The Gainesville baseball team combined for seven home runs in a 17-7 rout over Apalachee High on Wednesday evening.
Michael Curry, Caleb Whitenton and Jonathan Gettys each hit two homers, and Brandon Sewell hit a solo shot. Mikey Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Red Elephants (19-5, 14-3 Region 8-AAAAA).
Curry hit a grand slam and a 2-run shot, while Whitenton added a double and three RBIs to go with his homer. Gettys has four RBIs, and Sewell added an RBI.
FLOWERY BRANCH 11, HERITAGE 1 (6 INNINGS): Falcons ace Jonathan Hughes struck out nine in a complete game performance on senior night Wednesday at Hog Mountain Sports Complex in Flowery Branch. Deuce Davidson, Andrew Nolt and Trey Groves each went 2 for 4 for the Falcons. Davidson and Nolt also drove in two runs apiece, while Groves had one RBI.
Flowery Branch’s Derek Eder also had a pair of hits, going 2 for 3 with a triple. The Falcons (14-10, 8-9) close out the season with a game against Heritage at 5:55 p.m. Friday in Conyers.
DAWSON COUNTY 3, FANNIN COUNTY 2: J.T. Eggert’s relief performance on the mound gave Dawson County a chance to rally, and the Tigers took advantage on Wednesday in Blue Ridge. Eggert took the mound in the second inning with the Tigers trailing 2-1 and struck out eight batters while allowing two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings of work. With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh, Dawson County’s Zack Buchan drew a walk, advanced to third courtesy of a pair of passed balls, and scored on an error.
Levi Whitmire evened the score 2-2 with an RBI double in the top of the fourth. Dawson County faces West Hall at 8 p.m. today to decide the fourth and final playoff spot in Region 7-AAA, following a game at Franklin County this afternoon.
NORTH HALL 6, NORTH OCONEE 1: The Trojans scored three runs in the first inning to defeat the Titans on the road on Thursday evening. Corbin Lewallen scored a 2-run double in the first, followed by a sacrifice fly by Fowler Brooks.
Micah Strickland (3-for-4) scored two runs and drove in an RBI. He singled in the first, second and fourth innings.
Lewallen earned the win on the mound, allowing two hits while walking none and striking out four in five innings.
EAST HALL 5, BANKS COUNTY 1: Jonah Crocker went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Vikings to a Region 7-AAA win on Wednesday evening.
Crocker doubled in the first inning and singled in the third and sixth, while Jack Hagwood allowed just one earned run during six innings on the mound for East hall. Hagwood allowed five hits, five walks while striking out five batters.
Crocker’s RBI single in the third allowed East Hall the go-ahead run before the Vikings added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Bartley Forrester earned low medalist honors at the Region 8-AAAA boys golf championship to help North Hall tie Buford for runner-up honors on Wednesday at Highland Walk in Royston. North Hall and Buford tied with a score of 337 and, along with White County, will advance to compete at state sectionals May 4 in Kingsville.
Forrester tied North Oconee’s Akshay Patel with a 74, before winning a sudden-death playoff. Brennan Manson (81), Cord Sanford (83) and Michael Paige (99) rounded out the Trojans’ top four scorers.
Steven Wysocki led Buford with a 75, while Garrett Rowland turned in an 80 for White County. North Oconee took the region championship with a team score of 308.
RIVERSIDE RECORDS 408 IN 8-AA TOURNAMENT: The Riverside Military Academy golf team recorded a team score of 408 in the Region 8-AA tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Bear Golf Course in Monroe.
Lee Norton carded a team-low 95, while Brandon Boisfontaine had 101. Alex Barr finished with 102, while Alex Hattenhauer had 110.
FLOWERY BRANCH BOYS 2, WINDER-BARROW 1: The Falcons came back from 1-0 down to rescue a region win over the Bulldoggs on Thursday evening.
Jorge Castro levelled the score in the middle of the first half before Nick Biafi put Flowery Branch (6-10, 6-3 Region 8-AAAAA) ahead 20 minutes into the second half.
Alexis Jimenez had the assist on Biafi’s goal. The Falcons will travel to Dalton High in a first-round Class AAAAA state playoff game next Wednesday.
