Prep Roundup: Hillgrove rallies in late innings to beat Carrollton
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After falling behind 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning, Hillgrove began its comeback, on the way to a 4-3 win over Carrollton on Tuesday.

Jacob Farmer drew a bases-loaded walk to score Jon Devine with the game-tying run in the bottom of the sixth.

Then, in the seventh, Alex Nuovo reached on an error to get Hillgrove started again. After a Devine single, Nuovo was replaced for pinch-runner Devin Bilardello, who advanced to third on a wild pitch. Bilardello then scored the walk-off run on Carter Landreth’s single.

Devine, Garland and Landreth each had two hits on the day.

Cade Douglas (1-0) struck out two in an inning of scoreless relief for Hillgrove (3-2), which will travel to Hoover (Ala.) on Saturday for a doubleheader that also includes Mountain Brook (Ala.).

Mount Paran Christian 5, St. Francis 1: Jake Palomaki threw his first career no-hitter as the Eagles won the Region 6A game.

Palomaki (2-0) struck out five and walked three, which contributed to the run, which St. Francis scored on a groundout.

Palomaki also helped his cause at the plate, where he was 2-for-3 with a double. Reed Massey, Matt Norton and Jake Landen also had hits, with Massey’s coming in the form of a two-run double.

Mount Paran (5-0, 2-0) will host Mount Pisgah Christian today.

South Cobb 7, Hiram 3: South Cobb belted out 11 hits and scored at least one run in each of the first five innings to earn the non-region home win.

Hiram took a 2-0 first inning lead, but the Eagles (4-2) tied the contest during their at-bat. South Cobb added a run in the second, two more in the third and a run in the fourth and fifth innings.

Marion Hines was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Thomas Leffew had two RBIs, while Alex Rodriguez and Jamal Combest each had an RBI. Malik Bell was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Jose Bustamonte scored twice and had an RBI.

Tyler Minkkinen (1-0), was 2-for-3 with a double and gave up two earned runs on three hits and struck out six in five innings to get the win.

South Cobb hosts Douglas County today.

McEachern 6, East Paulding 2: The Indians scored six straight runs after East Paulding took a two-run lead in the top of the fourth inning.

McEachern answered in the bottom half with an RBI single by Brent Alford and Chase Sudduth scored Jamal Turner on a fielder’s choice.

The Indians took a three-run lead in the fifth inning on Trey Harris’ three-run home run. Harris finished with a double and home run.

T.J. Clark threw five innings to get the win. He gave up six hits and had two strikeouts. B. Smith pitched two innings in relief and had five strikeouts.

McEachern (4-2-1) will play at Collins Hill today.

Lambert 11, North Cobb 3: The visiting Longhorns accumulated 13 hits against North Cobb and scored five runs in the first inning to set the tone in the non-region game.

The Warriors scored two in the first and one in the third to trim it to 5-3 before Lambert added three runs in the fifth and seventh frames.

Lambert held North Cobb to five hits.

Chad McClanahan and Trey Kirklin had RBI hits in the first inning. Dustin Morrow scored North Cobb’s third run on a Lambert throwing error.

North Cobb (3-1) will play at Lovett today.

Kennesaw Mountain 12, Paulding County 5: The Mustangs scored six runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth by putting a string of hits together and pulled away from Paulding County in a non-region game.

Zach Teen was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Patrick Martin was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Cole Buffington was 1-for-3 with a clutch RBI single in the fourth inning.

Matt Cole pitched four innings and had two hits and an unearned run. Hampton Clark pitched 2 2/3 innings to finish the game and gave up two hits and had three strikeouts.

Kennesaw Mountain will play at Etowah today.

North Springs 10, Kell 9: The Longhorns scored four seventh-inning runs in their Region 7AAAAA opener but ended up coming up a run short.

The Spartans jumped to a 5-0 lead after two, making it tough for the Longhorns to rally.

Kell finished with 17 hits with 12 coming after the fourth inning. Kell swung the ball well early in the game, but couldn’t find the gaps.

Brady Smith had three hits for Kell (2-4, 0-1) with two RBIs and Rocky Brown was 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

Kell will play at Forsyth Central today.


Lassiter 2, Cherokee 1:
Tied 1-all at halftime, the Trojans prevailed on Andrew Macuga’s goal with about 20 minutes left.

Macuga scored off a pass from Jeremy Gwaltney, adding to a first-half goal from Jumar Oakley.

