Pinch-runner Chareef Allen stole second base and then advanced on two straight wild pitches to tie the contest. After a Jacob Farmer single, and Alex Garland was hit by a pitch, Jacob Bristol gave Hillgrove the lead with a two-run double.
Hillgrove’s Carter Landreth hit a two-run home run in the first inning, while South Cobb’s Marion Hines was the only multi-hit batter of the game, going 2-for-2 with a double.
Christian Pope earned the win on the mound, going 1 2/3 innings for Hillgrove (12-7, 6-3), which will visit South Cobb in the rematch today.
Allatoona 9, North Paulding 0: Senior pitcher Clarke Schmidt (6-1) struck out the last six batters of the contest and had 15 for the game against two hits and two walks.
Pete Derkay led the Buccaneers at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Kyle Jacobson had two RBIs on two hits, and Drew Swanson had an RBI on a single.
Allatoona (17-1, 12-0) will host a doubleheader against Lithia Springs on Friday.
Whitefield Academy 14, Mount Zion-Carroll 0 (5 inn.): Ryan Wesley and Nile Ball combined for a five-inning no-hitter, with Wesley striking out five and Ball four.
Luke Miltner brought home two runs on a single, while Ball had two RBIs of his own on one hit. Sam Fuller, at 2-for-2, was the only multi-hit player of the game.
Whitefield (9-7, 6-5) will play at St. Francis today.
Lassiter 8, Cherokee 4: Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Nick Esposito gave the Trojans the lead back with a two-run single.
That was followed shortly after by a two-run double from Brennan Dolan.
John Nelson was the lone multi-hit batter for the Trojans, going 2-for-2 at the plate.
Nate Dupree went 5 1/3 innings, while Taylor Buice earned the win in the final two frames.
Lassiter (7-13) will host Etowah on Monday.
Marietta 5, McEachern 3: Evan Steele pitched a complete game, recording 12 strikeouts against four hits and three earned runs.
David Scoggins led at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three singles and two RBIs, followed by two doubles and two RBIs from Marcus Mitchell and an RBI single from T.J. Bulock. Jordan Mathis scored three runs.
Marietta (7-11, 7-2) will host McEachern in the rematch today.
North Cobb Christian 15, St. Francis 7: Zach Cornell’s first-inning home run set the tone in the Region 6A game, as the Eagles went on to have 18 hits on the night.
Josh Schibi and Canon Robinson each had three hits, while Cornell, Robert Gnann, Chris Sander and Drew Willman had two apiece. Brothers Rabon, Ryan and Reily Martin had four hits among them, with Reily adding a pair of RBIs.
Though he allowed all seven runs over 3 2/3 innings, Lee Cunningham got the win. Ryan Martin recorded the save, scattering two hits and three walks over the final 3 1/3.
Dominion Christian 10, Greater Gwinnett Christian 5: Dominion scored three runs in the first and fourth innings and pounded out 11 hits in earning the home win.
Andrew Giles batted 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Knights (7-5), while Pate Cooney was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Luke Lewallen batted 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
C.J. Copeland (3-2) earned the win after allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out three in 4 1/3 innings.
Dominion Christian is at Mount de Sales today.
Marietta 7, McEachern 0: Kenney Folse and Ashton Adams both had hat tricks for the Lady Blue Devils, while Ivy Shannon scored a goal of her own to lead the region victory.
Junior goalkeeper Henley Tullos made her first appearance of the year, finishing with a shutout victory with three saves.
North Cobb 16, Campbell 7: Clinging to a 6-5 halftime lead, the Lady Warriors pulled away for a non-area win in Smyrna.
Taylor Johnson had nine goals for North Cobb, while Morgan Hutcherson added four.
Peyton Reid and Jordan Chandler combined to make nine saves for North Cobb (2-9), which will host Area 2AAAAAA rival Walton on Friday.
Walton 128, Harrison 157: The Lady Raiders prospered on their home course, giving the Lady Hoyas their first loss of the season.
Abbey Williams led Walton (5-1-1) with a 38 at Indian Hills Country Club. She was complemented by 45s from Meredith Singer, Autumn Cole and Christina Dinatale.
Walton will be back in action today, facing Etowah at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club.