RIVERSIDE MILITARY 7, HART COUNTY 0: Samuel Palmer scored a hat-trick, and Guillermo Cruz-Celis, Carlos Carrillo, Marvin Gonzalez and Enio Xavier scored to earn a comfortable win on Thursday evening.
Goalkeeper Robert Pee secured his sixth shutout of the season.
EAST HALL BOYS 0, DAWSON COUNTY 0 (4-2 IN PKS): Sherman Lucero, Leo Toledo, Carlos Castrejon and Brandon Bonilla scored on penalty kicks as the sixth-ranked Vikings defeated the third-ranked Tigers in Dawsonville on Tuesday.
The victory secures the No. 2 playoff seed from Region 7-AAA for East Hall (12-5-1, 5-1).
Antonio Perez allowed Dawson County to score on its first two penalty kicks, but he stopped the third and the fourth missed.
The Vikings will host the No. 3 seed from Region 8-AAA in a first-round game next week.
DAWSON COUNTY GIRLS 10, EAST HALL 0: Despite the loss, the Lady Vikings (3-15, 3-3) finished as the fourth seed from Region 7-AAA.
They’ll play in their first-ever state playoff game next week.
JOHNSON BOYS 3, DACULA 1: Fabian Abarca scored two goals in the Knight’s non-region win Tuesday in Oakwood. Marco Vazquez added the other goal, with Bryant Anaya and Rigo Campa supplying assists.
Gerardo Molina had four saves in goal, and Dacula’s lone goal was an own goal by Johnson.
The Region 8-AAAA champion Knights capped a 15-2 regular season and host a first-round playoff match April 29.
CHESTATEE GIRLS 5, ATHENS ACADEMY 2: Hope Baxter tallied a hat trick and Sadie Foote added two goals and an assist in a non-region game Tuesday in Gainesville.
Baxter’s first goal erased a 1-0 deficit, with her third goal pushing the Lady War Eagles’ lead to 4-2 in the second half.
Alysssa Yarck added an assist for Chestatee.
The Lady War Eagles (12-5) will host a first-round playoff game next Tuesday as Region 8-AAAA’s No. 2 seed.
HEBRON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 7, LAKEVIEW ACADEMY BOYS 1: Andrew Miller Bell scored the Lions’ only goal on an assist by Bryce Kimball.
Despite the loss, Lakeview (5-8, 5-3 Region 8-A) will enter the Class A state playoffs as a No. 3 seed. The Lions have qualified for the postseason each of the past four years. Lakeview will face to The Walker School on the road at 5 p.m. May 1. The Lions close out the regular season at 7:30 p.m. today against George Walton Academy.
NORTH HALL BOYS 2, WHITE COUNTY 1: Payton Mavity and Alec Zimmerman scored to lead the Trojans past White County on Thursday evening.
Mavity, a freshman scored in the 19th minute after Zimmerman struck in the fifth minute. John Chiarella and Rick Peralta added assists. North Hall’s season is over.
FLOWERY BRANCH GIRLS 3, SEQUOYAH 2: Peyton Brick won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Lady Falcons in Tuesday’s first-round Class AAAAA playoff match.
Flowery Branch got a 6-1, 6-7-6-2 No. 1 doubles win from Breanna Benton and Brooke Kane and a 6-0, 6-0 No. 2 doubles triumph from Kaia Clark and Kylie McGuire.
Nicole Morris lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Olivia Correa dropped a 6-4, 7-6 decision at No. 2 singles.
RIVERSIDE MILITARY 5, COOSA 0: The Eagles breezed to a comfortable first-round win on Wednesday over Coosa High. With the win, Riverside will travel to Pace Academy on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Ryan Dimond defeated his No. 1 singles opponent 6-1, 6-0 within 40 minutes, while Sipho Khoza (7-5, 6-1) and Armen Akoyhan (6-2, 7-6, 7-5) also won in singles.
The pairing of Andrew Eidson/Imanol Pablovich won 6-4, 6-4, while Paul Popovich/Russell Bolton battled for a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in No. 2 doubles.
LAKEVIEW BOYS TENNIS FALLS IN ARRAN TOURNAMENT FINAL: The Lions fell to Athens Academy 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Lee Allen Martin (6-4, 6-2) and Jonathan Kirwin picked up wins for Lakeview.
The Lakeview girls team lost 5-0 in the consolation match to Pinecrest Academy.
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