tiller’s 25 digs and Amalie Alvarez’s 23 helped Kell (5-6), which will travel to Roswell on Tuesday for a tri-match with Chattahoochee.