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High school scoreboard: Buford softball closes Ram Classic with 2 wins
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Buford softball completed play in the Ram Classic tournament with a pair of wins Saturday at Parkview High in Lilburn.

The first game, a 1-0 win over East Coweta, was a pitchers’ duel between Division I commits.

East Coweta’s Kelly Lynch, who will be attending Auburn, tossed a complete game, giving up one hit, an earned run and a walk.

Buford (20-1, 6-0 Region 8-AAAAA) put Tennessee commit Logan Caymol in the circle. She improved to 9-0, pitching her ninth complete game and her sixth shutout. Caymol lasted all seven innings, allowing one hit and walking three.

Both pitchers recorded 10 strikeouts in the game.

The contest went to the bottom of the seventh tied at 0-0.

Samantha Thomas led things off for the Lady Wolves with a double to left field. After a flyout to the pitcher, Hannah Jo Hyatt hit a groundball to the first baseman. As Thomas was rounding third, the ball bounced off the fielder’s glove, giving Thomas room to score the only run.

The second game ended 10-0 in favor of the Lady Wolves over Northside (Columbus).

Ansley Byers went the distance, giving up three hits and striking out three. The win improved Byers’ record to 7-1 for the year.

Katie Perkins was 3 for 3 from the plate with an RBI and a pair of runs scored. Maddie Marchiando was 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Mariah Wicker drove in two runs while going 2 for 4 at the plate. Gabby Venson scored two runs and drove in one in a 2 for 3 effort.

Buford will play again on Tuesday, Oct. 4 since they get a first-round bye for the region tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Lady Wolves will host region tournament play Oct. 4-6, with the championship game being played that Thursday.

High school results may be reported by 10:30 p.m. by calling 770-718-3409, or emailing sports@gainesvilletimes.com. Results reported after deadline will appear in the following day’s paper.

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