Prep Roundup: Pope’s Barnhill strikes out 20 in 7-inning game
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Kelly Barnhill set a school record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game, fanning 20 Thursday in Pope’s Region 5AAAAAA win at Wheeler.

Barnhill (8-2) gave up one hit and hit a batter in the complete-game performance. Her third strikeout in the first inning was the 1,000th of her career.

Barnhill, who was 2-for-4 with three RBIs from the plate, also hit two home runs in the contest, giving her five for the season. She hit a two-run shot in the second and a solo homer in the fourth, giving her three home runs in consecutive games.

Devyn Smith was 2-for-3 with a double and a two-run homer in the seventh for Pope (10-4, 4-0), which had 16 hits. Quentin Staton was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Lauren Palace batted 2-for-2 with a run and two stolen bases. Megan Metzinger went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Tamaya Turner had two hits.

Pope hosts Woodstock Tuesday, while Wheeler hosts North Cobb Christian Saturday.

Harrison 8, Marietta 0 (5 inn.): Emily Kachel and Pierce Fox combined on a no-hitter as the Lady Hoyas won the Region 4AAAAAA home game.

Kachel (8-1) struck out eight and didn’t allow a walk in four innings. Fox threw the fifth.

Daryn Taylor was 1-for-1 with two RBIs for Harrison (14-2, 5-1), which had 10 hits and scored four in the third and three in the fifth.

Brooke Taylor went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored, while Summer Swanson had two hits, two stolen bases and scored twice. Abby Broome finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Naila Meese batted 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Harrison is at Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday, while Marietta will host North Paulding on Monday.

North Cobb 5, McEachern 3: North Cobb scored twice in the fifth to break a 3-all tie and held on for the Region 4AAAAAA road win.

Bryanna Vazquez went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Lady Warriors (13-3, 6-1). Casey Page had a hit and scored twice, while Taylor Krause batted 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs and a run scored.

Olivia Mould (8-2), who allowed three runs — one earned — on seven hits and struck out three in seven innings, also had a two-run double in the fifth.

Khayla Green had a two-run triple for McEachen.

North Cobb is at Hillgrove on Tuesday, while McEachern will host South Cobb today.

Hillgrove 4, North Paulding 2: Ashley Allen, Abby Evans and Mo Bastion each had RBIs for Hillgrove, which won the Region 4AAAAAA home game.

Taylor DeCelles and Savannah Stewart each had two hits for the Lady Hawks (11-2, 5-2). DeCelles also scored a run.

Evans (8-1), allowed two runs — one earned — on two hits and struck out seven in a complete-game win.

Hillgrove will play Woodland-Bartow and Lassiter in a split doubleheader at Woodland on Saturday.

Kell 11, Riverwood 1 (6 inn.): Kell exploded for 10 runs in the top of sixth in the Region 7AAAAA road game.

The Lady Longhorns (9-4, 5-2), who had 12 hits, led 1-0 through five innings. Kell then produced 10 runs in the sixth, sending 13 batters to the plate and totaling eight hits, one error, a walk and a hit batsman. It plated nine of the 10 runs with two outs.

Lanie Angel (9-4) gave up one earned run on four hits and struck out eight.

Addie Scott was 2-for-4 with a double, and Abby Glass batted 2-for-4 with a double and three-run home run in the sixth. Jill Torres had a solo homer in the sixth.

Taylor Colclasure batted 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs and Sierra Shipley had two hits. Four other Lady Longhorns each had RBIs.

Kell is at Forsyth Central on Monday.

Christian Heritage 6, Mount Paran Christian 2: The Lady Eagles fell into a 5-0 hole and couldn’t rally back in the Region 6A road game.

Mount Paran (4-5, 1-4) was held to two hits, one apiece from Cassie Lugar and Madeline Bonner, each of whom drove in runs. Lexi Bates and Kassie Spain each scored.


Pope sweeps north Fulton pair:
Traveling to Milton, the Lady Greyhounds beat the host Lady Eagles (25-23, 25-15) and Chattahoochee (25-23, 25-16).

Kristen Phillips finished the night with 20 kills, while Morgan Dees had 27 assists. Pope (10-9) had nine aces as a team, led by Megan Smith’s three.

Defensively, Molly Angle’s 13 digs led the way, followed by Samantha Walters’ 11 and Dees’ 10. Smith also had 4½ blocks, with Phillips totaling 2½ and Dees one.

Pope (10-9) will travel to Huntsville, Ala., this weekend for the Ironman Tournament, which begins Friday.

Walker cruises on road trip: Facing a pair of Class AAAAAA teams in Gwinnett County, the Lady Wolverines beat Archer (25-12, 25-20) and Collins Hill (25-16, 25-17).

Sasha Fazylov led Walker (11-6) with 15 kills, while Brooke Warner had 11 kills, 16 digs and five aces.

Erin Leavell and Haley Timbrook combined for 32 assists, while Holland Martin had 15 digs and seven aces.

Walker will compete Saturday in a tournament at Pace Academy, opening with pool-play matches against Our Lady of Mercy and Mount Pisgah Christian.

Mount Paran sweeps tri-match: The Lady Eagles didn’t drop a set in beating Mount Vernon Presbyterian (25-23, 25-13) and Cartersville (25-14, 25-12).

Sarah Ramstack led Mount Paran (22-7) with 13 kills, while also adding 12 digs. Ashlyn Hutchinson had nine kills and 11 digs, with Caroline Cook totaling eight kills, five blocks and four aces.

Jillian Tucker had 39 assists on the night, with Abby Darling adding 19 digs and five aces.

Mount Paran will host another tri-match Tuesday, with Christian Heritage and King’s Ridge Christian visiting.

Allatoona wins sweep: Allatoona beat Hillgrove (25-23, 26-24) and Wheeler (25-20, 26-24) in a non-area tri-match at home.

Meara Simmons had four aces and 39 assists. Jenna Usry contributed 19 strikes and Jaslynn Gwyn had eight blocks. Katie Dory collected 21 digs.

Allatoona will travel to Villa Rica on Tuesday for an Area 5AAAAA tri-match with Paulding County.

Paideia 3, Whitefield Academy 0: The Lady Wolfpack couldn’t keep up in the best-of-five match, losing 25-22, 25-12, 25-18.

Sunni Dupree led Whitefield (2-3) with six kills and three aces, while Olivia Nicholas had five kills and four digs. Kelsey Butler added nine digs, with Kate MacPhail finishing with seven digs and 12 assists.

Trinity Christian 3, Dominion Christian 0: Lucy Niverson had a double-double of 10 digs and 11 assists, but the Lady Knights still fell to a 25-14, 25-6, 25-22 setback.

Lenlie Millwood added 13 digs for Dominion.
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