Prep Roundup: Kennesaw Mountain nips Hillgrove
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In a game that was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, Kennesaw Mountain was able to escape with a 3-2 win over Hillgrove on Wednesday.

In the bottom of the sixth, consecutive walks drawn by Kennesaw Mountain’s Riley Gilliam and Alex Darwich brought home the first score of the game. Patrick Martin then followed with a single to bring home Zach Teem, who reached on a single.

After Hillgrove (8-6, 3-2 Region 4AAAAAA) tied it up in the top of the seventh, Kennesaw Mountain (12-5, 5-2) started the bottom half with singles from Reggie Pruitt and Michael Atkinson, with Atkinson’s hit moving Pruitt to third. After Tyler Stephenson was intentionally walked, Teem brought home the winning run with a walk-off single.

Chase Sloan went six innings, allowing just four hits, while Zach Chandler earned the win in the final inning.

Kennesaw Mountain will play at Hillgrove later today.

Allatoona 9, Woodland-Bartow 2: The Buccaneers led from the start, getting three runs in the first inning, and added to their undefeated start.

Brady Eeles and Drew Swanson each went 2-for-4

with two RBIs. From there, Allatoona’s offensive production was spread throughout its lineup.

Cooper Murphy (4-0) struck out eight over six innings, scattering seven hits.

Allatoona (11-0, 9-0 Region 5AAAAA) will travel to Rome today.

Marietta 8, South Cobb 0: Seven Blue Devil batters had multi-hit games in the shutout win.

Marcus Mitchell went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Mitchell Golden went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jordan Mathis, Myles Mitchell, David Scoggins, Joseph Mills and David New each went for two hits, while Mathis also stole a bag.

Myles Mitchell (2-0) started at the mound and went the distance, recording four strikeouts against three walks.

Marietta (5-9, 5-2) will play at South Cobb on Friday.

North Cobb 8, Campbell 3: Elijah Sepnieski led the way for the Warriors, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs.

That was followed by a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI from Chad McClanahan, and two RBIs from Tyler Martin. Andrew Eisworth also had a double on two hits, while Nolan Greckel went 2-for-3.

Austin Green hit a home run for Campbell.

Noah Hahlbohn (2-1) won on the mound, going five innings with two earned runs, two hits and three walks against three strikeouts.

North Cobb (9-5, 4-3) will host Campbell today.

Pope 12, Riverwood 2 (5 inn.): Harrison Siegal led the offensive production for the Greyhounds, scoring four times thanks to walking twice and reaching on an error, while also going 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI.

Braden Zarbnisky went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, while Patrick Wiseman had a two-run triple.

Stephen Skruck (2-1) went all five innings, allowing two runs and just one hit against four strikeouts.

Pope (8-7, 7-3) will host Northview today.


Allatoona 3, North Paulding 2 (PK):
Allatoona won on penalty kicks off the foot of Anna-Leise Wittenmeyer, who hit the final goal to win the game.

Hannah Ward and Willough Davis hit the other two kicks in penalty action, while Emily Jones saved two to help clinch the win.

Jones had nine saves in regulation against 12 shots on goal. Davis, McKenzie Anderson and Ash Das scored in regulation.

Allatoona (10-2-1, 9-0 Region 5AAAAA) will host Hillgrove today.


Whitefield 9, Starr’s Mill 5:
Justin Brendel led the Wolfpack with a hat trick and an assist in the Area 1A-AAAAA game.

Marcus Jones added two goals and two assists. Alex Manning, Sid Brendel, Jonathan Wood and David Blue also scored.

Whitefield (6-1, 3-0) led 4-2 at halftime, and held strong thanks to 16 saves by goalkeeper Ty McClemore.

The Wolfpack will play at Darlington on Monday.

Harrison 13, Mill Creek 6: Harrison led 8-3 at the half and held on thanks to nine saves from Mitchell Barnes.

Zach Danneman scored four goals, followed by three and an assist from Lucas Wittenberg. Alex Mowry and Connor Mills each scored two goals, while Artie Lewis and Brandon Galgon each scored once.

Harrison (10-0) will play at Centennial on Saturday.

Kell 17, Creekview 5: Brothers Alex and Devin Llerandi combined for nine goals as the Longhorns won the Area 2A-AAAAA game.

Alex Llerandi had five goals and two assists, while Devin Llerandi added four goals and three assists.

Noah Swift had four goals and an assist, Griffin Knor three goals and an assist, and Dylan Stanfill had three assists. Devon Hurley had two assists.

Luke Harris had 17 saves for Kell (5-7, 3-3) which will be off until April 8, when it travels to Sprayberry.


Kennesaw Mountain 14, Newnan 5:
Megan Dryer led the Lady Mustangs with six goals and one assist in the Area 1AAAAAA game.

Abbi Barnett added four goals for Kennesaw Mountain, which led 8-3 at halftime.

Monica Hicks recorded eight saves under the net for the Lady Mustangs (7-3, 5-0), who will host West Forsyth after spring break.


Mount Paran Christian 4, Fellowship Christian 1:
Sam Fulkerson won a tough match at No. 1 singles, prevailing 7-5, 5-7, 10-1.

Will Burton followed with a 6-1, 6-0 win, while Brent Foster and Adam Rothruck won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles. Ryan Sturz and Jared Knox won 8-1 in an eight-game pro set.

Mount Paran (7-1, 5-0 Area 4A) will play at Walker today.


Mount Paran Christian 3, Fellowship Christian 2:
Three singles players prevailed for the Lady Eagles.

Mary Katherine Lewis (6-0, 6-1), Madison Darling (6-0, 6-0) and Emily Blom (6-2, 6-4, 10-5) helped fuel the win.

Mount Paran (4-4, 2-3 Area 4A) will play at Walker today.

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Etowah 1: Samantha Armas (6-3, 6-2), Nicole Croxton (6-0, 6-1), and Ivy Evatt (6-1, 6-1) all won in singles competition.

Sophia Suri and Abby Seabaugh prevailed in a tough doubles match, winning 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

Kennesaw Mountain (14-2) will play today at Marietta.
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