Prep Roundup: Landreth leads Hillgrove over Lassiter
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Carter Landreth had a pair of RBIs to lead Hillgrove to a 4-2 win over Lassiter on Friday.

Hillgrove (9-7) led 1-0 early, but Lassiter tied the contest in the third. The Hawks responded with two runs in the bottom half of the frame and added another in the fifth.

Tristan DeLozier had an RBI double in the third. Jacob Farmer scored an RBI single in the fifth.

John Melson and Randal Heller each had an RBI single for the Trojans. Nick Suter batted 2-for-2.

Chandler Joyner (3-0) allowed one unearned run on three hits and struck out five over six innings to get the victory. Brad Weeks collected his first save after giving up an earned run on three hits in the seventh.

Hillgrove will face McEachern twice today, hosting the Indians at 1 p.m. and making the short trip to the Indians’ field at 6:30 p.m. today. Lassiter will be at Cartersville.

Walton 2, Marietta 0: Runs in the first and third innings were all the Raiders needed to win the non-region road game.

Walton (14-3) had five hits on the day, one each from Logan Barnette, Luke Manzo, Carter Kieboom, Henry Rowling and Chase Burks. Avery Roberts drove one run in on a bases-loaded walk, while Kyle Hess accounted for the other run on a passed ball.

Glenn Panter (1-0) struck out five and allowed two hits and a walk over four innings. Barnette pitched the final two innings, earning his second save of the season.

Walton will return to Region 5AAAAAA play Monday, traveling to Etowah.

Mount Paran Christian 4, Gordon Lee 0: Jake Palomaki struck out five in tossing a complete-game one-hitter, helping the Eagles maintain their spotless Region 6A record.

Mount Paran (14-3, 12-0) scored three runs in the first inning and one in the third.

Isaac Phillips was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Jack Rowan was 1-for-3 with a RBI. Matt Norton had two of the Eagles’ five hits, while Palomaki (3-0) also had a hit.

Mount Paran will travel to Wheeler today.

Etowah 5, Harrison 4: Harrison’s seventh-inning rally fell one run short, giving the Hoyas the non-region home loss.

Etowah led 5-0 entering the bottom of the seventh, when Harrison started its rally. Trailing 5-3 with runners at the corners and no outs, Andrew Patrick scored on a double play that cut the deficit to 5-4.

Tanner Weeks, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI, had a base hit, but a groundout ended the inning.

Eight batters came to the plate in the seventh inning for Harrison (11-4), which totaled six hits.

James Williams was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Andrew Burchell had a hit and an RBI.

Harrison will travel to North Cobb today.
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