The Flowery Branch baseball team scored two runs in the top of the fourth and added three in the fifth, to secure the 11-7 win over Habersham Central on Monday in Mount Airy. Damon Morris earned the win, throwing five innings and striking out five, while Chase Hulsey came on to throw the final two innings in relief and earn the save. Hulsey also went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a double for Flowery Branch (13-3, 9-1 Region 8A-AAAA), which remains in second place in the region.
Jessie Brookshire and Logan Conley each went 2 for 4, with Brookshire adding three RBIs and Conley adding two. Brody Thomas went 4 for 5 with a double and an RBI for Flowery Branch, which hosts Apalachee at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Habersham Central visits Madison County at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
NORTH HALL 8, FRANKLIN COUNTY 2: Preston Graham struck out eight and earned the complete-game win Monday in Carnesville. Chris Stevens hit a three-run home run for North Hall (14-4, 13-3 Region 8-AAA), which remains tied with Gainesville for second place in the region and a half-game back of first-place White County. Andrew Smith (2 for 4) hit a home run and drove in two runs, while Hamilton Harper added a solo home run for North Hall, which hosts Lumpkin County at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
WHITE COUNTY 16, STEPHENS COUNTY 5 (FIVE INNINGS): With fifteen hits and seven home runs, the Warriors cruised to the win Monday in Cleveland. With the win, the Warriors (15-3, 14-3 Region 8-AAA) maintained their half-game lead over North Hall and Gainesville for first place in the region.
Kyle Mills (2 for 3, four RBIs) and Brett Westmoreland (3 for 3, three runs scored) each hit two home runs for White County, which trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the third before exploding for 13 runs. Luke Crumley earned the complete-game win, striking out eight, while going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored from the plate. Hayden Cummins (3 for 4), David Sosebee, and Adam Hooper each hit a home run for White County, which visits Walnut Grove at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
GAINESVILLE 16, WEST HALL 1 (THREE INNINGS): The Red Elephants hit five home runs in the top of the second inning in a rout Monday in Oakwood. Skyler Weber and Will Maddox hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning, as did Hunter Anglin and David Gonzalez. Jimmy Kemp rounded out the outburst with a two-run home run for Gainesville (15-3, 13-3 Region 8-AAA), which remains a half-game back of White County for first place in the region. Anglin earned the win on the mound, while going 2 for 3 with a solo home run, a three-run home run, three runs scored and four RBIs.
The Red Elephants host Franklin County, and West Hall visits Stephens County, at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
UNION COUNTY 13, EAST HALL 2 (FIVE INNINGS): The Panthers scored five runs in the bottom of the first and six runs in the bottom of the fourth to earn the win Monday in Blairsville. Zach Odom led the way for Union County (12-7, 8-5 Region 8-AA), driving in three runs, hitting a double and scoring a run. Daniel Coyne and Dustin Owenby each went 2 for 2 with an RBI, while Coleman Sullivan (3-2) threw three innings to earn the win. Union County hosts Rabun County at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
JEFFERSON 3, EAST JACKSON 2: Drew Carson struck out 12, gave up four hits and two runs to earn the complete-game win Tuesday at East Jackson. Jesse Tallent went 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead Jefferson (8-10, 7-9 Region 8-AA), which scored once in the top of the seventh to earn the win. The Dragons host Hart County at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday.
WHITE COUNTY GIRLS 181, STEPHENS COUNTY 220: Jodi Samples carded an 84 to lead the Lady Warriors to the 18-hole win Tuesday at Mossy Creek Golf Course. Taylor Dorsey (97), Rachel Hammond (99) and Kathryn Whitaker (107) rounded out the scoring for White County, which plays in the Region 8-AAA tournament at Achasta Golf Course on Thursday.
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