Bailey Talley manned the goal for Lassiter (5-3, 1-0 Region 5AAAAAA), which will be off until traveling to St. Pius X on Tuesday.

Pope 5, North Springs 0: Carlos Quintana scored 30 seconds in to the Region 7AAAAA road game, setting the tone for the Greyhounds.

It was the first of two goals for Quintana. Tai Livnat, Jordan Leiberbaum and Ian VanBuskirk also scored, with VanBuskirk adding two assists.

Travis Parker made two saves for Pope (5-2, 2-0), which will host Riverwood on Friday.

Harrison 2, East Coweta 1: Harrison rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to pick up the non-region road win.

Andrew Deltac scored the game-tying goal off a penalty kick in the 59th minute, and Logan Blockridges assisted on Kennet Fosuhene’s game-tying goal a minute later as the defense held on the rest of the way.

Zach DeFranks had eight saves for Harrison, which is at Campbell on Friday.

Allatoona 4, South Paulding 0: Allatoona recorded its fourth consecutive shutout in picking up the Region 5AAAAA road win.

Nick Emanuelo and Camden Bay each had a goal and an assist. Darnell Oliver and Gavin McCook each scored a goal and Brian Sherman had one assist.

Marcos Castillo had two saves for the Buccaneers (4-0, 2-0), who host Hiram on Friday.

Mount Paran Christian 6, Whitefield Academy 0: Mount Paran blanked Whitefield for its fourth straight shutout.

Led by defenders Kobi Palumaki, Stephen Craig, Joe Diambola and Brett Reel, the Eagles improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Area 7A with the victory.

Chance Hogan had eight saves for Mount Paran which is at Excel Christian on Tuesday.

Hillgrove 1, Kennesaw Mountain 0: Andrew Gaughan scored the Hillgrove goal needed to preserve the shutout in a Region 4AAAAAA game.

The goal occurred 20 minutes into the second half with Chielo Baezue providing the assist.

Hillgrove (3-2, 1-0) will host Pebblebrook on Friday.

Walton 2, Centennial 0: Charlie Williams scored on a penalty kick and Eddie Tierney accounted for the other goal in Walton’s shutout over Centennial in a non-region game.

Kwan Mo Ku assisted Tierney’s goal.

Michael Juric had four saves in goal in the first half and Jeffrey Lu played the second half and had five saves.

Walton (8-0) will host Cherokee on Friday night.

Campbell 5, Marietta 0: Jarren Nixon scored twice for the Spartans in a Region 4AAAAAA game at home.

Salvador Reyes and Alejandro Hernandez both had a goal and an assist and Novens Duvra added a goal.

Monico Hernandez had three assists in helping Campbell take a 3-0 halftime lead.

Arturo Lopez recorded the shutout in goal and had five saves.

Campbell (4-0, 1-0) will host Harrison on Friday.


Kell 3, Sprayberry 1:
The Lady Longhorns came back from a halftime deficit to win the Region 7AAAAA road game.

After Sprayberry took the initial lead, Tracey Webster tied it for Kell (2-2-1, 1-1) on a penalty kick 15 minutes into the second half. Courtney Hendrickson went on to add the go-ahead goal about 10 minutes later, before capping the scoring off with an insurance goal.

Abby Mangum and Ansley Hames had assists, while Savannah Corr made three saves for Kell, which will host Creekview on Friday.

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Hillgrove 1: Kennesaw Mountain extended its 2-1 halftime lead and won the Region 4AAAAAA road game.

The victory was the first of the season for the Lady Mustangs (1-3, 1-0), who were led by Olivia Guajardo’s two goals. Vannah Moreland and Tayler Hartrampf each had one goal. Alli Culler had two assists and Maddy Giroir and Cheyenne Golden each had one assist.

Meredith Bailey had four saves for Kennesaw Mountain, which is at Marietta on Thursday.

Pope 5, North Springs 0: Pope remained unbeaten with the Region 7AAAAA home win.

Kathryn Schreck and Belle Geiger each had a goal and an assist for the Lady Greyhounds (4-0-1, 2-0), who led 3-0 at halftime.

Goodwin Brown and Alexa Moore each had one goal, while Taylor Meneide and Amanda Horton each had one assist.

Blair Shortland didn’t face a shot in the first half, and Natalia Icen collected one in the second half.

Pope will host Riverwood on Friday.

