Prep Roundup: Allatoona on cusp of region title
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Allatoona set itself up for a shot at the Region 5AAAAA championship, beating Rome 4-1 on Saturday.

Still unbeaten within state lines, the Buccaneers (20-1, 15-0) can clinch no worse than a share of the title with a win Monday at East Paulding.

After allowing Rome a run in the top of the first, Allatoona responded with a run in the bottom half, then added additional runs in the second, third and sixth innings.

Brandon Rainey went 3-for-3, while Justin Evans and Pete Derkay were each 2-for-4. Evans also had an RBI.

Cooper Murphy (7-0) pitched a complete game, striking out six and walking none. He allowed five hits, and the lone run was unearned.

Mount Paran Christian 12, Fellowship Christian 1 (5 inn.): A 10-run third inning was the difference as the Eagles dominated the Region 6A game.

Taylor Trammell and Isaac Phillips each homered in the third, with Trammell driving in three on the shot.

Trammell was 2-for-3 on the day, while Jake Palomaki had two RBIs and Graham True went 2-for-3.

Andrew Maxwell (6-0) pitched an abbreviated complete game, striking out four for Mount Paran (17-3, 14-0), which will travel to St. Francis on Monday.

Kell 6, Osborne 3 (8 inn.): Kell sent seven batters to the plate in the eighth inning and scored three runs to earn the Region 7AAAAA road win.

The Longhorns (9-11, 7-9) took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but Osborne sent it to extra innings.

Austin Guelzo, Adam Pedraza and Jared Donald each had an RBI in the eighth, and Brandon Pellegrini (1-0), who gave up one earned run off four hits and struck out two in five innings, won the game in relief of Marshall Sturdivant.

Andrew Mitchell batted 2-for-2 with a, RBI for Kell, which had 10 hits. Justin Russell was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases.

Kell will host Creekview on Monday.

Pope 10, North Springs 2: Pope scored four runs in the first and sixth innings, en route to claiming the Region 7AAAAA home win.

Nathan Shiflett batted 2-for-2 with an RBI and two walks, while Patrick Wiseman had a two-run single. Josh Lowe added a two-run double, and Harrison Siegal also had a RBI.

Stephen Skruck (3-2) allowed two unearned runs on five hits and struck out six over six innings to pick up the victory for the Greyhounds (10-10, 9-6), who produced 10 hits.

Pope is at Forsyth Central on Monday.

BOYS SOCCER

Campbell 4, Hillgrove 0:
The Spartans’ win cemented home-field advantage for at least the first round of the state playoffs.

Campbell (12-2, 6-2 Region 4AAAAAA) can finish no worse than second in the region, with Harrison in the driver’s seat for the title.

Monico Hernandez scored a pair of goals and assisted on a third. Jerren Nixon and Luis Lopez also scored, while Herb Saviallia had an assists.

Liam Grant and Arturo Lopez saved a combined four shots for Campbell, which will host Osborne on Monday.

BOYS GOLF

Walton wins invitational:
The Raiders swept the team and individual titles in the Wolverine Invitational at Woodstock’s Towne Lake Hills Golf Club.

Walton shot 296 as a team to best Marist (302) in the six-team event.

Meanwhile, John Yi shot a 1-under 71 to win medalist honors. Matt Flynn, Conner Edison and Nick Orrell-Jones each shot 75.

Walton will travel to Cobblestone Golf Course on Monday for the Cobb Challenge.
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