Prep Roundup: Mustangs make most of minor-league field
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Kennesaw Mountain hit two inside-the-park home runs and went on to beat Northview 8-0 on Saturday in a game at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves.

Reggie Pruitt accounted for the first inside-the-parker in the third inning. He found a gap in left-center field where Northview was playing shallow, and Pruitt used his speed to round the bases.

Three runs scored, and the Mustangs went on to score five in the third inning to break the game open.

Matt Cole accounted for the second inside-the-park homer, catching Northview playing up and managing to hit the ball past the fielders.

Tyler Stephenson added a triple for Kennesaw Mountain (5-2). Zach Teem went 2-for-2.

Chase Slone threw the first four innings and had six strikeouts. Tyler Marshall and Zach Goodman finished the game in relief.

BOYS LACROSSE

Walton 6, Lambert 5 (OT):
Michael Gernatt sprinted from behind the goal and finished off a shot with 1:52 remaining in overtime to beat Lambert at Raider Valley.

The game went back-and-forth between the teams in the second half after the Raiders led the entire first half. Lambert scored with 47 seconds left in regulation to tie it 5-all going into overtime.

Jack Whitaker and Ryan Jones led Walton (3-1) with two goals each. Cameron Wiley and Justin Peterman also scored a goal and Jake Hornberger compiled 11 saves at goal.

Harrison 10, Westminster 7: Down 6-5 in the third quarter, the Hoyas scored twice in a 16-second span and took a lead they never relinquished.

Eight players scored for the Hoyas (4-0), led by two goals apiece from Zach Danneman and Alex Mowry. Seth Cowan had a goal and two assists, while Lucas Wittenberg had a goal and an assist.

Artie Lewis, Erik Holst, Brandon Galgon and Luke Hatfield also scored.

Mitchell Barnes made 11 saves for Harrison (4-0), which will host Pebblebrook on Tuesday.

BOYS TENNIS

Kennesaw Mountain 3, Lassiter 2:
Kennesaw Mountain’s Mikey Deatrick beat Lassiter’s Max Frazier 6-0, 6-3 for the clinching point.

Matthew Osajima won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for the Mustangs, and Justin Thomas won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3.

Lassiter took both doubles matches, with Ryan Matzkow and Curt Frazier winning 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 and Jeremy Kessler and Zach Russell prevailing 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2.

GIRLS TENNIS

Kell wins twice in invitational:
The Lady Longhorns picked up a pair of 3-2 wins in the Kennesaw Mountain Invitational, beating Lassiter and Hillgrove.

Against Lassiter, it came down to No. 2 doubles, where Claudia Casanova and Jada Robinson won 7-6 (1), 6-2.

Kell (6-1) had to battle for its other two wins, with Kysia Katsoudas rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 11-9 win at No. 1 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Shelby Nyberg and Dani Carroll rallying for a 6-7 (7), 6-2, 10-7 win.

Against Hillgrove, Kell swept the singles matches, with Samantha Dearing, Katie Tarbell and Katsoudas each allowing just three games to their opponents.

Kell, which finished second in the invitational, will host North Springs on Monday.

Allatoona wins consolation draw at tournament: After losing its opening-round match of the Peachtree City Classic to Lambert, Allatoona stormed back to win three straight consolation matches over East Coweta, Berkmar and, finally, Eagle’s Landing 5-0 in the consolation championship.

Haley Proctor was the only winner in Allatoona’s loss to Lambert on Friday and was unceaten for the tournament. Lindsey Stowell won three of four matches at No. 3 single.

Melanie Whitley and Lauren Lees were also three-time winners at No. 1 doubles, and Erin Neves and Corrie Williams won three of four matches at No. 2.

Allison Whitley faced the toughest competition at No. 1 singles, going 2-2 overall.

Kennesaw Mountain 3, Lassiter 2: Ivy Evatt won in dramatic fashion at No. 2 singles, winning 6-7 (2), 6-0 and 15-13 in the 10-point super tiebreaker over Lassiter’s Natalie Eldridge.

Evatt took a 6-0 lead in the super-tiebreaker before Eldridge rallied. Both players had a couple of match point opportunities before Evatt finally converted.

Kennesaw Mountain’s Katie Manroe and Mallie McNeel won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles for the deciding point in the non-region match. Abby Seabaugh and Samantha Maddin won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Lassiter’s Rachel Sumner won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Tanna Coley won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.

BOYS GOLF

Kell does well at Johnny Paulk Invitational:
The Longhorns shot 324 as part of a 30-team at the Jekyll Island tournament.

Matthew Hines shot a 78 to lead the team. His younger brother, Ryan Hines, finished with a 79, P.J. Varner carded an 80 and Mark DeCoster shot 87.

BOYS SOCCER

Late Friday

Campbell 10, Lovett 0:
Six players scored as the Spartans dominated the non-region game.

Monico Hernandez led the charge, scoring four goals and assisting on another. Herb Sevilla added two goals and two assists, while Jerren Nixon had a goal and an assist.

Danny Salgado, Morgen Andrej Richards and Salvador Reyes also scored.

Liam Grant saved five shots to record the shutout for Campbell (3-0), which will host Marietta on Tuesday.
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