Allatoona 2, Whitewater 2: Allatoona rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to tie last year’s Class AAAAA state runner-up on the road.

Willough Davis assisted Sammi Jacob on a second-half goal that tied the contest at 1-all. After Whitewater took a 2-1 advantage, Davis scored the game-tying goal on a penalty kick with 50 seconds remaining in the game.

Emily Jones had nine saves for Allatoona (3-1-1), which will host South Paulding on Thursday.

Lassiter 5, Cherokee 1: Brittany Rooker scored two goals to lead Lassiter to a Region 5AAAAAA win over Cherokee. Also scoring were Marriam Elfakahamy, Caitlyn Sterling, and Margo Richardson.

Lassiter took charge in the first half and was ahead 4-0 at the break.

Shannon DeSantis had five saves at goal for the Lady Trojans.

Lassiter will play at Kennesaw Mountain on March 11.

Walton 3, Centennial 1: Leigh Purinton had two goals for the Lady Raiders and Mary Leigh Amerein had the third goal to lift Walton to a non-region win.

Sara Hardin and Erica Langhorn both had assists on the night.

Peyton Ryan had five saves in goal for Walton (3-2-1).

The Lady Raiders will host Cherokee on Friday in a Region 5AAAAAA game.


Walton 12, Peachtree Ridge 11:
Michael Gernatt and Jack Whittaker each had three goals as the Raiders held on for the non-area victory.

Ryan Jones and Dylan Boast each added two goals, while Josh Peretz and Justin Peterman had one apiece. Gernatt also had two assists.

Jake Hornberger made six saves for Walton (4-1), which will travel to Wheeler on Friday for its first Area 2AAAAAA game.


Lassiter 24, Woodstock 4:
Up 15-2 at halftime, the Lady Trojans never let up in the Area 2AAAAAA game.

Mary Carter Putman led the way with six goals, while Cydney Tutchton had five. Alyssa Gattis, Alex Fusco, Heather Silbaugh and Alana Abbott all had two goals apiece, with Gattis contributing three assists and Fusco two.

Cara Anderson made four saves for Lassiter (3-0, 3-0), which will host Wheeler on Monday.

Harrison 20, Pebblebrook 0: Katie Define, Madison Williams and Lindsay Lavilla each compiled a hat trick for the Lady Hoyas. Emma Chorney was the other multiple-goal scorer.

Harrison (3-3) built a 14-0 halftime lead on the Lady Falcons’ first-year program.

The Lady Hoyas will host Kell on Thursday.

Kell 14, Mill Creek 10: Leslie Ferguson had six goals to lead the Lady Longhorns in their non-area game, while Izzy Palermo had three goals.

Haley Swift, Jennifer Buckley, Talen Francis, Hannah Nemeck and Jessica Armstrong all scored a goal each.

Britta Baugham had 10 saves at goal.

Kell (3-0) will play at Harrison at Thursday.


Walton 3, Roswell 2:
Kevin Zhang won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles, giving the Raiders their clinching point in the Region 5AAAAAA match.

Walton (5-0, 3-0) also prevailed in doubles play. Crews Enochs and Raymond Zhang won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1, while Jonathan He and Lieb Sauermann won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2.

Walton will host Etowah on Thursday.

Pope 5, Riverwood 0: The Greyhounds swept the Region 7AAAAA match, getting the last point as darkness set in.

That left Michael Busby to play a pro set at No. 3 singles, which he won 8-2.

Austin Bates and Dom Allan won in straight set, as did the No. 1 doubles team of Ryan Heins and Mark Fischer, and the No. 2 team of Mark Gelernter and Harrison Watkins.

Pope (5-0, 3-0) will host Creekview on Thursday.

Kennesaw Mountain 5, South Cobb 0: Kennesaw Mountain didn’t lose a set in picking up the Region 4AAAAAA victory.

David Oyola and Vangeli Katsoudas blanked their opponents at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Omkar Mayur gave up one game at No. 3 singles as did the duo of Ryan Deatrick and Spencer Wood at No. 1 doubles. Justin Saunders and Alex Blinkhorn won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Kennesaw Mountain (2-2, 1-1) hosts Harrison on Thursday.

Mount Paran Christian 3, Whitefield Academy 2: Mount Paran won its Area 4A opener when Adam Rothrock and Ryan Sturz won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles for the deciding point.

