David Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the sixth-ranked Gainesville baseball team to a 13-0, five-inning win over Monroe Area on Friday in Monroe.
Stephen Mason earned the win, throwing four innings, striking out six and giving up three hits for the Red Elephants, who had 14 hits in the game. Skyler Weber, Ryan Griffith and Michael Gettys each homered for Gainesville (14-3, 12-3 Region 8-AAA), which remains a half-game back of No. 7 White County for first place in the region. The Red Elephants, who are now tied with North Hall in second place, visit West Hall at 5:55 p.m. Monday.
WHITE COUNTY 12, CHESTATEE 2 (FIVE INNINGS): The seventh-ranked Warriors scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning, and shutout Chestatee in the bottom half, to earn the 10-run mercy-rule win Friday in Gainesville. The Warriors (14-3, 13-3 Region 8-AAA) are now in sole possession of first place in the region, moving a half-game ahead of idle North Hall and maintaining the same lead over Gainesville, which also won Friday. Dylan Lee earned the victory, throwing a complete game, giving up five hits, no walks, two runs and striking out two, while going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Kyle Mills went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for the Warriors, while Hayden Cummins and Adam Hooper (2-for-4) each drove in two runs. The Warriors host Stephens County at 5:55 p.m. Monday.
LUMPKIN COUNTY 8, STEPHENS COUNTY 7: With the score tied at seven in the top of the seventh inning and runner on third base, Avery Ross delivered a squeeze bunt to drive in the eventual winning run Friday in Toccoa. Chase Grizzle (2-for-3) scored two runs and drove in one, and Freddie Beamen (1-for-3) had two RBIs, for Lumpkin County (9-8, 8-8 Region 8-AAA), which scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game after trailing 7-1. Will Anderson and Trevor Eudy each went 2-for-4, with Anderson stealing two bases and Eudy scoring a run. Michael Rider threw 3 2/3 innings to earn the win for Lumpkin County, which remains five games out of first place in the region. The Indians host Johnson at 5:55 p.m. Monday.
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