Brent Foster and Will Burton won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles for the Eagles (1-1, 1-0). Patrick Weindorfer won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles for the third point.

Justin Samples led Whitefield with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and Bennett Shilling won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3.

Marietta 5, Pebblebrook 0: The Blue Devils gave up one game combined in their sweep of Pebblebrook in a Region 4AAAAAA game.

Zachary Garrison, Davie Ho, Marcos Brito were all perfect at singles, as was Matt Efromov and Matt Trinh at No. 1 doubles. Charlie Trippe and Neal Majors won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Marietta (3-0, 2-0) will host Campbell on Thursday.

Allatoona 4, South Paulding 1: The Buccaneers won four of five matches to stay undefeated in Region 5AAAAA.

Austin Spiers 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Zack Gibson was 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 3. Justin Cumbie and Keenan Shaw won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles and Kyle Geiss and Josh Cumbie won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2.

Allatoona (4-3, 4-0) will host Hillgrove on Thursday in a non-region match.


Whitefield Academy 3, Mount Paran Christian 2:
A doubles sweep keyed the Lady Wolfpack’s Area 4A victory.

Caroline Holliday and Megan Schwartzkopf won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1, with Megan Smith and Brooke Render winning 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2.

Annie Sickling also won, by a 6-1, 6-3 margin at No. 3 singles.

Mary Katherine Lewis (6-0, 6-3) and Madison Darling (6-3, 6-2) won for Mount Paran.

Riverwood 4, Pope 1: Nisha Detchprohm provided the Lady Greyhounds with their lone win in the Region 7AAAAA match.

Detchprohm won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.

Meghan Matsumoto and Lindsay Roberts won a set at No. 1 doubles, but they couldn’t finish out the match.

Allatoona 5, South Paulding 0: The Lady Buccaneers remained perfect in Region 5AAAAA with the win.

Kennedy Craig, Allison Whitley and Haley Proctor all prevailed 6-0, 6-0 at singles.

The two doubles teams — Lauren Lees and Marysia Lerosa at No. 1 and Erin Neves and Corrie Williams at No. 2 — won by identical 6-1, 6-2.

Allatoona (8-1, 4-0) will play at Hillgrove in a non-region match.

Harrison 4, Walker 1: Harrison dominated at No. 1 and No. 2 against the reigning Class A private-school state champs with Alexis Morris winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 and Meredith Frost winning 6-1, 6-0.

Renee Zalar also won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and Jaclyn Black and Liz Powers 7-6 (5), 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Walker’s lone point came at No. 2 doubles, with Caroline Kumeta and Holly Harkins winning 6-4, 6-0.

Harrison (2-2) will host Kennesaw Mountain in a Region 4AAAAAA match Thursday.

Kennesaw Mountain 5, South Cobb 0: Both Sophia Suri and Chika Okonkwo won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Lady Mustangs in their one-sided Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Katie Manroe and Ivy Evatt also prevailed 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles.

Other Kennesaw Mountain wins were Mallie McNeel (6-0, 6-2) at No. 3 singles and Abby Seabaugh and Samantha Madden (6-1, 6-0) at No. 2 doubles.

Kennesaw Mountain will play at Harrison on Thursday.

Hillgrove 5, Campbell 0: Hillgrove won four of five matches 6-0, 6-0 to get the Region 4AAAAAA win.

Jessica Cantrell, Sarah Simm and Mattie Wood didn’t give up a game in their singles wins, and neither did Hannah Creech and Emily Duebel at No. 1 doubles. Caroline Beldon and Jordan Krueger won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2.

The Lady Hawks (3-2, 2-0) will play Allatoona at home Thursday.

Marietta 3, Pebblebrook 2: Claire Bennett won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, while Morgan Haycraft and Nicole Hartley won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Sydney Fairman and Christi Smith won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.

For the Lady Falcons, Ella Wade won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Cheyenne Dioh won 7-5, 3-6 and 15-14 in a 10-point super tiebreaker.

Marietta will host Campbell on Thursday.

Walton 5, Roswell 0: Walton swept Roswell in a Region 5AAAAAA match, highlighted by Bella Kuse’s 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win.

Other Lady Raider victories included Suzanne Zenoni’s 6-0, 6-0 wun. Johanna Keeline won 6-2, 6-4. Katie Riley and Jessica Cramer won 6-2, 6-1. Emily and Grace Gaskins won 6-0, 6-0.

Walton will play at Etowah on Thursday.
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